Tim grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota. He attended the University of North Dakota where he earned Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, and also met his wife (and fellow Homestead teacher) Amee. In 2020, he earned a Master’s in School Management from the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain. He is currently pursuing an educator license for U.S. and world history.
Prior to joining the Homestead School, Tim worked abroad as an ESL teacher for 5 years. He began in Uruguay, teaching business English to adult students and English conversation to secondary students virtually through the government’s Plan Ceibal program. Next, he worked in Colombia with another government program, Colombia Bilingüe. He served in a public secondary school teaching ESL and culture. After that, Tim worked as a middle school ESL teacher at an international school in China. Most recently, he worked in Spain as a secondary school language assistant for the Auxiliares de Conversación program. In this position, he taught English through interdisciplinary lessons on business, geography, history, and more.
I work hard to learn about my students and develop relationships with them. I believe it is important for students to be able to connect the topics they are learning to their own lives. When I know my students on a personal level, it enables me to ask the questions that will help them make those connections.