Born in the midwest, Simon escaped to Los Angeles to work as a fuel cell engineer for Honeywell several years ago. He came to teaching as a second career, working first in the public school system in the LAUSD. Most recently, Simon taught physics at Venice High and as an adjunct physics professor at Santa Monica College. Simon currently serves as Director of the STEAM Program at Windward School, applying his experience with hands on lab-based physics and coordinating Windward's technology school-wide. Simon joined the reDiscover board in 2017. Simon has an MS and PhD in Physics from Iowa State University and a BS from MIT.