Simmons/Burr' All-Star Class
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year and Fourth Grade! This is my fifteenth year teaching here at Anderson Elementary and my 27th 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 23 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 was widowed after my husband of 29 years died from colon cancer, and we have four children, who attend, or 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 starting her Master's Degree in Music Therapy at TWU. She is married and is teaching voice lessons. My son is an AHS graduate of 2013 and is beginning his Junior year of college at Collin College majoring in English/History. My middle daughter graduated from AHS in 2016, and is a 2020 Graduate of Texas Tech University in Sociology and minoring in Business/English, and my youngest daughter is a Junior at Allen High School. She played the flute in the band, but loves musical theater, so she is focused on that now. She performs in local musical theater, and is signed with an agency out of California as a model and actress. They keep us busy!
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 Simmons, but the kids will call me Mrs. Burr.)
Looking forward to an All-Star Year and ready to get "Work Hard and Game On!"