Ms. Simmer

Phone: (651)744-2254


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in Education BA in Education BA in Communication Arts Japanese Language

Ms. Simmer

Hello Families and Welcome to Fourth Grade at Capitol Hill! 

I am thrilled to be teaching in this exciting school where learning happens at many levels. In addition to my Masters in Education, I have a B.A. in Communication Arts and have worked as a reporter and a writer in various roles around the country. I've also lived and worked in Japan and traveled throughout the world. I look forward to learning about your children and their interests, travels, and skills.

I live in Saint Paul with my husband. My son recently graduated from a French only college in Winnipeg, Canada, and is currently hiking somewhere in the world. My daughter is a senior at Grinnell College in Iowa.

After teaching for three years in third grade, I am honored to join the fourth grade team at Capitol Hill. We will learn and have fun with the  history unit, the many field trips, as well as day to day math, reading and writing lessons. We incorporate socioemotional health and learning about the brain as well as ways to get our minds and bodies ready for learning in this fast paced world. 

We have a very busy year planned. Please visit the classroom at anytime. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful and supportive community of learners.