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Deborah Simmonds

Literacy Coach

Favorite Book: This Side of Home by Renee Watson

Deborah is one of the newest members of MSQI.  Before joining MSQI, Deborah served as a tenured Assistant Principal.  She believes deeply in culturally responsive teaching and creating classrooms where students are invited to share their ideas through inquiry and academic conversation.  Deborah enjoys collaborating with teachers and school leaders to enhance instructional practices that will support all students with becoming successful readers and writers.  She holds a B.A. in English as well as a Dual Masters in General and Special Education.   She also holds a School District Leader License.


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