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Understanding the importance of education, Shadia Simmons obtained her B.A in American History at a private college in New York. She then took her education further and obtained her Masters in Education.
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Experience With Children
Working with kids has always been her passion. During her academic career, she worked in an urban city school helping students who could not envision their future. She also helped run an after school program for African refugees, as well as a school mentorship program for Grade 12 students looking for post-secondary guidance. Furthermore, Shadia has worked with 'Laurelwood,' a tutoring company providing assistance to children on film sets.
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At the age of eight, Shadia Simmons landed her first role alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the T.V movie: "Moonlight and Valentino." Since then she has been on countless productions including hit TV show: "Life with Derek" and numerous Disney movies. Shadia travelled around the world filming different movies and T.V shows such as her role on Disney movie Zenon, where she travelled to New Zealand. She has worked with many celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Whoopi Goldberg and Vivica A Fox. She has hosted celebrity charity events such as the 'Make a Wish Foundation' where she was alongside child stars Orlando Brown and Hilary Duff. You can feel confident knowing Shadia Simmons has the acting credentials to positively influence your career.
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Young Artists of Hollywood Award - For her lead role in: "The Colour of Friendship."
Young Artists of Hollywood Award - For her supporting role in: "In His Fathers Shoes."
Primetime Emmy Award - Won Outstanding Children's Program for: "The Colour of Friendship."
MARTY - Mississauga Arts Award - For: "Emerging Performing Artist"
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award - Nominated for her lead role in: "Dear America."
With her New York and Ontario teaching certification, Shadia Simmons teaches in Ontario at the High School level. She has worked for Peel Respite, where she worked one on one with students with special needs. She currently runs a successful enrichment program for PLASP and for the Peel District School Board.
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