Sheneika Simmons is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Simmons Leadership Services and Program Manager at WakeEd Partnership. Sheneika earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Ferrum College, a Masters of Science in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a current Ph.D. student in Human and Social Services at Walden University. In addition to being an ACRES coach, she is a Leadership Plenty Trainer, a White-Riley-Peterson Afterschool Policy Fellow, an awardee of the National Afterschool Association’s (NAA) Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, a LEAD School Mental Health Certification (MHC) Instructor, a BOOST Café Ambassador, and a Teach For America (TFA) alumni, advisory council member, and steering committee member.
She is a former educator and currently works to support and shape a more equitable afterschool and educational landscape nationally. She has had the pleasure to engage with youth, families, schools, communities, and organizations in various capacities. Sheneika is passionate about supporting youth to be the leaders of tomorrow. Sheneika believes that all professionals have the capacity to enhance their organizational and personal competence, confidence, and connections.