Dr. Simmons has twenty years of experience working in the field of education. She is a licensed classroom teacher and former school administrator in North Carolina Public Schools. She has earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville Technical Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6), and a Master of School Administration, both from Fayetteville State University.
Her Doctor of Education (Educational Leadership) was conferred upon her in August 2018 from Gardner-Webb University. Dr. Simmons has a heart for children and their success is her passion. She has worked as a lead teacher in the children's church ministry at various churches for over thirty years. Dr. Simmons has also served as a Christian Education Director.