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Robert Randolph Simmons, American principal. Certified elementary school administrator, Michigan, certified primary and elementary school teacher, 1962-1968, 1st African-American Elementary Principal Flint Community Schools, 1970, elementary principal, primary-8 grade teacher, New York, 1968, 1st African-American Elementary Assistant Principal Flint Community Schools, 1968-1970.

Background

Simmons, Robert Randolph was born on August 27, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Aaron J. Simmons and Lou (Randolph) Higgs.

Education

Bachelor in History, Michigan State University, 1958. Master of Arts in Community School Leadership, Eastern Michigan University, 1967. Specialist of Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1976.

Doctor of Education, University Michigan, 1978. Doctoral postgraduate, Marygrove College, Detroit, 2004.

Career

Teacher Flint (Michigan) Cmty Schools, 1962-1968. African-American elementary prin Flint Community Schools, Michigan, assistant principal, 1968—1970, principal, 1970—2007, elementary liaison principal, since 1992. Director Of IBM for students partnership for Stewart School, 1991.

Adjunct professor education Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 1988-1997. National Education Association Mastery In Learning school renewal site-based consultant, 1987-1992, consultant parent education Flint Community Schools, since 1970, consultant school improvement, Michigan, since 1989. Presenter Michigan Department Education, Michigan State University, since 1987.

Co-sponsor Mentor's for At-Risk Males Program, Stewart School, 1989-2005. School reform peer reviewer State of Michigan, 2002. Peer mentor and reviewer National Youth Leadership Council, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Certified elementary school administrator, Michigan, certified primary and elementary school teacher, 1962-1968, 1st African-American Elementary Principal Flint Community Schools, 1970, elementary principal, primary-8 grade teacher, New York, 1968, 1st African-American Elementary Assistant Principal Flint Community Schools, 1968-1970.

Works

  • book

    • Divine Running Track Shoes: Story Of Dr. Robert Randolph Simmons The Ministry Pathway To The Urban Principalship

  • Job Satisfaction And Selected Demographic Participation Variables Study Of Elementary Community School Principals

    • Job Satisfaction And Selected Demographic Participation Variables Study Of Elementary Community School Principals

      1978
  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Jack & Jill Reading/Program, Black Dialect, U M-Flins, 1975. Author: Job satisfaction of Elementary Principals, University Michigan, 1978, A Pioneer in Home, School Partnership. Contributor to book: Parents and Schools: From Visitors to Partners, 1993.Contributor articles to professional journals. Contributing author in-district teaching materials Flint Community Schools. Contributor National Society Experiential Education, since 1997, Quarterly education, Service Learning Elementary School Assessment, 1997, Family Literacy Center, 2000.

Religion

Communion and Water Baptism are symbolic acts of obedience to the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament.

Politics

Baptist churches should celebrate the racial, cultural and theological diversity witnessed within its membership.

Views

Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person is living the Christian life.

Membership

Deacon board New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, security ministry, Flint Junior Chamber of C., 1965-1968. Advisory board Community Alliance Resource Environment, Flint, since 1989. Board directors, co-sponsor Stewart/Brennan Youth Clubs, Inc., since 1987.

Active Coalition for Positive Youth Development, since 1990, director Stewart School Eds partner, 1991, co founder, Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Ch.One Church-One Sch,mentor program, 1989-2005, Urban League Flint. Leonard Floyd scholarship committee New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, president Inspirational Voice Choir, 1983-1985, 90—2007, The King's men Choir New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1995. National Youth Leadership Council Service Learning Peer Mentor National since 2003, executive board member, Dort Oak Park Neighbourhood House United Methodist Church, Flint.

Michigan, 1970-1978. Member National Association of Elementary School Principals (Presenter award 1988), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, MEMSPA, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Community Education Association (Presenter award 1973), Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principal Association (Presenter awards 1987-1991), Flint Association Elementary School Principals, Congress Flint School Administrators (president 1991-1995), Michigan Community Education Association (Presenter award 1973), Phi Delta Kappa (treasurer Flint chapter 1985-1987, 25 Year Service award 1992, Flint Classroom Support Fund trustee & secretary, 1985-2004, Named Employer of Month, Flint Community Schools, 1990-1991), Michigan State University (Kappalier Quartet recording artist, 1956, Inclusive Education award, 1994), Alpha Phi Alpha.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, collecting jazz recordings, reading.

Connections

Married Patricia Ann Grace, June 26, 1975. Children: Darris, William, Cynthia L., Tricia M., Robby R.

father:
Aaron J. Simmons

mother:
Lou (Randolph) Higgs

spouse:
Patricia Ann Grace