Erskine Simmons Is Making Black History Through TCS
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Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter for their continued support.
Black History Maker of Alabama - Erskine Simmons
Longtime Tuscaloosa City Schools District 7 board member Erskine Simmons has served the students, parents and citizens of Tuscaloosa for many years and through his service many lives have been impacted. His district serves Skyland Elementary School and Southview Elementary School.
Mr. Erskine Simmons was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama by his mother, Flora B. Simmons. He graduated from Central High School in 1988.
He furthered his education at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama and completed his associate degree in business at the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Simmons has served on the Alabama Association School Board Delegate Assembly as a delegate and an alternate. He has served as the secretary of Board for eight years. Other civic duties included, but not limited to, Youth for Christ, Alabama Democratic Conference, Tuscaloosa County Democratic Party Executive Committee, and PRIDE of Tuscaloosa.
He is a production manager at Bolta U.S. and is also self-employed and co-owner of Simmons Legacy Group, LLC.
He has been married to his wife, Tammy Sanford Simmons, for the past 26 years. They have two children, Kristian Tierre and Erskine Kristoff. The Simmons family attend Hightower Church of God where he serves and participates in several ministries.
"To me, Black History in Alabama is important because it presents an opportunity for us to focus on the outstanding achievements of Blacks in Alabama and to remind us all that greatness can be accomplished in our black community."
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