Ericka Simmons


Creative Workshop Faculty

Ericka Simmons
Children’s art

Ericka-SimmonsNew to the Workshop! Ericka is a recent graduate of the University of Rochester, where she earned her masters degree in human development. Her research included how expressive art can help children and ways in which adults can support creative and communicative growth in early childhood and adolescence. Ericka also has an associates degree in fine arts and a bachelors degree  from the College at Brockport in interdisciplinary arts for children with a concentration in visual arts.

Along with her degrees, Ericka holds two NYS teacher certifications in early and childhood inclusive education (birth-grade 6).

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children, Lena and Dylan, her husband Wayne, and their puppy Violet.