Mrs. Simpson grew up in Beaver Falls, PA. She earned a B.A. in mathematics with a minor in education from Grove City College in 1989. Following college graduation, she taught high school math in Louisa County, VA for 5 years. During that time she attended the University of Virginia and completed her M. Ed. in math education in 1994.
Mrs. Simpson relocated to Pennsylvania in the fall of 1994 and taught at Laurel Valley Middle/High School until the merger of 2010 resulted in a transfer to Ligonier High School. She currently teaches calculus, geometry and integrated math 2, as well as advising NHS.