Mrs. Woods is proud to work at Equitas Academy #3 as a 2nd grade teacher! She loves our scholar’s enthusiasm, incredible teachers, and strong community. Before working at Equitas, Ms. Sims worked as a middle school english teacher in Temple City and as a second grade teacher in Santa Monica. This will be her 2nd year at Equitas. She got her Bachelor's Degree in Education at Ole Miss (The University of Mississippi). She graduated on the chancellor’s honor roll and in the Kappa Delta Pi honors society. There she obtained her credentials in elementary education, K-12 history, english, and mild to moderate special education. Ms. Sims ended up at Ole Miss after working for Habitat for Humanity on the coast of Mississippi. While working for Habitat, she built houses for those who had lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina. In her spare time she enjoys searching for good restaurants, drinking lots of coffee, planning vacations, and hiking with her dog Ellie. Ms. Sims cannot wait to meet her new scholars and families and inspire young minds in her classroom!