About Ms. Simmons

For five years, Kesha M. Simmons has worked as a school counselor helping 9th and 10th-grade students, at Caddo Parish Magnet High School, develop academically, socially, and professionally.  

Prior to joining Magnet, she managed Training and Education for Sodexho Services at St. Thomas Health Systems in Nashville, TN. 

Ms. Simmons earned a certification in School Counseling from Louisiana State University Shreveport.  She has a Master of Education in Educational Management and Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Strayer University School of Business. 

She is the author of Make it Count!–a high school planning guide for 9th and 10th-grade students and School Counseling at Your Fingertips- an informational website for parents and students.  In addition, Ms. Simmons sponsors a student-led, peer tutoring program, “The Homework Gang”, for Caddo Parish students. She partners with local counseling agencies to help children throughout the parish with difficult-to-treat emotional disorders or developmental disabilities. She is a trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) who is skilled at advocating for abused and neglected children.   

Professionally, she is a member of several organizations including the Louisiana School Counselor Association.  She was a finalist for Caddo School Counselor Association (CSCA) School Counselor of the Year 2018 and is an Honoree of The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Leadership Award 2017 for her outstanding work in community service.  

She loves the arts, enjoys attending the ballet, performances at the Strand, and other cultural events.  She is a health enthusiast who studies natural remedies; loves to read, and travels to Memphis, TN to spend time with her aging mother on weekends. 

Ms. Simmons is the proud mother of former Magnet student Chasity Matthews.  

 School Counseling Beliefs and Philosophy

Ms. Simmons believes that every student must have the opportunity to achieve academic success, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religious or philosophy views, socioeconomic status, special needs or family structure.  She also believes that a comprehensive school counseling program should focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for successful academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth.  Ms. Simmons is committed to participating in professional development to maintain a quality school counseling program.