About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
I received my BS Degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University in 2004. I received my MS Degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University in 2007.
Hello Friends! My name is Michelle Simmons and I am a first grade teacher at Odenville Elementary School. I have been teaching for fifteen years. All of my teaching experience has been at OES. I taught kindergarten for five years and have been teaching first grade for ten years. I am originally from Southside (Etowah County) but now reside in Moody. I am happily married to Barry Simmons. Barry is a teacher and the head varsity football coach at Ashville High School. We have a beautiful 11 year old daughter, Haley. We also have two dogs, Bo and Rascal, two cats, Toto and Tiger, and two hamsters, WALL-E and Buddy. We love going to church, spending time with our family & friends, watching Alabama & JSU football, and watching Haley play softball!
I chose to become a teacher because I enjoy being with children. Children are fun, eager to learn, and make me laugh! My goal as a teacher is to make my students feel loved, safe, successful, and have lots of fun at school!