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Beverly Simmons

Simmons Education Solutions
Richmond, TX
Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Beverly Simmons also considers California home because she lived there about twenty years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL; Master’s in Special Education from Fresno State University in California, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University in Sarasota, FL. Her career in education spans the levels K-16 in the states of CA, IL and TX where she served as a special education teacher and administrator; school board member; and student/family community advocate. Dr. Simmons is a presenter at multiple national, regional and state educational conferences in Illinois, Florida and Texas. She has overwhelming success with her presentations at several higher education conferences on effectively teaching young men of color in developmental education programs. She is a curriculum specialist and author of a doctoral course for a university’s new academic program.

She currently resides in Texas and is co-founder and CEO of Simmons Education Solutions aka: Gateway to Success Educational Institute. Her excitement about this business venture is largely due to the fact that she provides professional development and leadership training to teachers and schools, while also being able to give back to the community by offering students 16-19 years of age, the opportunity to earn their high school diploma or GED so they can also give back to their community. Dr. Simmons has been married to Dr. Stanford Simmons for 39 years. They are the proud parents of three and grandparents of eleven.