Children’s Village Coordinator
Jerain Simmons was born in New Jersey. She holds a business degree in Medical/Health Technology from Colorado Technical University. With more than 15 years’ experience, Ms. Simmons is employed by the American Institute as a Medical Assistant Instructor. Her areas of instruction include community health and hospital care. Her classroom moto is PUSH, which is an acronym for Pray Until Something Happens.
In addition to pursuing her passion of teaching, she enjoys community outreach locally and abroad. In 2013, Ms. Simmons completed a mission trip of service at a shelter in Haiti. The experienced taught her tremendously about humility and gratitude.
Ms. Simmons contends that “life has taught me to always pursue happiness and to embrace challenges head-on. Teaching and helping others achieve their goals have given me the best rewards. I look at life through clear lenses and understand that I want to make an impact in the lives of others.”
Ms. Simmons has been a volunteer with The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County since 2013. She currently serves as TAACC’s Children’s Village Coordinator. Ms. Simmons, one of four children, is also a twin.