Christopher Simmonds was born and raised in Toronto Canada where he lived for 17 years. He graduated high school from Crawford Adventist Academy and moved to Huntsville Alabama to attend Oakwood University from 2000-2004.
While at Oakwood University he received his Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Communications. In order to help pay for his school’s tuition he obtained a job at IHOP where he was quickly promoted to the youngest General Store Manager in franchise history. Upon completion of his degree he taught as a reading intervention specialist at Lakewood Elementary School, and a year later was offered a Full Time teaching position in Miami Florida at Miami Springs Adventist School teaching a 3rd grade classroom. After completing his first successful year as a classroom teacher his school district recognized his classroom management skills and strong technology abilities, and increased his job responsibilities by having him teach middle school grades 6-8 as the schools Math, Social Studies, and Writing teacher. He quickly became the school’s lead teacher and went on to becoming the school district’s Math Coach for the entire state of Florida. He helped new and struggling teachers create and implement efficient teaching methods by using technology in the classroom and cooperative learning strategies through discussion. He was Promoted to school Vice-Principal in 2010 and served in many of the school’s financial budgeting due to him having obtained a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico in 2009.
Mr. Simmonds currently serves as School Director and Principal for CARE Elementary since September 2014. His role as director allows him to educate, administer, budget, fundraise, curriculum plan, and his duties also consist of many public speaking engagements. Mr. Simmonds has a passion for teaching, a dedication to transforming students through mentorship, and a commitment to educating students to push them to reach their maximum potential.