Meet Mr. Simpson

I am excited to start my first year as the Middle School Science Teacher at St. Augustin Catholic School.  This will also be the start of my fourth decade in education. 

Below is a summary of the Mr. Simpson Timeline below:

  • Native Iowan, growing up in Ogden, Iowa, and a graduate from Ogden High School.
  • Attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, earning my BAE and was a Wildcat "W" Letterwinner in Track & Field.
  • First teaching job was Middle & High School Science Teacher in the Manilla CSD. in Manilla, Iowa.  Head Coach of the Track/Field and Cross Country programs.
  • Thirty-two years I spent at Jefferson-Scranton CSD. as a High School Science Teacher and Varsity Head Coach of the Ram Track/Field and Cross Country programs.
  • Earned a Masters of Science Degree in Science Education from the University of Iowa.
  • Retired from education for ten weeks.
  • The past six years serving as the Middle School Science Teacher at St. Anthony Catholic School on the "Southside" of Des Moines.

About my family:

  • My wife's name is Amy and we live in Ankeny.
  • We have seven adult children between the two of us.
  • Enjoy five grandchildren.
  • Three dogs--Wrigley (Golden Retriever), Moose (Golden Retriever), and Queen Emma (Pound Puppy Basset/Beagle mix)

Outside of school, I enjoy:

  • Amy and I like to bike on the local trails and on some years participate on RAGBRAI
  • Travel
  • Swim
  • Boat
  • Cheer for the Cyclones, Aggies, Gators, Mustangs, Bears, Twins, and Cubs!!!!!