Chief Learning & Impact Officer
As the Chief Learning & Impact Officer at Eye to Eye, Simmi’s high-level remit is to keep a rolling, strategic view on expanding the impact and deepening quality collaboration across our programming and partnerships. She is a steward of evolution, driving the organization’s learning agenda with a commitment to continuous improvement. In her leadership role, she contributes to org-wide strategy and works to cultivate the conditions for her team to develop high-quality programming and learning opportunities within an ever-expanding community.
Simmi is a strategist, operator, and educator who has spent her career cultivating community in organizations across the country. Her work is defined by the mission to help learners of all ages increase their self-advocacy, self-efficacy, and agency. Simmi’s approach stems from her time as a special educator in a specialized, public PreK-21 school, where she developed a deep understanding of the challenges learners face and the transformative power of a caring and supportive community. In addition, part of Simmi’s work has included leveraging technology to facilitate learning and learner autonomy. Working in the education+technology space at Kunskapsskolan and Altitude Learning (formerly known as AltSchool), Simmi focused on expanding programming, professional development, and partnerships in service of student-driven learning while leading a network of schools and central teams. She finds joy in supporting others while helping teams refine their purpose, sharpen their strategy, and accelerate their impact.
Simmi was born in London, England, and has lived in three different countries. She received her B.S. from New York University in the dual degree Elementary Education and Special Education Program and her M.S. from Bank Street College of Education in Leadership for Educational Change, with a focus on special education. When not working, you can find her dancing around her kitchen, reading, traveling, drinking lots of tea, and relishing in her role as mama to two humans, twenty-seven plants, and one hamster.
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond."
Why this Work is Important To Me
Being rooted in a community that is fiercely committed to helping others amplify their self-advocacy and self-efficacy is deeply meaningful to me. I am energized when I get to be a part of a larger ecosystem that cultivates all that is possible for and with adults and young adults.
Favorite Part of My Job
Leading, learning, and collaborating with a team that shows up each day in service of others. It brings me joy to see how our collective work amplifies small shifts that lead to large and meaningful change in communities of care.