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Faculty Profile
Vicki Simms
Third Grade Teacher
Vicki Simms has been a teacher at Whitefield since 2008. She has over 13 years of experience in education, over 10 of those years have been in Christian education. Prior to teaching third and fourth grades at Whitefield, Simms taught first, second, and fourth grades at The Heiskell School, one of the first Christian schools in Atlanta. She has also taught pre-kindergarten and served as a consultant for ETS (Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ). In love with being around kids, outside of school, she has also served as a church camp director. Simms has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Winthrop University with a major concentration in library science.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield:
My golden moment in teaching was being invited to join the Whitefield faculty. I love teaching here because of the chance to influence young people for Jesus Christ by building godly character and developing positive habits of the mind and heart. In a Christ-centered school, I am saturated with the word of God, which is my spiritual lifeline. I feel a sense of urgency in my mission to promote a Biblical perspective and worldview to the next generation.

Why I love teaching:
Working with children has been an integral part of my life. My mother was a high school Latin, English, and Bible teacher, so education is in my blood. In addition to teaching, I served many years of long-term substituting and volunteering in public and private schools when my children were young.


On a personal note


About my family:
My husband, Ben, a native Atlantan, and I have four grown children (they’ll always be my babies!) We rejoice in God’s goodness in drawing each one to Himself; they all have made commitments to Christ, graduated from college, and are working in their chosen professions. We have also been blessed with two wonderful grandsons and a granddaughter! God has given me a wide spectrum of family and professional experiences, which inform my perspective in teaching; however, the Bible and the Holy Spirit take precedence overall.

Hometown:
Columbia, South Carolina