Hello! I am Heather Simmons. I live in the panhandle of Florida in the small town of DeFuniak Springs with my husband and two daughters. I enjoy spending time with my family, riding horses, reading, and going to the beach. I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Education from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. I have been teaching for ten years and have a passion for seeing my students learn, excel, and succeed. Prior to joining the AVE faculty, I spent seven years as a traditional classroom teacher and three years as a media specialist. It is my belief that education can change the world. By providing my students with an engaging and effective learning environment, I am not just teaching them a skill but helping students become lifelong learners.