Michael Timms is John Tyler High School’s (JT) associate principal for curriculum and instruction, and very good at his job.
The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) has named him its Texas Assistant Principal of the Year.  Only those who display the absolute best performance in their positions and show the greatest leadership skills as secondary education officials are considered for this honor.  A committee of eight of Texas’ leading educators chose Timms unanimously for the recognition.  JT Principal Shon Joseph was delighted with his colleague’s award.
“It is truly a pleasure to work side-by-side with Mr. Timms,” he said.  “He is a highly effective leader on our campus, but more importantly he is a positive influence on our students.  I have no doubt many John Tyler graduates will list him as an inspiration in their future successes.”
As TASSP’s Texas Assistant Principal of the Year Timms will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. for a conference with the other 49 assistant principals of the year.  He will also have audiences with the President of the U.S., the U.S. Secretary of Education and assorted federal lawmakers.
The TASSP selects its assistant principal of the year from 20 Regional Assistant Principals of the Year.  Timms was made the District 7 Assistant Principal of the Year last summer.  His next move is to compete for the title of National Assistant Principal of the Year.
He started his 24 years as a professional educator as a substitute teacher in the Dallas ISD, moving on to a position as a full-time biology teacher after earning his certification.  He worked as an assistant principal for several Dallas area elementary, middle and high schools.  He has worked at John Tyler since 2010.