Simone studied French Language and Literature at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, with Dutch Language as subsidiary subject. She holds an upper secondary teaching qualification and taught French and Dutch at several schools in The Netherlands. After some years of parttime work in Greece, she taught the Dutch mother tongue programme at the International School of The Hague. Since 2009, Simone teaches IB Dutch Language A and B at the International School of Brussels, where she is Head of the Dutch Department. Simone is an IB-examiner for Dutch A Language and Literature
Simone is a teacher.