John Simms - Learning Resources
John Simms is originally from Park Ridge, IL. He received his BA in History, with a minor in Religion from St. Norbert. John went on to receive his Master’s in Education from Aurora University. For the past eight years, he has been teaching at the Gow School, a college preparatory boarding school for students with dyslexia where he instructed a phonics based reading program, was a student advisor, athletic coach, dorm parent, and executive functioning coach. John is passionate about dyslexia education, and is excited to bring his skills and knowledge to Beacon. When he is not teaching, he enjoys golfing, skiing, and scuba diving. John, his wife Elizabeth, and daughter Edith reside in Evanston.