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Sunrise McMillian 2024 Campus Teacher of the Year, Dr. Gene Simmons!


Congratulations to our 2024 Campus Teacher of the Year, Dr. Gene Simmons!

Born in Tyler, Texas in 1965 and grew up in Dallas, Texas.
Attended Pinkston HS, graduated 1983. Attended El Centro CC 1983-86. After Community College, started at East Texas State from 1986-1988 and received my BS. Shortly afterwards I in educational courses to gain my teacher certification from 1988-1991.
Started teaching in FWISD in 1992 as an art teacher. Eventually I became a mathematics teacher for a number of years.
Next, I began my journey to receive my Masters from Prairie View A&M University in 2008 and eventually my  PhD in 2014. Throughout my years as an educator I have held other positions such as a test coordinator, data analyst, and math coach. My most rewarding position is being a teacher.
“ I don’t teach for the Income, I teach for the outcome “
Thanks to my loving family, friends & colleagues throughout my years as an educator.

Dr. Simmons