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Donna Simms

Donna Simms (NC '97)


At the time of the Award, Donna Simms was:

Assistant Principal,Curriculum & Instruction
Ralph L. Fike High School
Wilson, NC

Biographical Information

Prior to becoming assistant principal for instructional services this year at Ralph L. Fike Senior High School in Wilson, Donna Simms was a science teacher for 20 years, covering the waterfront of science instruction, from chemistry, physics, and biology, to earth and environmental science and physical science. Among her best-known innovations has been the Simms Science Show, in which she presents science demonstrations in the guise of a magic show, using chemicals to create eye-popping explosions and later explaining the science behind the trick. Ms. Simms also developed a Writing for Fun and Learning unit, which combines science with creative writing and performing arts projects.

Additional Information


1976 Atlantic Christian College, B.A.