Curry Class Note

Dr. Cyndy Sickman Simms

Dr. Cyndy Sickman Simms (M.Ed. ’75 Spec Ed) retired as superintendent for the San Mateo-Foster City School District, Calif., in 2015 after a 27-year career as school superintendent in California, Colorado, and Washington, and 43 years in public education. She lives in San Mateo and is currently serving as president of the Rotary Club of Foster City.

Dr. Cyndy Sickman Simms's Curry Memory

“I earned my M.Ed. in Special Education in 1975 working with renowned professors Jim Kauffman and Gerry Wallace. It was the beginning of the field of learning disabilities and how to teach to different strengths to ensure students’ success. Thanks to Kauffman and Wallace, I have carried knowledge, thoughtful insights, and progressive approaches about how children learn with me throughout my 43-year career.”

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