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Holmes hires Marlena Simon as ABE/HSE instructor

Holmes Community College welcomed Marlena Simon as an Adult Education/High School Equivalency (ABE/HSE) instructor on the Ridgeland Campus. She comes to Holmes with over 29 years of experience working in education.

Simon has 20 plus years of experience teaching in Louisiana public schools, six years serving as a math and science coordinator in private schools (in Louisiana and Mississippi) and three years working in adult education in Rankin County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of New Orleans and is certified to teach K-12 elementary education and Spanish. Simon is also a member of the Mississippi Association of Adult and Community Education.

In her free time, Simon enjoys gardening, traveling and cooking. She and her husband of 25 years, Ricky, have two children: Mark (34) and Alexis (21).

“I’m originally from Louisiana, but I have been a Mississippi resident since 2006,” Simon said. “I love making a difference in my students’ lives and I am excited to join the Holmes Community College family.”


Holmes Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, disability or genetic information in its educational programs and activities,
employment practices, or admissions processes. The following administrators have been designated to handle
inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies of Holmes Community College:

Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, ADEA, and Title IX are coordinated by the Vice President for
Compliance and Institutional Research, Henry B. McClellan Administration Building, Post Office Box 369,
Goodman, MS 39079, Phone: 662-472-9429,

Inquiries regarding compliance with Section 504 and ADA are coordinated by the Disability Student Services
Coordinator, M.R. Thorne Vocational-Technical Building, Room 110, Post Office Box 369, Goodman, MS 39079,
Phone: 662-472-9088,
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