Message from Mr. Albert

Hello & Welcome to Simmons!

My name is Joe Albert and I am the new principal at Simmons Elementary.  I could not be more excited to be joining such an amazing school where I look to continue helping grow our students into happy, healthy, and educated young people!  Simmons has a rich history in Woodford County and I am humbled and blessed to be tasked with continuing to build its legacy.

Whether you are new to Simmons this year or are a returning family, we want you to know that we do things “The Simmons Way”. We believe that it is our job to focus on Every Kid, Every Day. We pride ourselves on teaching the whole child through a strong Social Emotional Learning Curriculum.  This learning is based on 3 important principles, that we refer to as “The Simmons Way Expectations”; Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Do My Best at All Times.  We are proud to show you The Simmons Way anytime you are in the building.

For this school year our focus is on ensuring that our families, community partners, and staff know that Simmons is “where we want to be”!  It is imperative for students to feel loved and supported when they enter our building.  Our dedicated and hardworking staff have chosen to make Simmons their home and strive daily to ensure that EVERY student feels safe and supported.  We are one big family at Simmons, which is truly what makes this place so special!

The last few years have made it difficult for our families to be present in the building, so for the 2022-23 school year we are “reopening” our blue doors!  Throughout the year, there will be numerous opportunities for you to visit, volunteer, and be part of the learning process.  So get ready because we can’t wait to see you!

Again, I could not be more thrilled to start the year and get started working with our students and families.  I know our students can and will do great things and through collaboration we can help them reach their full potential.  Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, or just to say hello. On behalf of the entire staff at Simmons Elementary, we welcome you to the 2022-23 school year and we look forward to doing great things!



Joe Albert

Principal, Simmons Elementary