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.

Michelle Simmons

Hello Friends!  My name is Michelle Simmons and I am a first grade teacher at Odenville Elementary School.  I am starting my 17th year of teaching.  All of my teaching experience has been at OES.  I have taught kindergarten for five years and starting my twelfth year teaching first grade.  I am originally from Southside (Etowah County) but now reside in Odenville.  I am happily married to Barry Simmons.  Barry is a PE teacher at Handley Middle School and coaches football at Handley High School.  We have two beautiful daughters, Haley and Emily.  We got a big surprise during quarantine!  We are expecting a new baby girl in December, Riley Claire.  We have a dog named Duke and three cats, Toto, Tiger, and Sammy.  We love going to church, spending time with our family & friends, watching Alabama & JSU football and softball, watching Haley play travel softball, and playing with Emily.    

I chose to become a teacher because I love to be around kids!  Kids are so fun and they make me laugh!  Kids are so special and unique!  I strive to show love, encouragement, and joy to each student that walks into my classroom and even in our school.  Kids are such a wonderful blessing and I am truly grateful that I chose to become a teacher!