Brian Simmons has been the Director of Curriculum and Assessment for the San Mateo Union High School District since December 2015. Prior to serving in SMUHSD, Brian worked at the San Mateo County Office of Education from 2008 to 2015 where he was Director of Accountability, Innovation and Results overseeing data and innovation, and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Also, at SMCOE, he led Networks for Success, a program charged with assisting districts and schools to take a systems-approach to raising achievement levels for historically underserved students.
Before his tenure at SMCOE, Brian served in numerous roles in facilitating reform and equity-driven professional development at the Bay Area School Reform Collaborative/Pivot Learning Partners. Mr. Simmons began his career as a history teacher and department chair at San Francisco’s Thurgood Marshall High School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Teaching degree from Occidental College, and a Master’s degree in Education from University of California Berkeley