“Building a kind atmosphere and caring community in my classroom is just as important as providing strong academics in my classroom.”
Veronica Simms earned her B.A. and M.A. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, specializing in clinical social work with an emphasis in child development. After working as a therapist with children for two years, she decided to teach abroad in Gallarate, Italy, as an English instructor with The British College of Italy. This experience reinforced her passion and love for teaching. She subsequently obtained her teaching credential from Saint Vincent College, in Latrobe, PA. In 2004 she moved to the Bay Area and began teaching at The Academy. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike, being outdoors, reading, and spoiling her dogs.