Reading Partners Names New VP of State Operations


Robert Simmons

Detroit-based Reading Partners has named Robert Simmons as vice president of state operations for Michigan and senior adviser on innovation.

 The newly created position is part of the effort to ensure many more students in Michigan and across the nation are on-track to read at grade-level by fourth grade.

Previously, Simmons served as the chief of innovation and research for the District of Columbia Public Schools. He led their Empowering Males of Color initiative, a $20 million signature effort  that is aligned with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative. Prior to that, Simmons was the founding director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education as well as a tenured professor of urban education at Loyola University Maryland, and a research associate with the Baltimore Education Research Consortium at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of numerous publications and the co-editor of the the book, Talking about Race.

Raised in Detroit, Simmons is a former teacher in the Detroit Public Schools. He holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Western Michigan University, a Masters of Science Education from Lawrence Technological University and a Doctorate of Education from Hamline University.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Madison Heights’ Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Names 2019 Board Officers, Directors

Madison Heights’ Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) today announced the election of board officers and board directors for 2019.

PrizeLogic in Southfield Names CEO

Southfield’s PrizeLogic, an incentivized engagement company whose clients include PepsiCo, MillerCoors and Samsung, has announced the appointment of Ryan LaMirand to CEO.

Grand Rapids’ Varnum LLP Announces Chair, Executive Partner

Varnum LLP in Grand Rapids has announced Ronald G. DeWaard will serve as chair of the partnership and policy committee, and Scott J. Hill will serve as executive partner.

Troy’s Trion Solutions Names CFO, Vice President-Corporate Controller

Trion Solutions, a Troy-based professional employer organization that manages human resources administration for more than 600 small-mid-size businesses in the U.S., has promoted Robert Naglick to CFO and Reuben Rienstra to vice president-corporate controller.

Delphi Technologies in Troy Names CEO

London’s Delphi Technologies, which has its North American headquarters in Troy, today announced the appointment of Richard F. Dauch as CEO, effective immediately. He will also join the company’s board of directors.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. GM, Leading Charge Providers to Create America’s Largest EV Charging Network
    The lack of a robust charging infrastructure is one of the major hurdles hampering widespread...
  2. Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. to Host Winter Festival at Michigan Central Station
    Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn will host a 10-day Winter Festival in front of its recently purchased...
  3. Downtown Detroit Partnership Names President, Chief Marketing Officer
    Downtown Detroit Partnership today announced John Walsh as president, effective immediately. Eric...
  4. San Francisco Investment Firm Acquires Warren’s Lipari Foods
    San Francisco investment firm H.I.G. Capital has acquired Warren’s Lipari Foods from...
  5. Ford Unveils Redesigned, More-powerful 2020 Explorer SUV
    Ford Motor Co. Wednesday introduced its all-new 2020 Explorer — a complete redesign of...
  6. Economic Development Arm Detroit Regional Partnership Launches
    The Detroit Regional Partnership today announced its launch. The organization is dedicated to...