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Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education. After working as an adjunct professor for Temple University’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, she returned to the media as a City and Lifestyles Editor for the Philadelphia Tribune, and later, Education Writer at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Simmons also served as Director of Communications for the Nutter for Mayor re-election campaign and Director of Communications for State Sen. Anthony H. Williams. She put her passion for children’s well-being to work as Education Director for Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the region’s primary children’s advocacy organization. . Her experience in writing about arts and culture hails from the ClevelandPlain Dealer, where she wrote about hip-hop, pop culture, theatre and film. Simmons received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. She lives in Philadelphia with her son.

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Saving ‘The Wonder Years’Saving ‘The Wonder Years’Sheila Simmons10 January 2018
Non-profit targets middle-school students for enriching after-school activity (Photo Left) After School All Stars launch event at Mastery Charter Cramer Hill celebrated a partnership with the Harris Family Charitable Foundation and its funding of two programs in Camden. The event included 3rd – 8th grade students. Photo courtesy of After-School All Stars...
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Eagle Scout Takes FlightEagle Scout Takes FlightSheila Simmons04 January 2018
Teen’s achievement marks lifetime goal (Photo Left) Local scout D'avon Byrd celebrates receiving his Eagle Scout status and full tuition scholarship with his aunt Denise Byrd (L), grandmother Rosemary Byrd (R). Photo courtesy of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. D’avon Byrd is studying architecture at Morgan State University, but he has already achieved lifelong...
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