I graduated from the University of Utah with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Physical Therapy. In 2010, I graduated from Utah State University with a Master of Secondary Education specializing in math and science. I have been a member of the Saint Francis Xavier community since 1993, first as a parent then in 1999 as a teacher. I am the 6th grade homeroom teacher and also teach 6th grade Religion, 8th grade Health, 6th, 7th, 8th grade Math and Science, and various exploratory classes.

My philosophy of teaching is rooted in the idea that all students are created in the image and likeness of God, born with unique gifts and talents. I believe that each student has the potential to grow in their knowledge of God and the world around them. I strive to empower each student so that they will discover their personal style of learning and then provide them with the tools for success, now and in their future academic careers. Our classroom is one of activity and enthusiastic exploration and discovery as we apply what is learned to the real world.

In March of 2016, I was honored as one of 12 teachers nationally to receive the NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association) Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award.

I am married and have two daughters, both graduates of Saint Francis and Judge Memorial, and two grandchildren. In our spare time, my family and I enjoy hiking, camping and spending time outdoors. I am sports fan, especially college football and basketball, and an avid U of U fan. GO UTES!

Vicky Simpson
Professional Educator
Middle School - 6th Grade