Name: Ruqayyah Simmons (Ruh-Kiy-yah)
I currently live in Buffalo, NY with my 11 year old daughter, Amani, and our dog Roxy. I just finished my first full year of teaching! I am a 5th grade teacher at Charter School of Inquiry and I teach all subjects. Last year, I was a long-term substitute in a 2nd grade, which was... interesting to say the least; so I was very happy to move up a few grade levels. I am originally from Providence, Rhode Island, but my family moved to Buffalo in 2006. When I am not teaching I enjoy traveling, going out to eat with friends, and reading (well listening to audible); I have a goal to read 10 books this summer!
I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and learn from all of you.