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Juanita Simmons

Associate Professor
College of Education
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

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Simmons, Juanita

Juanita Cleaver Simmons is one of seventeen public school administrators selected to participate in the nationally renowned Cooperative Superintendency Program of the University of Texas at Austin. She completed this program with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, with emphasis in urban superintendency and educational policy and analysis. Her secondary emphasis is social work and community affairs. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Midwestern University. She majored in English and Speech, and minored in Special Education. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Dallas receiving advanced graduate studies in Humanities, and North Texas University for Educational Administration. She earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin. Juanita has served over 25 years in public school instruction and leadership, including the Dallas Independent School District, the Texas Education Agency, and the Austin Independent School District. Her curriculum writing experiences include presentations for the U.S. Department of Justice?s Civitas project in Ireland, and cultural exchange projects with several countries in West Africa. She serves as a grants reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Her memberships and affiliations include the American Educational Research Association, the National Association of Black School Educators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Dallas School Administrators Association, the American Federation of Teachers, Federation of Educational Administrators (FEA) – UT Austin, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society of the University of Texas at Austin, and the International Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

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