Dr. Stiles Simmons began his duties as Superintendent of the Westwood Community School District on July 1, 2018. He is excited about the opportunity to work with the Board of Education, staff, parents, and community leaders to improve outcomes for students.
Dr. Simmons has an unwavering belief in the potential for every child to lead a quality life filled with meaning, as well as accomplishment. He understands and models the benefits of hard work and hopes by doing so, students will see the potential within themselves. He also believes that serving families is an essential part of the educational process.
As a direct result of his beliefs, Dr. Simmons has demonstrated his commitment to public education by serving as an elementary teacher and Reading First Literacy Coach with the Detroit Public Schools. In 2009-2011, he served as the Chief Administrative Officer with Mosaica Education, Inc. in Washington, D.C. He also served as Elementary School Principal at the Baldwin Community School District from 2007-2009 and then returned as Superintendent in 2011.
During his tenure as Superintendent of the Baldwin Community School District, Dr. Simmons spearheaded multiple initiatives and programs that resulted in positive student outcomes. For instance, the percentage of graduates attending college increased dramatically from 37% in 2009 to 61% in 2017. The graduation rate of Baldwin Senior High School under his leadership also increased from 55% in 2012 to 90.9% in 2016, and the ACT and SAT scores rose as well. He credits the staff, parents, community partners, and Board of Education for the dramatic turnaround.
The opportunity to serve as an educational leader did not come without the foundation of a good education. Dr. Simmons obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wayne State University; a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University, and a doctorate in Reading, Language Arts, and Literature at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
In addition to his education, Dr. Simmons has studied educational reform for more than ten years and has a track record of working with parent and school organizations to implement education reform initiatives designed to improve student achievement and performance. He is interested in this work because of his strong commitment to preparing all students for college, career, or the armed services.
Dr. Simmons looks forward to continuing the excellent work happening in the Westwood Community School District. He has an open door policy and would welcome community and parent input on improving the education of the children enrolled in the District. Dr. Simmons can be reached at 313-565-3864 or by email at email@example.com to take any questions, comments, or concerns.
3335 South Beech Daly, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
Administrative Center Tel: (313) 565-1900
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Dear Parent or Guardian:
We are pleased to inform you that the Westwood Community School District will be participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the School Year 2018-2019.
The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at NO CHARGE to your household each day of the 2018-2019 school year.
We are asking that you fill out and sign the Household Information Survey, which is needed for administrative purposes, not to determine eligibility. This survey allows our school to benefit from various State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At Risk (31a), Title II A, E- Rate, etc. This survey is critical in determining the amount of money the school receives from a variety of supplemental programs. We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible.
All information on the survey submitted is confidential. Without your assistance, the school cannot maximize utilization of available State and Federal funds.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at 313 565-3269.
Dr. Stiles Simmons
Director of Operations