Becky SimonsonComputer Information Technologysimonson@coastalbend.edu
Coastal Bend College Office: E-1163800 Charco Rd.Beeville, TX 78102(361) 354-2282
Elizabeth “Becky” Simonson received her degree in Educational Leadership Higher
Education from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas. She also received her M.S. in Curriculum and
Instruction, a second Master’s in Educational Technology/Computer Science and
her BBA in marketing from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She holds Texas lifetime certification to teach
secondary math, secondary reading , secondary computer information technology; elementary 1- 8th self-contained,
and elementary 1-8th speech. She has also completed the
teaching in the K-12 setting for 9 years, Dr. Simonson joined the Coastal Bend
College in 1999. She runs a successful consulting firm, manages a ranch and has
investment properties. She also serves
as the development director for St. Mary’s Academy. In her capacity as Development Director and Consultant,
Becky has obtained over $38 million for various schools and organizations in
Texas, including funding for Coastal Bend College.
Simonson is an expert in educational reform and innovation in Texas and has
presented at several national conferences.
Early in her career Becky was featured in a national PBS documentary on
mathematics instruction. She developed
and wrote 3 successful charter school applications and served as the startup
superintendent for St. Mary’s Academy Charter School, Beeville, Texas, and St.
Anthony’s in Dallas Texas. She developed
the S.A.I.L. Instructional Model when she created the Trinity Charter School’s
program. The three-tiered reading program she helped develop at St. Mary’s was
instrumental in St. Mary’s becoming the first charter school in Texas to earn
the U. S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon award.
recent efforts have focused on reinventing the Computer Science program at
Coastal Bend College. Working with a K-16
emphasis, Becky developed an informal science program that has successfully
attracted a number of students to engineering and computer science careers. SDA,
SMART and ACE programming have all provided informal science programming on the
CBC campus. To continue the momentum, Becky has redesigned the COSC program with
a robotics component. The K-16
initiative is currently being evaluated for a partnership with TAMU-CC for scale-up
Simonson has served as president of the Coastal Bend College Faculty Senate and
currently serves as the Beeville Workforce Senator. She also serves as a state wide committee
member for TCCTA (Texas Community College Teachers Association.)
loves to roam the family ranch, garden, operate machinery and play with her dachshunds,
when she has time.