An Interview with Mrs. Sims


In today’s culture, education is crucial since it is the key to seizing chances and achieving both personal and professional success. Education equips people with the information, expertise, and critical-thinking skills they need to understand their surroundings and make wise decisions. It not only increases our capacity for problem-solving but also broadens our perspective of the world, allowing us to significantly improve society. Although it can assist people in overcoming social and economic barriers and gaining access to better work prospects, education is also a vital tool for fostering social and economic mobility. Education can also promote mental health improvement, personal progress, and a more rewarding existence.

Here at ACP, education is a core value and to reflect that, the teachers put a lot of work into helping our students grow. Ms. Sims is one of those teachers, she teaches AP Biology and one section of Honors Biology here at ACP, and has been a teacher for 30 years. When asked what the most rewarding part of her job is, she responded with “getting to share my understanding of the molecular nature of our universe within the context of life itself.” She got started with her teaching career in college when she was supported by her university to teach zoology labs, college was when she learned just how much she enjoyed teaching, and she continued to do it later in her life as well. I also got the chance to ask her what the best piece of advice she’s ever been given, she said “to accept myself fully regardless if I fit someone else’s definition of what ‘normal’ is. The only way to truly enjoy MY life is to be ME, and the only way for you to enjoy YOUR life is to be YOU. No sense in lamenting what I’m NOT, or what I don’t have.”

Recently, Mrs. Sims had an article published in eSchool News, which can be read here. The article focused on digital resources for instructors to incorporate in their science classrooms. Congratulations to Ms. Sims for her amazing accomplishment!

Thank you to Ms. Sims and all of the other wonderful teachers, staff, and students at ACP. Don’t forget to strive for the impossible and be extraordinary, Go Knights!