India Simons

Lecturer in Education

India joined the Bryn Athyn College faculty this spring, teaching Play, Movement, and Health in the Education department. India enjoys teaching children of all ages and believes all students and teachers can benefit from taking their teaching and learning out of doors. She is especially interested in special education, literacy, and the natural sciences. In addition to teaching at Bryn Athyn College, India works to connect children to the natural environment through her SuperSprouts consulting program.

Education

  • M.Ed., with a concentration in Special Education, Arcadia University
    • Dual Certified: Elementary Education and Special Education
  • B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Bryn Athyn College

Accomplishments

  • Created numerous gardening education programs in various settings and across age groups
  • Temple University Horticultural Therapist

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Horticulture
  • Education
  • Connecting children with the natural environment
  • Helping educators use the outdoors to maximize the student’s learning experience
  • Targeted learning rooted in the natural world