Bengal Tales – Jill Simon

Jill Simon, '15

Class Year 2015
Major Masters in Special Education 1-6

Current Occupation 
Prince George's County Public Schools Seat Pleasant Elementary 2nd Grade Autism

Are you tenured in this position?

Not yet, but currently on tenure track

What is one of your fondest memories of Buffalo State?

Dr. Doody's courses and going to Explore & More night with Dr. Doody

Were you involved with any on-campus organizations as a student?

not really didn't have time with graduate course work along with substitute teaching & part time job as residential counselor for Depaul

What did you experience at Buffalo State that best prepared you for your career in education?

my field experience & going over IEP

What accomplishments have you achieved since graduating from Buffalo State? Also, please share any other positions that you've previously held in education.
completing first year of teaching

Do you have any advice for current students trying to achieve success after graduation?

If you can't find a job in Western New York don't be afraid to move out of the area for a teaching position.


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Originally posted: April 2017