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My name is Deonica Simmons-Matthews and I am a native of Goodwater, AL. I attended Coosa Central High School then I continued my studies at The University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL where I received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. I have five years of teaching experience. I began my career at Jim Pearson later moving to Birmingham, AL, then I found my way back to Alexander City where I am beginning my fourth year at Stephens. I am the oldest child of Edward and Donna Calhoun. I have a sister named DeLiah who is 17 and a little brother named Dylan who is 12, they both attend Coosa County Schools. I have a wonderful husband named Dray Matthews, whom I married last year, June 9, 2018. As you can see, I love my family and I will love your child just the same! My goal as your little one’s teacher is to make learning fun, while showing each one of my students that I truly care about them and I want them to exceed in every aspect of their life! Outside of school, I love to help the youth at my church, go out to eat with my husband, and relax at the nail shop. I love chicken, water, Dr. Pepper, and chilli cheese fritos! I look forward to a fun filled year with you and your little one! If you ever need to get in touch with me, you can always email me at! I always try to respond to parents in a timely manner!