Lauren Simmons

Outreach Specialist


  • M.Ed. Elementary Education, Liberty University, 2012
  • B.S. Birth through Kindergarten Education, East Carolina University, 2006

Lauren Simmons professional interests focus on early childhood education, specifically working with children and educators aged birth to five. Lauren has experience as an early interventionist (both service coordinator and developmental provider), a preschool special educator, a public-school prekindergarten and kindergarten teacher, in writing and developing preschool curriculum, and planning / coordinating two privately run morning preschool programs. Lauren holds dual licensure in early childhood education and early childhood special education in both VA and NC. All these past experiences help her in her current position doing outreach and support to participants in the LinkB5 program.