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My name is Erin Simmons and I've been with DVUSD since 2019. Currently, I teach a Language Arts Lab using the Elevate program from Reading Horizons and oversee reading interventions.
I graduated from Westmont College, a small private college in Santa Barbara, California, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies: Elementary Education in December of 2013. I continued my education at Westmont and completed their California Teaching Credential Program in the spring of 2014.
My teaching career began with an opportunity to teach internationally. I taught grades three and four at a private international institution in Costa Rica from 2014 to 2018. In July of 2018, I moved to Arizona where I taught single subject elementary as the English Subject Expert Teacher for fourth grade. In the summer of 2019, I made the jump to middle school and began teaching 7th grade English Language Arts at Deer Valley Middle School where I stayed for several years before joining the team at BGHS in 2023.
Outside of school, I try to keep up with my little guy, experiment with cooking and baking, hike around Arizona, and read both fiction and non-fiction.
Welcome to another year!