I think teachers should be motivators who help students realize their potential. Teachers should challenge adolescents to become thoughtful and transformative citizens.”

Tim’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Chemistry

“I love the detail with which chemistry is able to describe the world around us.”

Professional Experience

Before pursuing a career in high school education, Tim worked in a chemistry lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. While there, he worked with modified diamond surfaces that used electricity to convert carbon dioxide into reusable fuels. Additionally, he taught undergraduate chemistry courses for six years at the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin.


In his spare time, Tim enjoys gardening, cooking, and playing ultimate frisbee.

Academic Background

  • University of Wisconsin (Master of Education in Secondary Science Education)
  • University of Michigan (Doctor of Philosophy in Inorganic Chemistry )
  • St. Norbert College (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry)