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Dr. Denise P. Simmons

Email Addresses
denise.simmons@mwsu.edu
My Websites

Educational Leadership & Technology
Assistant Professor

Office Location
Ferguson Hall 305
Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00-12:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4073
Fax: (940) 397-4694

Curriculum and Learning
Assistant Professor

Office Location
Ferguson Hall 305
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4073
Fax: (940) 397-4694
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2017 EDLE 5693 170 Grad Internship in Ed Leadership Prothro-Yeager Hall 204
Details Fall 2017 COUN 2143 X10 Human Diversity Online
Details Fall 2017 COUN 2143 X15 Human Diversity Online
Details Fall 2017 COUN 2143 102 Human Diversity Dillard College of Business Administration 121
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Dillard University Bachelor of Arts 1987-5-23 0:0:0
Texas A&M University-Commerce Master of Education 2003-5-10 0:0:0
Texas A&M University-Commerce Doctor of Education 2012-12-15 0:0:0
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Orleans Parish Public School System Teacher 1987-September 1992-June
Jefferson Parish Public School System Teacher 1992-September 1999-July
Richardson Independent School District Teacher 1999-July 2003-July
Lancaster Independent Shcool District Assistant Principal 2003-August 2006-July
Cedar Hill Independent School District School Improvement Administrator 2006-September 2010-September
La Marque Independent School District School Improvement Administrator 2010-09-15 2014-06-30
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 2014-08-18 Present

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK

Simmons, D. (2017). Strengthening Principal Internships by Focusing on Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Building Level Standards. Presented at International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Simmons, D. (2017). Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) using Project-based Learning and Growth Mindset Strategies. Presented at International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Simmons, D. (2017). Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) using Project-based Learning and Growth Mindset Strategies. Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Simmons, D. (2016). Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) using Project-based Learning and Growth Mindset Strategies. Presented at Learning & the Brain Conference. Boston, MA.

Simmons, D. (2016). Transformational Leadership in the 21st Century: Relationship Between Transformational Leadership, Innovative Work Behavior, and Student Achievement in Educational Institutions. Presented at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference. Detroit, MI.

Simmons, D. (2016). Piloting Principals through Principal Leadership Academy (PLA). Presented at National Council of Professors or Educational Administration Annual Conference. Detroit, MI.

Simmons, D. (2016). Teaching Diverse Learners Presentation/Training. Presented through Café con Leche. Spring, 2016. 

Simmons, D. (2016). Is College Really Worth It? Presented through Road to College. May, 2016. 

Simmons, D. (2016). Bridging the Gaps: Cultural, Discipline, and Achievement Presentation/Training. Presented through Café con Leche. Spring, 2016.  

Simmons, D. (2016). Becoming the Best You. Presented at the Black Leadership Summit.  April 22, 2016.

Simmons, D. (2015). Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering Family STEM Day.  Event at Region IX.  March 2016.

Simmons, D. (2016). Transformational Leadership in the 21st Century: Relationship Between Transformational Leadership, Innovative Work Behavior, and Student Achievement in Educational Institutions. Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Simmons, D. (2015). Transformational Leadership in the 21st Century: Relationship Between Transformational Leadership, Innovative Work Behavior, and Student Achievement in Educational Institutions. Presented at Texas Women in Higher Education Conference.  Lubbock, Texas.

Simmons, D. (2015). Transformational Leadership in the 21st Century: Relationship Between Transformational Leadership, Innovative Work Behavior, and Student Achievement in Educational Institutions. Presented at University of North Texas Education Leadership Conference. Denton, Texas

Simmons, D. (2015). Engaging Students for Mathematics Success. Presented at the Hispanic and African-American Education Summit. October 24, 2015.

Simmons, D. (2015). The Impact of Young Engineer Summer (Y.E.S.) Camp on College Readiness.

Simmons, D. (2015). Integrating Authentic Instruction to Promote Summer School Success.

Simmons, D. (2015). The Road to College Has Many Crossroads Mathematics Curriculum: Exploring Ratios, Rate, and Proportions. 

Simmons, D. (2015). A Fresh Look at Literacy. Presented at Annual Educational Literacy Seminar. January 2015.

Simmons, D. (2015). The Effects of Single-Sex Mathematics Classrooms on African-American Males in Ninth.  Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association Conference. San Antonio, Texas.  

Simmons, D. (2014). Research Past, Present, and Future. Presented at Information Communication and Technology University-Yaoundé. Cameroon, Africa.   

Acuna, K., Blacklock, J., & Simmons, D. (2014). Principal Leadership Academy: Developing a Principal Professional Development Model. September 2014 - May 2015

Talley, T., Micheaux, M. & Simmons, D. (2012). The value of STEM camp experience. March 2013.

              Talley, T. & Simmons, D. (2012). STEM turnaround school. March  2013.

Simmons, D. (2012). Renaissance Project. Presentation at the La Marque Rotary Meeting. June 2012.

Simmons, D. (2012). Renaissance Project. Presentation at the La Marque Chamber of Commerce Meeting. May 2012.

Simmons, D. (2012). STEM Renaissance Academy and Summer Camp Program. Presented at Simms Elementary School. May 2012.

              Simmons, D. (2012). STEM Renaissance Academy and Summer Camp Program. Presented at Highlands Elementary School.  
              May 2012.

              Simmons, D. (2007). KickStart Program: Building Moral Character through Karate. Presented at Texas A&M University-
              Commerce. 

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORK

Huang, S., Simmons, D., Wilson, S., & Hutson, T. (2017). 20 STEM Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-8. Nova Science Publishers, 2017.

Simmons, D. F. (2017). Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) using Project-based Learning and Growth Mindset Strategies for Middle School STEM Campers. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 2017.  

Simmons, D. F. (2017). The Effects of Single-sex Mathematics Classes on African American Males in the Ninth Grade. Journal of Mathematics Research, 2017.

Simmons, D. (2015). Transformational Leadership in the 21st Century: Relationship Between Transformational Leadership, Innovative Work Behavior, and Student Achievement in Educational Institutions. Published, Fall 2016.

              Simmons, D. (2012). The Effects of Single-sex Mathematics Classes on African American Males in the Ninth Grade. (Doctoral         
              Dissertation, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2012).

              Simmons, D. (July, 2012). Comcast Newsmaker: La Marque Renaissance Academy.Simmons, D. (2002). A study of the relationship
              between effective school administrators and student success in elementary schools in Texas. (Masters Thesis, Texas A&M
              University-Commerce, 2002).