Jennifer Simms

Jennifer has been with the University of Missouri – St. Louis for 22 years and has served in multiple roles, including staff, adjunct faculty, and student. She has been fortunate to work in spaces in the academy as a thought leader, helping to support technology use, teaching, and learning. As a mother of two, and a grandmother of three, Child Care Aware® of Missouri’s mission is near and dear to her heart. Jennifer believes it is her right and responsibility to help ensure children have access to quality educational services to shape their future and define their destiny. She is excited to be a part of an organization whose efforts align with her values.

Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She also earned master’s degrees in Human Resources Management and Business Administration from Webster University.