Dear Editor: “The Simms principle” is an important perspective on the city’s past and a wonderful story of an innovative and impactful Madisonian. I was a Lincoln third-grader in 1994, Principle Simms’ last at the school, but I reaped the full rewards of her leadership. Lincoln’s early commitment to creativity, inclusivity, student empowerment, project-based learning, and the showcasing of all cultures was very tangible to my experiences as a student. Muriel Simms and Lincoln were the real deal. My teachers were allowed to unleash their creativity in the most captivating and memorable ways. As a kid from the near west side I was a part of something well worth a few more minutes on the bus.

Pat Bauch

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