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Heather Simmons

Hello! My name is Heather Simmons, and I am excited to be a Global Teacher with the Dual Diploma Program. I grew up in Greenwood, South Carolina. I moved to DeFuniak Springs, Florida with my husband (Josh) in 2005. We have three children (Reagan, Amelia, and Lucas). We enjoy riding horses and spending time on the water as a family. I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Education from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. I am certified to teach English Language Learners, English 6-12 grades, and Social Sciences 6-12 grades. I have been teaching for fourteen years and have a passion for seeing my students learn, excel, and succeed. Prior to joining the Dual Diploma 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.