Growing Tree Staff
My name is Angie Simms and I’m the director for Growing Tree Inc. I begin working for Growing Tree as a lead teacher 5 years ago. In May of 2013 I took over the director’s role. It is a joy and blessing to be part of such a great organization. I have over 20 year's experience in the child care field. I received my CDA in 2012 and certification in Early Childhood Education in the Spring of 2013. I am currently working on my Early Childhood Education degree.
There is nothing better than seeing a child learn and grow. I love coming in to work everyday and hearing the kids talk about something new that they retained from the day before. Knowing that the work I do makes a difference is both humbling and exciting! I also love getting to know the parents and strive to make this a family oriented atmosphere.
When I’m not at Growing Tree, I am spending time with my family. I have 2 children. My son Blake is 14 and attends Portland High School. My daughter and son in law have blessed me with two beautiful granddaughters, Ella and Emersyn.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)
Assistant Director and 3 Year Old Teacher
Hello! I am a Nashville native and I have been happily married to my husband Michael for 16 years. Together, we have one son named Dalein, who is 11 years old. I am currently taking classes at Vol State working my way toward my CDA. I have worked in child care for over 14 years.
My goal as a teacher is to not only nurture and teach my kids every day, but make them feel like they are loved. I want to help guide them through these early stages in their young lives and help them develop into the smartest kids they can be. I want to help them be happy, intelligent and respectful as they grow into our future leaders.