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Thomas A . Simonds, SJ, EdD

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Thomas Simonds

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College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School
Secondary School Teaching (MA of Education)
Education
Jesuit Community
EPLY - Eppley Building

Thomas A . Simonds, SJ, EdD

Professor

Father Tom Simonds is a Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus. He is currently Professor of Education and teaches in the teacher education and school leadership programs. He has held a number of leadership positions in Catholic secondary schools including principal and school trustee. Father Tom is the author of more than 20 articles on Catholic educational issues. He has authored or coauthored four books, all of which are available from the National Catholic Educational Association.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Focus

  • Experiences of Latino students in Catholic schools
  • P-12 Catholic school mission integration and leadership practices

Department

Education

Position

Professor

Books

  • National Catholic Educational Association
    Sole author. Writing a new story for Catholic schools. 2022
  • National Catholic Educational Association
    Engel, M. T., Fussell, R., Hearn, J. L., Simonds, T. A., Brock, B. L., & Cook, T. J. Your Catholic school’s identity: Name it, claim it, and build on it. 2021
  • National Catholic Educational Association
    Simonds, T. A. Advent and Christmas reflections: Ideas for teaching the Catholic faith in the home, school, and parish. Washington, DC: National Catholic Educational Association. 2010
  • Simonds, T. A. School violence prevention workbook: Stopping harassment and hazing. Washington, DC: National Catholic Educational Association. 2009

Articles

  • Momentum
    Inviting Alumni to Help Write a New Story for Catholic Schools
    49,2, p. 38-39; 81 2018
  • Momentum
    Telling the New Story of Your Catholic School
    48,3, p. 48-51; 89 2017
  • Momentum
    Writing a New Story for Catholic Schools: Explaining Why Catholic Schools Are Worth the Investment, Part I ROI Indicators, Part II Debunking Catholic School Myths
    48,2, p. 42-48; 89-90 2017
  • Journal of Catholic Education
    Seminarian perspectives on Catholic schools and the New Evangelization
    20, 2, p. 98-108 2017
  • Momentum
    Writing a New Story for Catholic Schools: How to Make Your Story Come Alive
    47,4, p. 42-45; 98 2016
  • Momentum
    *Simonds, T. A. How to start writing your story.
    47(2), p. 32-34; 72 2016
  • The International Journal of Educational Organization & Leadership
    Peer Course Review as a Means to Support Adjunct Faculty in an Online Program.
    23,3, p. 1-13 2016
  • Momentum
    Writing a New Story for Catholic Schools
    46,4, p. 34-38;74 2015
  • Journal of Educators Online
    Simonds, T. A., & Brock, B. L. Relationship between age, experience, and student preference for types of learning activities in online courses. Journal of Educators Online, available at http://thejeo.com/Archives/Volume11Number1/SimondsBrock.pdf
    11(1) 2014
  • Momentum
    Simonds, T. A. Resources and strategies to address bullying.
    45(1), p. 37-39 2014
  • International Journal of Technologies in Learning
    Simonds, T. A., & Brock, B. L. Discovering effective ways to teach online.
    19(2), p. 93-106 2013
  • Law Enforcement Executive Forum
    Simonds, T. A. Violent incidents in religiously affiliated K-12 schools in the United States.
    12(2), p. 113-122 2012
  • Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice
    Cook, T. J., & Simonds, T. A. The charism of 21st century Catholic schools: Building a culture of relationships. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 14(3), 319-333. Note: This article was published in German in Ordens Nachrichten,
    50(3),, p. 18-31. 2011
  • Law Enforcement Executive Forum
    Simonds, T. A. School crisis planning: A case study
    10, p. 57-65 2010
  • Journal of Catholic School Studies
    Simonds, T. A. Student on student harassment in United States Catholic schools: Prevalence and prevention
    81, p. 35-42 2009
  • Journal of School Violence
    Simonds, Thomas A. Violence Prevention in United States Society of Jesus Secondary Schools
    8, p. 191-204 2009
  • Law Enforcement Executive Forum
    Simonds, T. A. School safety drills as a means to improve school safety plans.
    8(5), , p. 1-10. 2008

General

  • Momentum
    Simonds, T. A. The best way to prevent bullying in Catholic elementary schools.
    45 (4), p. 11-14 2014

Presentations

  • *Simonds, T. A., Brock, B. L., & Engel, M. T. (2016, July). Writing a new story for Catholic schools—keeping our schools really different. Institute for Catholic School Leaders, Omaha, NE. Type of conference: National Type of presentation: Peer reviewed; co-presented 2016
  • *Simonds, T. A., Brock, B. L., & Engel, M. T. (2016, July). Peer course review as a means to support adjunct faculty in an online program. International Conference on Learning, Vancouver, Canada. Type of conference: International Type of presentation: Peer reviewed; co-presented 2016
  • Stop bullying by changing your students’ hearts and minds. Education Law Symposium, Louisville, KY. Type of conference: National Type of presentation: Invited 2016
  • Five steps to a safer school. Education Law Symposium, Louisville, KY. Type of conference: National Type of presentation: Invited 2016
  • Writing a New Story for Catholic Schools--Rethinking Finances Webinar National Catholic Educational Association 2016
  • Cook, T. J., & Simonds, T. A. (2015, July). The charism of 21st-century Catholic schools: Building a culture of relationships. Keynote presentation at 21st-Century Catholic Schools National Conference, Omaha, NE. Type of conference: National Type of presentation: Invited, co-authored, co presented 2015
  • Simonds, T. A. (2014, July). Creating a bullying prevention program: Practical & legal issues. Presentation at Education Law Symposium, Louisville, KY. 2014
  • Simonds, T. A. (2013, July). Making schools safer: Lessons learned from Columbine, Sandy Hook, and incidents in religious schools 1891-2012. Presentation at Education Law Symposium, Louisville, KY. 2013
  • Simonds, T. A. (2012, August). Discovering effective ways to teach online. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Learning, London, United Kingdom. 2012
  • Simonds, T. A. (2012, July). Violence in religious schools: Prevention, crisis management, and legal responsibilities. Presentation at Education Law Symposium, Louisville, KY. 2012
  • Simonds, T. A., & Quinn, K. M. (2009, July). Emergency response plans: Research, case study, legal issues. Presentation at Education Law Symposium, Louisville, KY. 2009
  • Simonds, T. A., & Quinn, K. M. (2008, October). When the crisis drill becomes real. Presentation at Chief Administrators of Catholic Education Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. 2008

Awards

  • Summer Scholar
    Selected as a summer scholar, Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (June, 2009)