Simmons/Burr' All-Star Class
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year and Fourth Grade! This is my seventeenth year teaching here at Anderson Elementary and my 29th year teaching. I am originally from South Mississippi, where I graduated in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and have been in Texas for the past 25 years. I have taught Preschool, Second Grade, Third Grade and Fourth Grade in MS and TX. I was previously in Richardson ISD where I was a Fourth Grade teacher, an Instructional Specialist, and a 3rd/4th Multi-age teacher before coming to Allen ISD. I will be teaching your child Math this year.
I was widowed after my husband of 29 years died from colon cancer, and we have four children, who all attended Allen schools. Our oldest daughter graduated from Allen High School in 2011, and recently graduated from Texas A&M- Commerce majoring in Vocal Performance/Opera. She is completing her Master's Degree in Music Therapy at TWU. She is married and is interning this semester at a hospice service. My son is an AHS graduate of 2013 and is beginning his Senior year of college at Collin College majoring in Education. He works at Preston Elementary. My middle daughter graduated from AHS in 2016, and is a 2020 Graduate of Texas Tech University in Sociology and minoring in Business/English. She is also married and is the Kids Co Director at Chase Oaks Sloan Creek Campus, and my youngest daughter is a 2022 Graduate of Allen High School. She performed in local musical theater, and is attending Collin College to major in Interior Design.
I am a certified Open Water Scuba Diver, an Advanced Open Water Diver, and have a Specialty in underwater navigation. I was a Girl Scout Leader for 13 years, and my troop are all now in college or have graduated from college! One of my passions is TRAVEL and learning about other cultures. We have sponsored students as foreign exchange students from Germany and France, too.
I love my job here at Anderson, and am looking forward to working with Fourth Graders! We have so many fun activities planned this year!
If you've been around Anderson for awhile, you're probably wondering who is Mrs. Burr?! Well, I have been blessed to remarry a wonderful man who is the father of three boys, so I am now bearing a new name and am a stepmom too! (My email will remain Simmonsburr, but the kids will call me Mrs. Burr.)
Looking forward to an All Star Year!