Jane Simmons

Simmons yearbook headshot

Hi, my name is Jane Simmons and I am so excited to be your second grade teacher! I was a 2nd grade student at Heritage Elementary School 30 years ago! It is so fun to be a teacher at the school I grew up at. I taught 1st grade for 5 years and this will be my 4rth year teaching 2nd grade!

I went to Oklahoma Baptist University for my undergraduate degree in Communications and received a Masters in Teaching from Dallas Baptist University. My husband went to LSU, so I also love all things purple and gold- Geaux Tigers!

My husband, Andrew, teaches 7th grade math at Cross Timbers Middle School in GCISD. We have an enthusiastic 5 year old daughter named Joanna and an energetic 1 year old son named Ross. Our favorite things to do as a family are walk to the park, make tents, have dance parties, play with sidewalk chalk & make special trips to Menchies to celebrate small victories.

Cultivating a classroom community of students that encourage, support and lift one another up brings me so much joy. I want to help each child strive to reach their full potential academically and socially. I love teaching and I love having fun with kids. It is going to be an amazing year of learning and growing! I can't wait to watch my second graders SHINE this year!