Keishonda Simms

Keishonda Simms

Teaching Policy Fellow
Chicago Public Schools
William H. Ryder Math & Science Specialty School
PreK-8th grade PE, dance & health teacher
I believe that teachers can be powerful agents for change as we have a unique perspective to share and have a connection to all of the partners within our educational communities.

Keishonda Simms is a Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow.  Keishonda teaches physical education, dance, and health for preschool through 8th grade and is a math lead at William H. Ryder Math & Science Specialty School, where she also founded Manifest, a group dedicated to youth empowerment through dance and performance.  Keishonda is the school’s athletic director, and a member of the instructional lead team and local school council.  She has served as a member of the CPS' district wellness champion team since 2015.  Keishonda graduated from Carleton College with a BA in History and AFAM Studies and received her MA in elementary education with a specialization in middle school education from Roosevelt University.