Hello and welcome to my page!
I am Kimberly Simmons, the School Social Worker for The Middle College at UNCG. My first year here was SY14-15 and I continue to thoroughly enjoy working with our students and staff. I am a two-time graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL, having received my B.S. in Psychology and Masters of Social Work. I am also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with an active license in Washington, D.C., as well as North Carolina.
School Social Workers have a specific role in Guilford County Schools. We promote the maximum development of all students by the prevention and/or alleviation of problems that interfere with learning. School social workers help schools to maintain constructive and effective relationships between the home, school and community to ensure that the best possible conditions for learning occur. We assist in alleviating problems that may interfere with learning. These may include: family dynamics, homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, family violence, child abuse/neglect, inappropriate behavior, absenteeism, economic deprivation, and lack of understanding of school policies and programs.
Additionally, we are charged with working to ensure a safe and welcoming culture and climate within the school community. We do this in many ways, including promoting programs such as Red Ribbon Week, Anti-bullying, Sandyhook Promise, ANYDAY/ANYTOWN with NCCJ, Acts of Kindness Week, school-wide Social Emotional Learning, and more.
Here at the Middle College at UNCG, I am also the Service Learning Program Coach.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman
School Phone: 336.334.3662
Cell Phone: 336.317.7787 (can receive calls and texts)
I am also reachable via Remind.