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
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.