Tim works as a senior advisor on projects focused on English learners, classroom instruction, and equity. After receiving his B.A. in Spanish from Kansas State University, he promptly joined the Peace Corps to serve as an environmental educator in Guatemala. Upon his return, he joined the Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College, Columbia University where he pursued his M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. While pursuing his master's degree at night, he served as a teacher in a variety of roles at two high schools in the Bronx. This was a transformative experience, as it shaped his formative years as a high school ESL teacher and bilingual educator. Since arriving in Oregon in 2012, he has worked as a teacher on special assignment in the Oregon Migrant Education Service Center, providing technical support to the hundreds of professionals working in migrant education throughout Oregon. Prior to joining Education Northwest, Tim worked on the equity unit at the Oregon Department of Education where he designed and delivered professional learning for supporting English learners in the Common Core State Standards.
My favorite sound is the hum of a busy classroom. I love engaging my students in compelling, relevant content, while exercising the academic language and analytical skills my students need for school success. At Education Northwest, I get to share this passion with my colleagues through professional learning.