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Jeff Simmons


Phone: (360) 289-3888

Mr. Jeff Simmons

I was born into a military family, and so I had the opportunity to make friends in 5 different communities as I was growing up. When dad retired from the Army I was in high school in Lakewood, WA. After high school I moved to Spokane for college, and then it was off to Bend, Oregon for a number of years. I returned to the Puget Sound in 2014 and have settled into my tiny homestead, which we affectionately call Raptor Ranch.

I graduated from Lakes High School in Lakewood, and from there it was off to Eastern Washington University where I earned by B.A. in music education. 10 years later I attended the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) where I earned my M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration.

I started teaching in 1999, and took a break starting in 2012. In 2019 I decided that teaching really is where it’s at, and began my experience in Ocean Shores. My only regret is that I waited so long to come to the beach!! I absolutely LOVE making music with young musicians every day, it really is the best job in the world.  I am excited to begin my 2nd year I teach Band and Choir at North Beach MS/HS, and 5th grade Band at Pacific Beach and Ocean Shores Elementary Schools.

Words of wisdom - Failure is proof that you tried. 

Favorite Quote – “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their picture on silence” – Leopold Stokowski

Hobbies - When not teaching, I enjoy going fishing, wood working, caring for my animals at home and spending time with my family.