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Mrs. Monica Simmons was named Superintendent of Schools in Elysian Fields ISD in April of 2022. Upon being named Superintendent, Mrs. Simmons had worked 19 years as a teacher and administrator in EFISD, including her role as Assistant Superintendent beginning in June 2021. She has also served as the district's curriculum director, federal programs director and testing coordinator.

Mrs. Simmons joined the district in 2002 as a student teacher and later a first grade teacher. She worked in the district for five years before serving a year at Marshall ISD as a reading interventionist at William B. Travis Elementary School. Mrs. Simmons returned to Elysian Fields ISD in 2009, serving as an eighth grade English and language arts teacher between 2009 to 2012 and a third grade teacher from 2012 to 2017. Mrs. Simmons served as the assistant principal at Elysian Fields Elementary School from 2017 to 2019 prior to being named the district’s curriculum director.

Mrs. Simmons has earned several awards during her career, including the 2013-14 Elysian Fields Elementary Teacher of the Year, the 2019 Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association Region 7 Assistant Principal of the Year and the 2020 Marshall News Messenger and Wiley College Black History Month Now winner.

Mrs. Simmons earned her associate’s degree at Panola College, her bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Tyler, her master’s degree at the University of Texas at Tyler, her principal certification from Stephen F. Austin State University and her superintendent certification from the University of Texas at Tyler.