Mrs. Cindy Simmons
Mrs. Cindy Simmons is excited to be starting her 24th year in education and her 3rd year teaching at Cardinal Ridge as a Reading Specialist. Mrs. Simmons previous teaching experience includes 4 years as a first grade and kindergarten teacher in Warren County Public Schools and 17 years as a Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach in Frederick County Schools, VA where she was awarded teacher of the year at Evendale Elementary school in 2012.
She was born in NJ and moved to Stephens City, VA when she was 10 years old and currently still lives there with her husband and 3 of her 4 children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spendng time with her family, traveling, and listening to live music.
Mrs. Simmons educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Shenandoah University in Psychology with a certification to teach in elementary school and a Master of Science in Education from Shenandoah University. She is also a trained Reading Recovery Teacher. Her goal as a Reading Specialist is to motivate and teach scholars literacy skills so that they become lifelong learners and enjoy reading and writing. She looks forward to watching them SOAR to their greatest potential.