Ms. Simons is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Philosophy. She has taught secondary language arts for 18 years and has been a Dulles Viking for five years! She felt called to teach because she is passionate about helping others discover their full potential. Professionally, she is passionate about challenging students to think and create in new and innovative ways. Ms. Simons enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. She also enjoys museums, live theater and music, writing poetry, walking and reading in the park, kick-boxing, painting, DIY projects and interior decorating.