Josette Simeon is a 20-year veteran educator serving the students of the Houston Independent School District as a Behavior Specialist.
Josette began her career in education as a mentor and teacher at the W. R. Banks Child Development Laboratory on the campus of Texas Southern University. She advanced to the role of assistant director, during which time she implemented a literacy program for pre-kindergarten students.
With the opening of The Rhodes School in 2007, Josette continued her career as a teacher of kindergarten students. Over time, Josette took on roles of increasing responsibility and leadership, including serving in the roles of lead teacher and assistant principal. In 2013, she became the principal of the Robert E. Lee/Northshore campus.
In 2018, Josette join the team at the Secondary Discipline Alternative Education Program (DAEP). She is currently a Behavior Specialist to students assigned to the high school. Josette also serves as the Culture Coordinator, collaborating with all stakeholders to with the goal of improving school culture and climate.
A native of New Orleans, Simeon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Human Services and Consumer Science, both from Texas Southern University. She also completed studies in the Texas Principal Excellence Program and the Texas Teachers EC-4 program.
In her leisure time, Simeon enjoys creating new dishes for friends and family, traveling, reading and serving as a mentor to young girls.