LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Becky Simants

Position: K-6 Guidance Counselor / Title 1 Teacher
School: Brady Public Schools
School District: Brady Public Schools
City, State: Brady, NE

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Becky Simants was nominated by her colleague, Stephanie Wolf.

Mrs. Simants is not only a genuinely caring, thoughtful person, but a LifeChanger. She has had cancer for over 10 years and has never let that be an excuse to hold her back. The medication she takes to keep the cancer in remission causes side effects, such as severe pain in her extremities. Despite the pain, she is at school every day for the students, giving them her best. At home, she is the mother to three children, including one who had a kidney transplant as a fifth grade and is in need of another.  She is also a loving grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters. Her management of the adversities in her personal life is admirable, but what's most amazing is her generous, kind soul. She offers her spirit to students and staff through smiles, hugs, encouraging words, and a listening ear. 

Mrs. Simants has served the students of Brady School District for 22 years. She joined the staff as the K-12 Special Education Teacher, touching the lives of both elementary and secondary students and teachers. After completing her Master’s degree in school counseling, she worked as the K-12 counselor for several years. Currently, she serves a dual role in the elementary school as K-6 Counselor and Title I teacher. These combined positions provide her the opportunity to be in daily contact with students.

Another one of the many roles Mrs. Simants has played in her years of service is the part of junior class sponsor. This created one more opportunity for her to create unique, meaningful relationships with students. During her years of serving as junior class sponsor, she was even awarded The Friend of the Fire Department award in Brady for all of her volunteer hours. 

Mrs. Simants is an asset to students in the classroom.  She is helpful, not only in resolving conflict with the skills she gained from her counseling degree, but with making sure all students are achieving at their highest levels.  She has the uncanny ability to reach all students, even those who seem like they cannot be reached. Mrs. Simants believes all students are capable of great things and expects them to perform as such.  She pushes students in a firm, but loving way. Her growth mindset is something she works hard each day to share with students and staff. 

Mrs. Simants has been on many committees throughout her time at Brady Public Schools. Her latest committee work is the School Improvement Committee, where she gives insight into what it may look like for special education students to help with the Targeted Improvement Goal. She is also on the Student Assistance Team, where again, she is looked at for questions pertaining to special education.  Mrs. Simants is the leader of her district's MTSS meetings, as well. In this role, she helps with determining which students are placed in interventions and completing data collection through progress monitoring and benchmarking. She is also the coordinator of activities for high ability learners at Brady Public Schools. While many would feel overwhelmed at having to undertake a position that requires such creative thinking, Mrs. Simants takes on the challenge with great joy and excitement.  She lives to challenge students each day!

Many students feel comfortable talking to Mrs. Simants. She gives the students the opportunity to talk and helps them problem-solve through issues, no matter what they may be. If students need any other type of information, Mrs. Simants is the person they turn to in all sorts of situations. She is often the one to have difficult conversations with students. Her ability to tell it like it is in a gracious way has helped her gain the respect of many students, young and old. She speaks to students like the intelligent and competent individuals they are.  Mrs. Simants lets every child she comes into contact with each day know they are loved and cared about if they are with her. She asks them questions about their day and has a genuine interest in the happenings of their lives, both in and out of school.

Mrs. Simants is someone who has strong faith and enjoys being a part of her church, but doesn't push this upon others. She expects everyone around her to adhere to the rules set by the administration. She has high expectations for all and a strong belief that we are all capable of meeting those expectations. Mrs. Simants wants everyone to follow policies, including herself. She would never ask someone to do something that she is not willing to do herself as well.  As a special education teacher, she has always been held to a higher standard considering that Education Plans are legal documents one must follow. She always holds herself accountable to these documents. 

"Without Becky, I would be lost. As a new special education teacher, she is a great mentor to me," said Wolf. "She helps keep me apprised of what I need to know, but still gives me the opportunity to learn and grow from my mistakes. She is a wonderful, caring person who never seems to let anything get her down, even when she is in a lot of pain.  Becky is a great resource to us all and has many years of experience and ideas to share. Becky attempts to answer whatever questions we ask or solve whatever problems we throw at her. As a staff, we are thankful for Becky and everything she does and gives to us all."



Comments (126)


Jeaninne K Davis Posted 4 months ago

I have known Becky and her family almost my entire life. I have subbed for her while her daughter was going through her kidney transplant. I have two daughters in Brady School that she has helped on many occasions. I also consider her a good friend. Becky is one of the strongest and most dedicated teachers I have ever met. The children ALWAYS come first. When she was missing school to take her daughter to medical appointments she always left detailed plans and made sure that her "kids" would be taken care of while she was gone. Not only has Becky dealt with her daughter having kidney disease she also has leukemia and takes a chemo pill daily and rarely misses school. She has told me these treatments cause her body to have reactions but while she is in the school you could never tell it. She is very upbeat with the children and makes sure if a child is having a bad day that she does everything she can to turn that day around. In my opinion no one deserves a Life Changer award more than Becky. That is what she has dedicated her life to doing... changing her students lives.

Lexi Simants Posted 5 months ago

I love you so very much MOM! WORDS can't describe how much my mom has done for me emotional but spiritually! I honestly don't even know what to say my mom has been my rock through thick and thin. Then on top of that all she goes to work. Shes truly a gift from God because she fights through home life of being a wife and three children. She deserves this word more than anybody I know she's my life changer and I know many more kids that agree with me as you can see in the post below. My mom has changed so many kids is life and she deserves this because I've been locked out of a room is enough time to count because she was talking to a student that needed help she's just has that such an amazing heart and kind soul this aword describes her perfectly

Mom Fleischer Posted 5 months ago

Let's see our loving daughter is always helpful even when she has not felt good she has always been helpful to her mom and dad and other children and people. They might now see what very special person she is while being, knowledgeable and helps with childrens with problems, while her daughter and her self are struggling. Also around to help anyone thats in need of a good ear

Robert Litzenberger Posted 5 months ago

Becky has much energy and enthusiasm for life, students, and relationships in general. She has encouraged me several times, brightening my day. Becky has remarkable stamina and keeps commitments regardless of obstacles. I appreciate Becky for her faithfulness, her smile, and the life she brings to her world and the world of others. Becky has my strong support and I highly recommend her for this award. She is on the front lines continuing to change lives.

Ellene Austin Posted 5 months ago

Everything said about Becky is SO true; she is all this and even more. Her relationship with her core family and with her extended family is beyond what anyone could imagine; she is always available emotionally, physically and medically for her daughter encouraging and supporting her daughter to live as normally as possible while constantly struggling with kidney failure, a replacement and now a failure of the transplant, and the hopes for another. Becky is supportive of her husband who has medical problems. Her parents are elderly and is is amazingly helpful to them also. How she can give so much and have such humanity in her school life, her personal life, in her religious life, and i her community life truly makes her a superior human being. ELLENE AUSTIN

Danielle Lannigan Posted 5 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a great teacher and a strong woman. She always puts the students first. She touches the heart of everyone she has met. She is always doing great things for the studentsQ

Justin and Shelley Donner Posted 5 months ago

Our family is new to Brady school this year, Mrs. Simants has been extremely helpful in getting our kids adjusted to the transfer. Sawyer loves his time with her and is very grateful for her! She always has a smile on her face, and is a genuinely supportive and caring member of the Brady school! The Eagles are very blessed to have her!

Matt Gordon Posted 5 months ago

Becky can always be counted on to do what is best for all kids in our school building. As Becky's Principal I have seen here countless times put the needs of students above her own ensuring that all students have what they need! Thank you, Becky, for all that you do for our kids helping them grow as students and citizens!

Jamie Shaner Posted 5 months ago

Mrs. Simants is an amazing teacher, guidance counselor, mentor, and friend. On top of her title and guidance during the day, she also makes time to visit with students and to assist teachers. She organizes family nights and is an invaluable resource for interventions and enrichments to enhance learning for all students. Besides being an amazing staff member Mrs. Simants is one of the most caring and empathetic people I’ve ever met. She cares for each student and always tries to be available to assist students when they have concerns whether their concerns are social-emotional or educational. Mrs. Simants is an invaluable member of our teaching staff and we are extremely lucky to have her at our school.

Logan Porter Posted 5 months ago

Mrs.Simants helped me a lot when I was younger and helped me get through school. She is very strong and helpful in her life. I have always loved her attitude and the way she gets through everything.

Valerie Pohlman Posted 5 months ago

Becky has been my coworker for 22 years and had has always been there for all of her students! She is always there for anyone who needs her!

Nanc Sitorius Posted 5 months ago

Life Changer!! That totally describes Mrs. Simants… From the classroom to her family she is encouraging, supportive, caring and loving even through her own personal struggles. With a Big smile on her face she is determined to make every moment of each day special for her family, students and staff members of our Brady Public Schools. Thank you Becky for being YOU...…

Bob Golter Posted 5 months ago

Mrs Simants , thank you for being a teacher for the Brady Public School, you do an outstanding job!

Jennifer Most Posted 6 months ago

I have had the privilege of working with Becky for 12 years. Becky cares deeply for all her students. She desires to see them meet their potential. Becky has a listening ear for a student that is struggling or a coworker that may need extra support. She is a strong advocate for the underprivileged. She also holds all her students to high standards to help them realize academic success. She is diligent to organize family fun nights that bring the community into the school. Her guidance sessions in classrooms encourage students to exhibit strong character in relating with others and in the classroom. Becky is a great mentor and continues to guide me in my role as a para educator. I am glad to see Becky Simants nominated for the LifeChanger award.

Autumn Hild Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants was a teacher who was always there for me when I needed her! Always a smiling face and someone to talk to! I appreciate her support in getting where I am today!

Kristen Boden Posted 6 months ago

Becky-helped me so much as a student, friend, and now fellow teacher! She has helped so many students out over the years!!

Michele Blagdon Posted 6 months ago

Becky you were and still are the best!! You took my daughter under your wing and gave her the guidance and knowledge to develop the ability to learn to fly on her own. I know you have done this with many kids and you are SO deserving of this honor!!!!!

Emilee Shaw Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Becky is a phenomenal person. She is so understanding and caring and that reflects in her work. She goes above and beyond in all aspects even those that don’t fall in her domain. She is a great friend to everyone. She creates a welcoming environment that I personally felt comfortable within. Thank you Ms. Becky for all that you’ve done and continue to do. ??

James McGown Posted 6 months ago

Very deserving as you assist our school in a variety of ways. You are an asset to our students and school community. The work you do does not go unnoticed. You impact our students in a variety of ways by teaching life skills and lessons that go far beyond the acdemic relm.

Ashley Lydic Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has made a big impact for my children. She has given them the confidence they have struggled with in school. My children have formed a bond with her and get excited to see her on a daily basis. She is also an advocate for children with special needs and their learning. As a counselor she goes above and beyond to support the children of Brady Schools. She believes in the importance of family relationships and hosts several Family Fun Nights for our district. For these reasons and many more, I believe Mrs. Simants is well deserving of the LifeChanger of the Year Award!

Tina Golter Posted 6 months ago

What can I say that even comes close to how valuable Becky is to this school. As a school board member and a parent of 4, I can honestly say, what a difference she makes in the lives of every single student in the district! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Mrs Simants!

Julie Hoaglund Posted 6 months ago

Becky Simants is one of the strongest individuals I know. She faces adversity with grace and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Becky knows everyone has struggles and is more than willing to listen. She is a very empathetic and caring. I am so glad she is part of our school.

Elijah Montgomery Posted 6 months ago

I remember when I first started attending Brady Schools, she welcomed my brother and I in like we were family. She very quickly became to be a secondary mother figure for my self, helping with what ever I needed and never thought twice about her self, she is truly an amazing person. I could sit here listing off all the reasons she deserves to be picked but to be honest we would be here literally all day.

Brock Miller Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants helped me through a lot during elementary whether it was family loss or bullies or whatever. She honestly was the best person to talk to and still is to be honest, I feel like she deserves this 100%. I truly love this lady! I remember in fifth grade my uncle died, and she was the first person to talk to my cousins and I the next day and then in sixth grade my other uncle and aunt died in a car crash and she immediately talked to us the next day and said that my cousins and I could work in there for the day and we ended up doing that. She just helped so much in those times of grief, and I am just so thankful for the opportunity to meet and work with her! I also remember in sixth grade she was our guidance teacher and we all hated the class when it first started and we all loved it!

Robin Davis Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is such an amazing person! She is kind to everyone she sees and is always showing love to others. She wants to help everyone she sees, and puts other people's problems before her own. When I was in Fifth grade I wasn't feeling well and I had asked my teacher if I could use the restroom. When I got out of the room I started crying. When I was walking down the hall Mrs. Simants saw me crying and asked if I was okay. I told her that I wasn't feeling well. She gave me a big hug and took me to her room. She gave me mints and told me that they would make me feel better. She told me that I was awesome and if I ever needed anything just to come and talk to her. Mrs. Simants is always looking for ways to help people. She is truly someone who has changed my life!

Harley Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has helped me through so much. When my mom and dad passed away she was there for me when I needed her. She is always in a good mood and helps people through so much. When that happened to me she was there when I needed her. She was always asking if i needed something. My sister and I went through a really bad time and she just kept giving us stuff. She gave us some paper and color pencils and just stuff like that. She has helped me through my problems when I was in elementary. I am a freshman now and I still look up at her. She is one of the greatest people I know in the school. I dont know how to thank her for all of this but she deserves so much more. She is a fighter. She lets nothing get in her way. She is so nice and when you are having a bad day she will make you laugh. She helps around the school so much. She teaches the little kids some stuff that they need to know. Like how to calm down and how to be nice. But she deserves this award because she is so nice. Congrats on getting nominated Mrs. Simants!! :)

Summer McConville Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants was there for me and was alwaying checking in on me my 6th grade year. She has such a kind heart. I don't think I've ever heard something negative come out of her mouth, and she goes through a lot, fighting all the illnesses she has and that her daughter has. She is a strong hearted loving lady and I think she deserves this amazing award. Congradulations!

Blake Lusk Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants you have been here since I've been at Brady you have helped me with reading and empathy. You have made boring things fun and have made my life better in many ways. Thank you for being the person you are.

Dillon Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a helpful person she has taught me lots of good things and helps anyone whenever they need help.

Sierra Carr Posted 6 months ago

I only had Mrs. Simants in sixth grade but I always looked forward to seeing her once a week. She made learning about guidance so much fun! I'm so happy for her getting nominated. :)

Jocelyn Franzen Posted 6 months ago

When I was in elementary, Mrs. Simants showed my class a video of a girl being bullied at school. The video showed us how much bulling impacted the world and it really changed my perspective of bullying. She also taught us how to calm down when we were in a bad situation. Another thing she taught us was how to be kind to others. Thank you Mrs. Simants for teaching us how to be a better person!

Hayden Anderson Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants You helped my class and I find out who we are and what the real world is like. I thank you for always being there and helping to stop bulling. I know that whatever we did or whats happening in our life you will always love every student and teacher at this school.

ashton stevens Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.simants was always there to listen to us if we just needed help with a problem we were having with other people in school and she would try and resolve it and she was always there even if we just needed to vent to her and she really stop bullying for all of us and it helped out and she tought us howto relive anger and emotions and it really helped and she tought us how to behave and thank you your the best

Taryn Stearns Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a life changer she has changed my life. She has helped my some much. She has helped my family to. I don't know what I would do with out her encouraging words. I can tell her any thing she wont judge me. And she listens to what I have to say.Thank you, Your the BEST!!!

Olivia Chantel Viter Posted 6 months ago

She has impacted my life so much. She has helped me find myself and she has showed me I am enough. She has showed me that no matter what other people think of me I should always be myself and the people that stay with me through my life and problems are the ones that really matter and she is a big part of my life she has stayed with me through everything so I just wanted to say thank you to her because she has done so much for all of us she has given us all her support so we should at least give her some of ours. thank you Mrs. Simants.

Liberty Schultz Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants made my first year at Brady awesome, she is someone you can just talk to. she will listen and help you feel comfortable. She helped my class figure out who we are as a person and figure out our personalities. She also helped us to be aware of bullying and how that effects people. I think that she deserves this award more than anyone. She is so amazing, she is the best school counslor I have ever had!

Preslee Bartels Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a kind helpful person. She taught my class about bulling and how we can help it. She taught us how to be kind to one another and if we were fighting with someone how to solve it. She also understood us, when ever we needed to talk to her she would just listen until we were done and then she would help us through it. She taught me a lot of things through out the years and I really think she should win this award!???

Kyler lewis Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants always told me to keep trying. She always helps with bullying.She stops it and she finds the problem. She is a very good teacher and a respectful person.

Keaton Fattig Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has always encouraged us to keep moving forward and she certainly has too! I know that she has helped any one who needs help and is willing to listen. Great job Mrs Simants, keep going!

Lucas Shaner Posted 6 months ago

Mrs Simants was the best counselor I have ever had she understood everything that you told her. She also would listen to everything that you had to talk to her about before she would say anything. Another thing about Mrs. Simants is she always lets us tell her stories before we had counseling. Again she was the best Counselor I have ever had

Aiden Mitchum Posted 6 months ago

She was a great teacher. She taught me more about myself than I knew. She was always supportive, and someone to talk to that was reliable. She always gave great advice. She was the most influencer in my life, especially when I was going through hard times. If it was me, she would always be the best teacher, even if she didn't get the nomination. She never let you down and always put you before herself. She always knew what to do. She is one of the best counselors I had ever had.

Keaton Fattig Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has always encouraged us to keep moving forward and she certainly has too! I know that she has helped any one who needs help and is willing to listen. Great job Mrs Simants, keep going!

Jayden Tillman Posted 6 months ago

she has helped me through the rough times that I went through and I don't think I would've made it this far if it wasn't for her, also the support she's given to others is the support someone who truly cares would give.

Chloe Telitz Posted 6 months ago

She encouraged us and help to figure out who we are and understand the meaning.

Rebecca Stearns Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is not only huge asset to our school for our kids, but also our staff. When I started working as a Paraprofessional at Brady, I worked closely with Mrs. Simants. She was always willing to help and explain ways to help the students. Mrs. Simants has been a positive influence in my life, she was the one who encouraged me to start taking college classes. She has been an influence in changing my life, as soon I will be graduating with my Associate degree and continuing on. When my life is crazy between work, school and family, Mrs. Simants is alway there to lend a helping hand or just listen. As a counselor she has meet and exceeded expectations with my children. My daughter was struggling emotional when my grandma passed and Mrs. Simants spent many hours helping her cope and offered to come to the funeral and support her, which she did. I am forever grateful to have a person like Mrs. Simants in my life, not only as a coworker but as a friend.

Gabbrielle Christner Posted 6 months ago

She really helped me in Elementary. I had a very hard time concentrating in school and getting my homework done. I would get distracted very easily. She helped me over come that. She knew what I was capable of. I didn't believe I was smart enough, but she made me believe I was. I know she helped a lot of kids in just my grade alone. She really helped shape me into the person I am today.

TYLER Posted 6 months ago

I love you Mrs. Simants. I hope you win you make me feel good. You help people when they are in tough situations. You make everyone in this school feel as if they belong here. You help us all and you do not stop until we understand.

Persephone Vanherwyn Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is the best and cool. She gives rubix cubes to help us calm down. She helps us learn how to calm down.

Jesse Fletcher Posted 6 months ago

You are the very best!!!! Because you can calm me. When I need to calm down I can get a rubix cube.

BEN Gordon Posted 6 months ago

You're the best because you help us calm down and do awesome things. You do great things for our school.

Braydon Cunningham Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a great teacher. She helps everybody if they are having a bad day. I think she deserves to be the winner.

Cruiz Suhr Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants thank you for helping our class learn how to be better people.

Carter Franzen Posted 6 months ago

Thank you Mrs. Simants for helping us learn empathy.Mrs Simants you are awesome.You always let kids use your rubix cubes.Thanks for working here and teaching us stuff.

Brooke Lydic Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a great teacher.She helps us with everything.Every guidance lesson helps.I hope you get the award!

Jayvin Pulido Posted 6 months ago

You are the best person that calm people down when we are sad and can make us happy again. Thank you Mrs. Simants.

Daytona Ham Posted 6 months ago

Super amazing teacher! Always super nice and positive! Super helpful and We know she is always there, and is always happy to help out and listen!

Cameron Cauffman Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is an overall uplifitng person and she is helpful in many ways whether it's you just need someone to talk to, or someone to help you feel better. Mrs. Simants is a great soul.

Teagan Rossman Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants always helped get better at reading and always was a helping hand guiding me to improve my handwriting as well as to help me slow down when I am talking to enunciate my words. This has helped me a lot through out my life.

Canin Golter Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has helped me with getting along with people and when she comes in for guidance she always makes me laugh and does awesome games and she teaches us how to calm down when we get mad.

Kate Axthelm Posted 6 months ago

Brady Public Schools is extremely lucky to have Mrs. Simants! We are blessed to have such a caring, driven teacher to help the kids at our school. I’m a senior at Brady and Mrs. Simants has helped me since I was in kindergarten. She is determined and kind. I’m so lucky to have had her throughout all of these years!

Payton Miller Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants you have helped me get through tough things in my life you show kindness to every student you always have a great smile everyday and you are such a great guidance counselor and i hope your daughter and your family and you are doing well and i want you to stay in school without you the school would be not the same.

TJ Roe Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a wholesome teacher who cares more about her students than she does herself. Her mother like teaching and passion for her students lead her to awards like this and she deserves it more than any other person I know!!!

ailyah Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a good guidance teacher and she is a great person to be alive. She helped me feel great when I was coming back to school. She is a really nice person and she is great at understanding people.

cleland Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a loving and kind friend she is also a good class helper and a great role model to all and she helps with every thing.

Violet Pulido Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants is a really nice person.She helped so many people at Brady Schools. When I got bullied she was there for me. She makes me laugh and smile, her hugs are the best.She teaches guidance k-6th. She is a nice person.

Harry E. Haythorn Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants thank you for working here and teaching everybody empathy. You are very nice to everybody. You help everybody when time gets rough. I really hope you get that award and thank you for being there when people need you.

Kianna Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants has helped me through hard times and helped keep as all save,and cares about all of us and helps in ever way she can. She is good whit explaining things to. She is one of my favorite teachers.

Harry E. Haythorn Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants thank you for working here and teaching everybody empathy. You are very nice to everybody. You help everybody when time gets rough. I really hope you get that award and thank you for being there when people need you.

Carlee Tillman Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants has helped me when I first came to school here in third grade and with my friend drama and other stuff at school. She has also helped me when I had hard times at home and at school and other places. I hope she gets the award. She is one of the best counselors that I have ever had!!

Canin Golter Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has helped me with getting along with people and when she comes in for guidance she always makes me laugh and does awesome games and she teaches us how to calm down when we get mad.

Andrew Robison Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is such a nice person she helped me be better with people. She also helped my brother control his anger and cooperate with others so I think she deserves this award.

Kyron Vanherwyn Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has been my extra heart and soul.She has been the kindest person I know. Without her I would be so lost and confused. Asking her has been so straight and easy at the same time.She should get the "Kind and Thoughtful"award.I enjoy being with her!

Ryker Bierschenk Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants, she is a very loving human being , she takes care of us all. Even in personal problems she still finds a way to make us feel better. She brings a spark to the room and makes everyone happy. I think she is one of the loving person ever and if you're reading this thank you.

Kennedi Cook Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants is helping my class to she who we are so i can she me personalty . You can tell her a problem and she will help you with it. She is so trustworthy you can tell her every thing and she will not say nothing to anyone at any time. Mrs.Simants has a good sents of hummer she makes ever happy. She is the most nicest person you will ever meet.

brett Posted 6 months ago

I enjoy when Mrs.Simants comes in and does guidance lessons and it is alot of fun to me. Mrs. Simants your great!!!!

Kianna Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants has helped me through hard times and helped keep as all save,and cares about all of us and helps in ever way she can. She is good whit explaining things to. She is one of my favorite teachers.

Benjamin Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is the most loving person I know.She solves all sorts of problems and is a great guidance teacher. SHE IS THE BEST!!!!!

lillian Ryan Wee Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants has given me so much good advice. She has always had a open door to listen and actually listen. There has been no time that she couldn't help or fix a situation. She is a very good teacher she has taught me thang about me I didnt even know. Even just walking by her in the halls is a sign a relief that there is someone here to talk to and listen. You are one of my favorite teachers you have done so much for all of the kids. So thank you and CONGRATULATIONS!

Mataiya Smith Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is one of my favorite teachers she is kind and she helps me and other people with there problems. she is super nice and loving and strong.

Torean Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a nice person she helps out a lot of people by talking to them and making people laugh.She lets people talk to her about whats going on and let people and tell them about stuff and makes people laugh she has helped people with motivating words. Mrs. Simants listens to what people have to say and talks with about whats been you have been going through Thank you. mrs. Simants

Abigail Robison Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has helped me and my friends work through problems. She is an amazing guidance counselor and a great person to talk to. Mrs. Simants has had cancer for ten years and that still doesn't stop her. She is amazing at her job and a very great person in general. I don't really think I would be where I am right now without her. She truly is an awesome teacher, helper, and counselor. I would really choose Mrs. Simants of all people to go to if I was having troubles or problems. She also does not make things seem uncomfortable to talk about. I love you Mrs. Simants!!

Addyson Christner Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants was my guidance counselor all through elementary she helped me through a lot of tough times with out her I wouldn't be the person I am today.

Kelcie Motsinger Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is helpful in many ways. Mrs. Simants is my favorite teacher because she is humorous and she loves to listen to stories. She is friendly and is helpful to anyone in need. She is respectful and cares to do anything for anyone. She tries to find time to do something if someone asks her.I thank Mrs. Simants for coming to our school to be a part of.

Ava Vaughn Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is an awesome guidance counselor. She taught me so much she works very hard with other students. But most of all she is my favorite teacher. She is also very nice, friendly, and caring. In guidance she talks about things that we need to know about ourselves. She will cheer me up if i'm feeling down or any of my classmates are feeling down. If I had a problem i was able to go and talk to her. Me and my classmates love her so much for being an awesome teacher and guidance counselor.

hallie johnson Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is one of the most inspirational people that I have ever met. She is kind and generous and the best guidance councilors anybody could ever dream of having. She has helped out threw thick and thin even though I don't like to share my feelings. She has something different about her, she makes you feel safe and comforted. If anybody deserves this award it's without a doubt her. I just want to say thank you Mrs. Simants, I don't know what I would do without you!

Zoe Johnson Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants helped me to be nicer to my brother when I am mad or frustrated with him at home. She tells me to try to compromise and use our guidance skills to help calm both of us down so we don't fight.

Payton Stienike Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants helped me learn more about my self and helped resolve any drama in are class. She nice and caring and the best guidance counselor ever.

Joel Miller Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a guidance counselor in my school. She has always been there for me when I needed her. When my mom was in high school she had me. My mom would bring me in with her to class. She would watch me when my mom was in class. when my brother was in the hospital when he was born she was there for me when that was going on.

Jessica Schrad Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants was my guidance counselor in high school and now I have the honor of being her coworker and friend! Throughout high school she was a great mentor. Now as my coworker and friend I turn to her for advice on teaching and life. She also works with my daughter. She has helped my daughter open up in school! Mrs. Simants is always willing to help and listen to anyone who needs it even when she's dealing with her own problems. She deserves the honor of being a life changer because she truly is one!

Ella Lydic Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a great guidance concealer she helps a lot of people she is just great. Mrs. Simants helped me learn more about myself. She is great at working at the school.

Lydia McGown Posted 6 months ago

You really helped me and made me who I am, whenever I needed help I came to you and you helped me I don't know what I would do without you.

Shyann McConville Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is one of the best teachers I know. She makes me feel like I can do anything. I love being in her guidance class because, I can trust her with anything I say. She never show when shes down or when shes even having a horrible day. I have learned so much from her and I hope one day I can be just like her and treat and see people just like she does. Thanks for being a great teacher to me.

Lydia McGown Posted 6 months ago

You really helped me and made me who I am, whenever I needed help I came to you and you helped me I don't know what I would do without you.

Jeralyn Callahan Posted 6 months ago

Becky puts a lot of time and effort into teaching my students character education, especially conflict resolution. If any of them has a problem, she will drop what she is doing to assist them through his or her difficult time. She truly puts her heart and soul into her job to be a strong pillar for our students at Brady!

Tracey Porter Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has made so much impact on all of my boys. I have 4 boys who all went to Brady Public Schools and graduate one having a harder time she was always there to help and make sure each one was successful in their own ways. She always goes beyond her duties and has an extreme desire to help all students and I belief staff. She more then just a counselor she believes in everyone. She is well deserving of this award!

Noah Jurjens Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants and I have worked a together a lot this year in helping kids in all sorts of ways. In the beginning of my senior year, she approached me to discuss about helping a child that is struggling to find a place. She asked if I would be willing to read with this kid and take him under my wing for 2 days out of the week. I was excited that I was even considered to do this job. I said absolutely and we can say without a doubt this activity has made a significant influence in his life. Mrs. Simants cares so much about every child she works with and she so desperately want them to become something great. Every kid that walks in her door walks out with a lesson learned and a better person. Those kids and even high school studentsfeel like Mrs. Simants is someone you can talk to and she will be on your side and get you through it. She is a big reason why I am considering going into education and the education system in Nebraska needs more people like Mrs. Simants. I could not imagine a person more deserving of this award than the great Mrs. Simants.

Kenlee Fattig Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is always been kind to me.She has helped me a lot.She has always been there for us. She helps us in guidance and we learn new tools every Wednesday. She is really fun to work with.When ever she walks past me she always greets me and says hello or how is your day going. I've know her for 5 years straight and has always been kind. She helps us when we need help. Thank you Mrs. Simants.

Marlee Seamann Posted 6 months ago

When I was just starting school in kindergarten I did not know much about the school or the people in it, she was my only friend . But in the end she encouraged me to make more friends, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Andrew Karchner Posted 6 months ago

Mrs .Simants has helped me with a lot of things. When I get upset with people at school, she helped me calm down. She has been working with me to learn how to control my anger. I know that if I am feeling upset I can talk to Mrs. Simants and get it out so I won't be upset anymore. When I was sad about my favorite high schoolers graduating, Mrs. Simants talked to me and made me feel better. When I feel like I can't do anything right or feel upset in class, I go and talk to Mrs. Simants and she makes me feel better. She helps me figure out a better way to handle things when I want to argue with people. Thank you for being a lifechanger for me.

Loren Posted 6 months ago

Becky is an awesome woman with a great sense of humor. She always makes me feel comfortable when I interact with her for my children's sakes. She always has a smile and a positive thing to say. She loves the students and I'm glad my kids have her to help them through anything that comes their way.

Dallas Hobbs Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is good at teaching Empathy. People get inspired by her teaching. Thank you Mrs. Simants.

Thomas Most Posted 6 months ago

When I was in Elementary Mrs. Simants would always provide an opportunity to smile and feel comforted. She works extremely hard, but always has time to care for others and resolve conflict with kids and show them the best way to deal with conflict.

Brennan Donner Posted 6 months ago

Congrats on being nominated. You help me a lot at Brady schools. When I first went to this school she helped me a lot by telling me where stuff is. She introduced me to my new classmates. It made me happy. Thank you, Mrs. Simants.

Reanna Davis Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a wonderful teacher. She has taught me a lot of things in guidance. I got to go to High Ability Learners workshop this year with Mrs. Simants.

kai smith Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants helped me be with Noah, my high school mentor. You and Noah are the best! Thank you.

Braylon McBride Posted 6 months ago

Congrats! You have helped everybody and whenever I'm feeling bad you cheer me up. When I first came to the school I was nervous. Then you told me who my classmates are and not to be shy because lots of them would be my friend. Thank you for your help.

Robert Posted 6 months ago

Congrats! Mrs.Simants is the best life changer like when when I first came here I was really scared and I went to her and she helped me not get so scared.

Cauy Golter Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants has helped me through out the years, from kindergarten all the way to Senior year. She has always made me feel loved and part of the group. She also always made us laugh while we practiced reading in elementary.

Cash Griffiths Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants is a kind soul to us elementary students. She makes me happy even when I am sad. She also helps me calm down and she also makes me laugh.

Abby Brown Posted 6 months ago

I knew Mrs. Simants for many years, she was my guidance counselor in elementary school and I used to go and do testing with her when I was young. I am now her student aid and everyday I watch her help many students and even teachers. Not only does she help students everyday but she is also a very strong mother and does everything she can for her kids. I watch her everyday change students lives, I know that she has to go through a lot of stress with her job, but she pushes through and every kid in the elementary and every teen in high school that knew her will know that Mrs. Simants gives a lot of love to every student in school. Mrs. Simants finds the joy in many things and it makes me proud to have such a great person in the school and community.

Emily Spurgin Posted 6 months ago

I don't know Becky very well, but I have hear great thing about her and I'm glad the she is getting the nominee.

Breck Jobman Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is a very inspirational person that has always been someone you can count on at our school. She was always kind and helpful to me in elementary school.

Tad Grasz Posted 6 months ago

Becky has been a great support of me and my family. When things were hard my 5th grade year, she was there to support me and help me with many things. She has a great influence on all the kids that attend Brady Public Schools. We love you Mrs. Simants. Congratulations on your nomination.

Megan Lusk Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Simants helped me all throughout elementary school. She was good friends with my mom when she taught here. She wasn't around me as much as some other kids, but I know she made such a big impact on them. She would come in my moms room and talk to her a lot. I could just tell that she was such a kind-hearted person. I don't see her as much anymore, but everytime I do, I know she deserves so much appreciation. Congratulations Mrs.Simants.

Ashton TroBaugh Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants is the best guidance counselor, she has helped so many students, and she very kind. She is a very funny, amazing, weird, loving and caring person. I am very proud she was elected to be a life changing experience. I consider her a mother, and a lot of students here at BPS. She's a very friendly, and she's not afraid to speak her mind. Nobody she be afraid to approach her, she will do anything she can to help anyone, no matter the situation.

Lucas Simmons Posted 6 months ago

I am very proud to go to school with a LifeChanger nominee!

Connie Hansen Posted 6 months ago

Great job Mrs. Simants and well deserved!! Thank you for all of the help you have given to our grandchildren!

Chevas Shaw Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Simants was my guidance counselor in high school. We also used her room to take online college courses. Mrs. Simants remains one of my favorite teachers. No one I knew had been to law school, but I had the confidence to apply partly because of Mrs. Simants's guidance, specifically, that just because I hadn't seen someone do something or pursue something that doesn't mean that I couldn't be the first to try. I still seek Mrs. Simants out whenever I'm back home and am proud to call her a friend.

Susan Golter Posted 6 months ago

Congratulations for being nominated for this achievement award! Mrs. Wolf really did an outstanding job of recognizing all of the areas both at school and in your personal life that makes you so deserving of winning. You go above and beyond in everything you do and it is always for others!

Tonja Shaw Posted 6 months ago

I have had the privilege of teaching alongside Mrs. Simants for 21 years! Becky has a wonderful ability to make everyone she comes into contact with feel special, appreciated, and loved! She truly has been a Life Changer to so many and continues positively impact others despite the adversities she faces in her own life! Love you Mrs. Simants!

Yentle Dyas Posted 6 months ago

Becky has been a lifechanger for my children. I have three little girls who go to Brady. One has problems with reading and her anxiety and Becky always calms her. She has nothing but wonderful things to say about my girls. She has always been positive and is willing to fight for her students. She loves all of the students and shows them that, which children need especially when they don't get that at home. Becky is a loving and amazing woman and I can attest that she is an easy choice for lifechanger of the year.

Deb Paulman Posted 6 months ago

Congratulations Becky. Well deserved! You are such a blessing to the students, staff and families of the Brady community.

Kimberly Mohlman (Land) Posted 6 months ago

Becky was my Guidance counselor and my Sped ed teacher. Today I begin my journey on to get my Bachelor's in Human services Family and Child Administration. I work as a Family support worker and I owe the Motivation to help and Teach others due to this wounderful women!! Thank You Becky!!!

Bridget Rossman Posted 6 months ago

Becky and I both started at Brady the same year. As a teacher I have found her to be an invaluable resource that I can always depend on, both as a colleague and a friend! ??

Angela Johnson Posted 6 months ago

We are so very blessed to have Mrs. Simants as a member of our staff. She always goes above and beyond when it comes to the students in our school and is one of the most persevering individuals I have ever met. She takes on adversity with grace. Mrs. Simants is an asset to the staff and students at Brady Public Schools.

Stephanie Wolf Posted 7 months ago

Becky is such a wonderful person! Having a team of teachers who were willing to help write this nomination shows Becky is one of the best we have at Brady Public Schools.