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Dr. Regina Patrick-Sims




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Dr. Regina Sims is a passionate educator who has diligently served in various districts throughout the Houston area for the past 31 years.  She is well-respected and has positively impacted the lives of thousands of students and educators in her professional career as an educator.  She currently serves in Goose Creek CISD as the proud Principal of James Bowie Elementary.  She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Houston Area Association for Bilingual Educators, The Council of Women School Executives, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators, Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, and the National Alliance of Black School Educators. In 2020, she was recognized as Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators Principal of the Year. Dr. Sims is a proud graduate of Walden University, and Prairie View A&M University, where she earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership, and her bachelor and master’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  Although Dr. Sims absolutely loves serving as an educator, she also loves serving in 3rd world countries.  Dr. Sims is a licensed missionary who has participated in short term missionary trips for the past 19 years.  She devotes 2 weeks each summer to serve underprivileged children and adults in foreign countries. She has traveled to Panama, Bahamas, Philippines, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Barbados, South Africa, Cape Town, Cuba, Trinidad, Uganda, Malawi, Costa Rica, Colombia, Israel and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Sims believes that serving locally and abroad is her divine calling.  Leading a life of service has opened many doors for Dr. Sims.  

Dr. Sims has been married to Dowen Sims for 31 years, and they have one son, Desmond Sims (just graduated from Tulane University) and one daughter, Aleyah Sims (Junior at Texas State University). Dr. Sims proudly acknowledges that none of her accomplishments would be possible without the support of her husband and children.  Her belief in God has played a vital role in overcoming obstacles and fulfilling her dreams.  Her can-do attitude has proved inspirational to scholars and educators.  She stands on the scripture, “God is within her, she will not fail.” (Psalm 46:5 NIV)