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DO THESE STATS BOTHER YOU?

  • 7,000 students drop out of school every day
  • 1.3 million students fail to graduate from high school every year
  • 1 in 3 college freshman will graduate and get a job in their field
  • 16% of American high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in a science career
  • USA is ranked #25 in math, and #17 in science out of 31 countries.
  • 25 Years ago, USA was #1 in Graduation Rate, Today we are #17.
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ABOUT KANTIS SIMMONS

As the nation’s leading academic success strategist, I'm aiming to put an end to the academic failure epidemic sweeping across America’s high schools and colleges.

That's why I'm irrationally passionate about inspiring students, parents, and educators to sky rocket their performance in school and life. I'm most passionate  and experienced in helping others with Academic Achievement, College Readiness, Teacher Motivation, and STEM Education.

After being born to two loving parents, 6 months after birth, my mom placed me in school. YES! I have been in school for 25 years. 5 years of kindergarten, 7 years of elementary school, 5 years of high school, 4 years of college, and then 4 more years of graduate school. Because of the academic training, it opened doorways for me to earn 3 scientifc college degrees with honors, including:

  • A BS Degree in Chemistry from Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA)
  • A MS Degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA),
  • A MS Degree in Textile and Fiber Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA).

As a cool nerd, I was blessed to work as a Research Scientist for companies like Mobil Chemical Company, NASA Langley Research Center, and CIBA Vision (now Alcon).

Well, here's my story...


As an inspirational motivational speaker focused on Academic Success, Teacher Burnout and STEM Education, I’ve spent over a decade speaking at school assembly programs, educations conferences, and teacher trainings...

...and over 25+ years being a student myself. This gave me first hand insight on what it takes to not only inspire students and educators but also fuel them with the momentum necessary for success.

You see… I grew up with “stinking thinking” caused by a birth defect which kept me insecure, with low confidence, and a poor mindset that said “I can’t… I won’t… and I’ll never!” This thinking kept me fearful and doubtful about my academics and my future career.

But after finally hearing (and understanding) a few words from family, mentors, books and educators; and learning strategies on life success and personal achievement, I’ve turned my mess into my message.

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MY MESSAGE

Like you, I’ve spent some time asking myself what can I do to challenge students and educators beyond being spectators of the learning process but rather full participants in their own success. What I’ve discovered, is students need practical success principles which they are able to swallow in a fun relate-able way (just like I did).

“In my message, I strive to make my audience feel engaged, excited, and empowered."

Using humorous life stories and my expertise on success (and failure) I share with them the tools, and techniques it takes to succeed in every aspect of school, so they can ultimately succeed in life. These are some of the same strategies and mindsets that have helped me:
  • Earn 3 Advanced College Degrees with Honors
  • Receive $317,000 in Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Invent Contact Lenses Products for CIBA Vision
  • Perform as Head Drum Major for the Olympic Games
  • Work as a Scientist at NASA Research Center

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