Terri Simmons Named Interim Upper School and Middle School Principal/Head

As a career educator, Terri brings 41 years of experience with Robertson County Schools to Davidson Academy.  She has served as a teacher, an assistant principal in two middle schools, a principal in one elementary school and one middle school, then finished her career at Robertson County Schools as the Director of Human Resources from 2007-2019. Most recently, Terri was the Supervisor of Student Teachers at Austin Peay State University this past fall.

Mrs. Simmons is a Springfield native who received an elementary education degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Austin Peay.

She has been married to husband Larry Simmons for 41 years. They have three daughters (Carol Ann, Elizabeth, and Katherine) and seven grandchildren, including three grandchildren that currently attend Davidson Academy (Anna Katherine ‘25, Caroline ’26, and Annsley ’27).

You can find Terri heavily involved in the community, as she is quite active with Springfield Baptist Church. Terri participates in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). She is a member of the Tennessee Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA), a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and a member of the Short Story Club. Terri enjoys reading, playing bridge, baking, and spending time with her family.

“We are thrilled that Terri will be here at DA,” said Headmaster Joe Bradley. “We appreciate her servant-like heart, and we are looking forward to what God is going to do.”

Servant leadership most definitely describes her style.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to serve the DA community,” said Mrs. Simmons. “This is a very special place with a long-standing reputation for building character within the students, while growing as Christians through a relationship with God. It’s an absolute blessing for me to join such a remarkable team.”