Amber Simmons, Brookwood High School

Simmons' career came full circle when she began teaching in 2006 at her alma mater, Brookwood High School.

“I cannot stress enough how invested I am in providing a positive school culture that supports the social and emotional well-being of all students," she said. "I want each graduate to remember their school days at GCPS fondly just like I do.”

Simmons helps students organize book drives for elementary school students and has generated more than $4,500 worth of books to the GCPS Book Mobile.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in english from Brenau Women’s College, a master’s degree in english education from Georgia State University and a specialist’s degree and doctorate in language and literacy from the University of Georgia.