Phone: +1 703 993 3642
Noele Simmons is a Term Faculty Instructor for INTO Mason. She has worked for the university for more than 5 years and is passionate about other cultures and the similarities that join us. She teaches upper level AE classes and has also taught for undergraduate and graduate Pathways programs.
Her career in teaching English to speakers of other languages in higher education spans 20 years and includes teaching as a U.S. State Department English Language Specialist at Erciyes University in Turkey; for Vaughan Systems, Spain, teaching head of industry executives; at the Istituto Americano in Florence, Italy; tutoring policemen, doctors, and engineers; and at Northern Virginia Community College. Additionally, she has taught for the U.S. State Department’s English Access Microscholarship Program, and as a primary, middle, and high school ESL teacher.
Noele holds a BA in Communications and minors in English and Technical Writing from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and an MS in TESOL from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. After graduating with her first degree, Noele worked in the field of public relations and special events in the Washington metropolitan area.
In addition to her work at INTO Mason, Noele has worked with GMU’s Office of Academic Integrity as the Faculty Senate Representative to the Academic Integrity Advisory Committee, and on the Honor Committee itself. She is involved in multiple committees within INTO Mason helping to advance both faculty and student interests, and with Literacy in Loudoun County. She is committed to the philosophy of paying it forward.