Tim Collins - I just started my sixth year as an Assistant Principal in the Gresham Barlow School District. This is my 18th year in education with time spent both in secondary education and higher ed. I started back in 1998 teaching science courses before moving into administration. I have a BS in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!), a MA in Teaching from Oregon State University (yes, I am a platypus), and a PhD in Science Education also from Oregon State University. I did my Initial Admin License through Portland State University and completed my Continuing Admin work through Concordia University of Chicago. I have served as a MEWA Board member since 2013 and am also an adjunct professor for Concordia University of Chicago in their online administrative licensure program in Oregon. In my free time I like to run, hike, backpack, play disc golf, and play the piano. I coached cross country and track for a number of years and still help out with those programs as much as my schedule allows.
My wife and I have been married a little over 18 years and have two beautiful daughters. My wife is an elementary teacher also in the Gresham Barlow School District. We live in Gresham as well, so our daughters attend school within the Gresham Barlow School District. My oldest daughter is in 8th grade and my youngest daughter just started 5th grade. We like to camp, hike, bike, explore lava tubes, play games, and watch movies.