African American Museum Distinguished Lecture Series: Tia Simmons
The Estella Doty Young Lecture provides a platform for emerging female leaders with emphasis on leadership, education and/or religion. Mrs. Doty was an educator/administrator in the Dallas Independent School District and an outstanding church leader in the community. Tia Simmons, Executive Principal at Duncanville High School, is the speaker for the Doty Young Lecture Series.
Simmons is the first African American female executive principal in the 81-year history of Duncanville High School. She began her career in education in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISO as a special educator. She served as an assistant principal at Klein High School in Klein ISD. She later became the first African American associate principal for curriculum and instruction for Klein High School and served there for eight years. In 2014, after over 150 years of educating the Spring, Texas community, Spring ISD selected Tia as the first African American principal at Spring High School.