Wayne State College

Midge Simmons

Dr. Midge Simmons teaches special education courses in the EDFL department. She is the advisor of the WSC Student Council for Exceptional Children.

Before teaching at WSC, Dr. Simmons was a Special Education Coordinator in PK-12 in two Texas school districts. Before that, she served as an educational diagnostician and a special education teacher in Texas. In addition, she was an adjunct for Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, for five years teaching online special education courses.

Dr. Simmons is a member of the National Certified Educational Diagnosticians and the Texas Professional Educational Diagnosticians.

Ed.D., 2019 – Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
M.Ed., 2005 - University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, Texas
B.S., 1989 - Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Academic Interests
Dr. Simmons teaching interests include IEP process and development, RTI/MTSS, PBIS, special education law, assessment, and inclusion. Her research interests include student outcomes of students with disabilities in higher education and Section 504 and disability services in higher education.