Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Che Simmons, elementary teacher, has over twenty years of experience in independent and public school elementary education, including teaching 4th grade at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, DC, teaching and supervising programs in New Orleans and Philadelphia, and teaching 4th-7th grade in the Oakland and San Francisco Unified School Districts. He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Che has been committed to addressing issues of diversity throughout his career as an educator, serving as an Affinity Group Leader at the NAIS People of Color Conference and leading small group conversations with educators from around the country. He helped establish a schoolwide diversity committee at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans and also convened the LGBTQIA+ Fellowship at the Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia.
Why I Teach At Siena: I believe strongly that all students, no matter their strengths or challenges, deserve to receive a quality education where they feel that they are seen and their unique learning needs are supported.