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Dr. Marcy Thurmond Simmons

Educator, Author, Consultant and Promoter

Dr. Marcy Thurmond Simmons has been a music educator for the past 29 years.  She is currently a music specialist/integrationist in Atlanta Public Schools (APS).  As an educational leader, she has provided leadership as a 2005, 2017 and 2022 Teacher of the Year, 2023 Atlanta Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year, recipient of the Excellence

in Teaching Award, team leader for two elementary schools, an Inspiring Leader with ArtsNOW,  Fostering an Arts Rich Education (F. A. R. E) Leader, the Assistant Business Manager and Business Manager of the Atlanta Public Schools Elementary Honor Chorus, Consultant/Presenter for McGraw-Hill and Associates and as a Master Teacher with the

artsAPS professional development project.

With leadership roles in program initiatives, she has been instrumental in supporting, developing and keeping

Effective Teachers in Every Classroom by conducting professional development courses for new and veteran teachers.

She authored and self-published a curriculum guide for teachers entitled, What's the Cake? Teaching Music Across

the Curriculum Can Be a Piece of Cake.
Her love for the arts has afforded  her the opportunity to serve as a leader in Douglas County through the

establishment of Integrative Arts Creations, Inc.; a non-profit organization with the goal of providing

research-based methods to promote academic success via arts integration and developing young creators who

aspire to pursue careers in the arts industry.  She is presently building her brand as a conduit for other creators to

highlight their creativity via the current launching of a social media discussion platform, “The Connecting Point

with Dr. Marcy” and her consulting business, Dr. Marcy’s Connections, LLC.

Dr. Marcy has a BA in music/voice from Morris Brown College, a M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from

Coppin State University and an Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University.  She believes that all people have a purpose and can solve problems in the world through their God-given gift and creativity. She is committed to helping

others discover their passion and purpose to become productive citizens in our global society.

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