Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in History; Manhattanville College Master's in Education in Secondary Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction; George Mason University
Mr. Paul Simonton
Mr. Simonton is proud to lead River Bend's theatre program and be a member of the CTE department.
Mr. Simonton received his Bachelor's degree in history from Manhattanville College in 2010. He first came to River Bend as a student teacher in 2014, and started in the social studies department the following year. At the same time, he took over directing the school musical, and eventually, in 2018, transitioned into teaching the newly offered Exploratory Dramatics course along with Tech Ed. In 2022 he also became the technical director for Potomac Falls High School and Eagle Ridge Middle School.
In his spare time that isn't devoted to plays and musicals, Mr. Simonton enjoys spending time with his dog, Casey, and travelling the world as much as he can.