Dr. Robert Randolph Simmons

Robert Simmons

Title: Retired Elementary Principal
Company: Flint Community Schools
Location: Flint, Michigan, United States

Dr. Robert Randolph Simmons, Retired Elementary Principal at Flint Community Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic administration.

A respected educator, Dr. Simmons has more than 40 years of dedicated service to Flint Community Schools, having served as an elementary principal from 1970 until his retirement in 2007. Six years after joining Flint Community Schools as a teacher in 1962, he became recognized as the district’s first African-American elementary school assistant principal in 1968. Two years later, Dr. Simmons was honored as the first African-American elementary school principal at Flint Community Schools.

Since 2000, Dr. Simmons has been recognized as a peer mentor and reviewer with the National Youth Leadership Council. Drawing upon his years of experience, he serves as a consultant of school improvement throughout Michigan, and as a consultant of parent education with Flint Community Schools.

Early in his career, Dr. Simmons received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Michigan State University. He went on to attend Eastern Michigan University, where he completed a Master of Arts in community school leadership, as well as a Specialist of Arts degree. Upon completing a Doctor of Education, Dr. Simmons pursued postgraduate coursework at Marygrove College.

A respected voice in the academic community, Dr. Simmons recently celebrated 20 years as an active contributor to the National Society for Experiential Education. He has authored numerous written works, including “Divine Running Track Shoes: The Story of Robert Randolph Simmons,” in 2012.

In recognition of his contributions to academic administration, Dr. Simmons was selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Remington Registry in 2017. He has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World. Outside of his academic accomplishments, Dr. Simmons has won numerous awards for his dedication to golf. He most recently received a Golf Award from Michigan Adaptive Golf at Michigan Hospital, now McLaren Health Care, in 2017.

For more:

Press Release

Lifetime Achievement

Contact Dr. Simmons


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