Jathiya Abdullah-Simmons is a dynamic, seasoned urban educator with experience in both higher education and K-12. As a licensed school counselor, Ms. Abdullah-Simmons currently serves the Columbus City Schools as an 11th and 12th-grade counselor. Driven by a passion to help others, she takes pride in providing innovative services to her 11th and 12th graders so that all students have a post-high school plan that puts them on the path toward success as an adult. Outside of work, Jathiya is married to a fellow educator and is a proud mother of two thriving children, one who currently is in the 2nd grade at Sunrise Academy. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and trying new foods.