Brian Simmons » Mr. Simmons' ELA Workshop

Mr. Simmons' ELA Workshop

I am thrilled to start this new school year as an ELA Workshop Teacher at Burnet Middle School. My focus as a teacher this year is to help students become better readers every day we enter the classroom. Reading and writing are two essential skills in life that will help you in everything you do.
This is my second year at BMS and fourth year in education. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism and I absolutely love words and writing. I spent a couple of years as a sportswriter for newspapers after college and continue to freelance for newspapers and magazines from time to time. 
My wife Cheryl and I have four children. I am a huge Houston sports fan -- I grew up following the Astros, Rockets and Texans and spend way too much of my time looking at standings, schedules, stats and records. My children are all active in sports and other extracurricular activities and our family is ALWAYS on the go. I like fishing and playing slow-pitch softball in my free time as well. I've also developed an interest in baseball card collecting over the past couple of years with my sons.
I am looking forward to a great year.
The best way to contact me is via email at
My daily schedule is below. 
8-8:52 p.m. First Period
8:57-9:49 a.m. Second Period
9:54-10:25 a.m. Homeroom
10:30-11:22 a.m. Third Period
11:22-11:52 a.m. A Lunch
11:57 a.m.-12:49 p.m. Fourth Period
12:54-1:46 p.m. Conference
1:51-2:43 p.m. Sixth Period
2:48-3:40 p.m. Seventh Period