Hello, all! My name is Angela Simmons and I’m excited to introduce myself to you. I’m the newest staff writer for the O’Fallon Weekly, and will primarily provide coverage for the Village of Shiloh. I’m looking forward to working with the community members and getting back to writing.
I attended college at University of Missouri- St. Louis, and while there, I wrote for their newspaper. After graduation, I spent a decade working in social services. I’m currently a stay at home mom to two girls, ages eight and one. Ideally, my days are spent snuggling, playing, and making good dinners. The reality is that I have a perma-ponytail, I always have glitter and food on my clothes, the laundry just never stops, and I’ve had a string of epic Pinterest fails. I do, however, have the benefit of having more time on my hands to watch my favorite guilty pleasure shows like “Veronica Mars,” and to commission my ladies fantasy football league. It’s the best job I’ve ever had.
At the beginning of the summer, my family moved to O’Fallon. My husband is an OTHS graduate and has several close family members living in the area, so we knew that O’Fallon was the kind of town where we would want to raise our two girls. Since moving, we’ve enjoyed meeting our wonderful neighbors, attending local events and meeting community members, and I’ve been privileged to join an awesome local book club. Between outings with my family and the book club, I’ve been able to explore more of what this great area has to offer. I’m very excited to have this opportunity to bring events and people from around the community to the pages of the O’Fallon Weekly.