Hello! My name is Tami Simkins and I am very excited to continue my journey at MVA as the school counselor. I moved to Kansas 18 years ago. I have lived in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and California. I earned my bachelor's degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and my Master of Arts Degree in Education through Baker University. I earned my Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Student Development in 2021. This is my 2nd year supporting students and families as a school counselor. I transitioned to school counseling after 20 years of teaching mathematics. I am a proud mother of 7 children. Brianna, Chris, Madalyn, Megan, Colby, Caitlyn, and Cooper. Their ages range from 31 to 11 years old. I am also a grandmother to Bentley, Brooklyn, Brayden and Seraphina. I am very proud of them! I have been teaching online for 11 years. I look forward to helping you design a plan to help you reach your future goals.