Toni Simmons has conducted creative dramatic and movement workshops in schools, community centers, churches, and parks and has worked with teachers helping them to corporate the arts into their curricula. Toni also served as a storyteller in residence for the Quachita Paris and Monroe City Schools for the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, funded by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts. Her experiences include:
I-Parenting Media Award
Parents’ Choice Award
Designated as an American Masterpiece by the National Endowment for the Arts
Parent Council Award
She has been featured as a storyteller at the Magnolia Storytelling Festival in Natchez, Mississippi, the Strawberry Storytelling Festival in Hammond, LA., the Corn Island Storytelling Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, the Border book Festival, Las Cruces, NM., Black Storytelling Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the National Black Storytelling Festival and the Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival in Knoxville Tennessee.