About Me

About Mr. Simmons

The Math Teacher

This is my sixteenth year of teaching in Fort Bend ISD. I was at Garcia M.S. from its opening day until I moved to Sartartia six years ago. While at Garcia I served as the Math Department Chair. Previous to Garcia, I was at Highlands Elementary. My favorite part of teaching is seeing the joy of understanding on the face of a student who finally "gets it" after struggling with a difficult math concept. Now I am focusing on teaching Algebra I, and it is my goal to have my students better prepared than any others in the district.

The Coach

I am particularly interested in academic competitions, and the teams I have coached have been fairly successful. Here at Sartartia, I have enjoyed being a part of the Sartartia MathCounts and Academic Pentathlon teams. I am especially proud of being the co-coach of the 2004 MathCounts team which won the Texas State Championship. This past year our MathCounts team finished 18th in the state. And our Academic Pentathlon kiddos won a slew of medals at the annual spring competition.

The Other Teacher

Over the years I have shared many of my teaching ideas with other math professionals through giving a number of presentations at national,state, and regional math conferences. I am also certified as an Intel Master Teacher and have given seminars and courses on integrating technology into the classroom.

The Family Man

My wife, Linda, and I have been married for 41 years. She is the librarian at Sugar Mill Elementary. Our daughter is a lawyer in St. Louis, and our son-in-law is a doctoral candidate in plant genetics at Washington University in St. Louis. They are both graduates of Texas A&M.

The Man of Leisure

This past summer my wife and I enjoyed our summer cruising Lake Conroe with our new boat. We explored almost every inch of shoreline and saw some wonderful wildlife. It was a bit of a change from our normal summer of travel in our RV. When we are on the road we especially enjoy visiting state parks and wildlife reserves as I am a casual birder and enjoy watching birds. In the fall my favorite pastime is watching college football, and Mrs. Simmons and I go to all the Texas A&M home games (Gig 'em Aggies!)

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