Rosalind Simmons
School Founder


Employed at school since:
Founded in 1973

National College of Education, Bachelor of Arts
Roosevelt University, College of Music

Work History:
1973 to present, Founder Newport Children’s School
1962 to 1973, Owner/Director of other preschools in Seattle, Bellevue, University District, Mercer Island, Kirkland
1959 to 1962 public school teacher, special education

Favorite Children’s Book(s):
If I ran the Zoo, Dr. Seuss
Mike Mulligan, Virginia Burton

Family History:
Five children, nine grandchildren and one Alsatian.

Traveling, playing bridge and gardening.

I believe in affordable, high-quality childcare. Every day and every year of my life is richer because I share the lives of children. I am responsible for 600 children and 1,200 parents. I spend time at my schools each day to make sure we do not come up short.

Rosalind Simmons


Hiking, rollerblading, running, fishing, and collecting insects with my sons.

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