Simoneau started the high school program in 1999 at the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, where she was the assistant managing editor and later consulting editor. The project continued for many years in print and online at the Post and recently moved to Southern. It is the only monthly journalism program in the state dedicated to high school journalism.
Simoneau is a longtime member of the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, where she served as president, past president and treasurer. She was recently inducted in the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame.
Before serving as assistant managing editor at the Connecticut Post, she was the founding editor of the WomanWise section, a Fairfield County bureau chief and a reporter. Prior to joining the Connecticut Post, she was assistant news editor at the Newtown Bee and a reporter at the Westerly Sun in Rhode Island.
She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in political science from Southern Connecticut State University.