Monique J. Simms is a communications and community engagement professional, storyteller, and “superconnector,” with more than 15 years of experience developing outreach and engagement strategies for educational institutions, community and business organizations. Driven by the power of relationships, she takes pride in building strong partnerships that support youth and adult success. She brings this mission and energy to her work – most recently as the Manager of Partnerships and Volunteers in the Office of Communications, Engagement and Enrollment at Baltimore City Public Schools.
Ms. Simms began her career as a middle school teacher through Teach for America with the School District in Philadelphia and has since been working to bridge gaps in information and resource access in communities of color. Prior to City Schools, Ms. Simms served in various stakeholder engagement positions at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She also led the management of citywide public information campaigns as a project manager with Motivational Education Entertainment (MEE) Productions. Campaigns included – Change the Game (school re-engagement campaign in Baltimore) and Be on the Safe Side (teen pregnancy prevention campaign in Washington, DC).
She is a native of Baltimore and a proud graduate of Baltimore City Public Schools as an alumna of Baltimore City College. She holds a B.S. degree in Telecommunications – Broadcast Journalism from Morgan State University and a M.A. in Journalism and Communications from The Ohio State University. She currently resides in Maryland with her family and is an avid reader with a burgeoning passion for the great outdoors.