Tyler ISD selected one of our current outstanding employees to serve as Principal of John Tyler High School. Mr. Michael Timms, who currently serves as John Tyler High School Associate Principal of Curriculum & Instruction, will take over as principal in July. Mr. Timms began his career in education 27 years ago when he worked as a substitute teacher in Dallas ISD. Mr. Timms has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at several schools across the state. As principal of Turner Middle School, a low performing campus in Waxahachie ISD, Mr. Timms led the campus to earn Texas Education Agency’s Recognized status for the first time in the school’s history. “As an educator, I believe that we must allow students to chart their own course in life, while we give them the moral and academic compass to guide them on the voyages they must take in order to be successful,” Mr. Timms said. “It is with great responsibility that I accept the challenges of educating our students.” Mr. Timms began working for Tyler ISD in 2010 as Dean of the Freshman Academy at John Tyler High School, and was later named Associate Principal of Curriculum & Instruction. “Mr. Timms is an outstanding leader,” Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid said. “He is committed to upholding John Tyler’s traditions while striving to reach greater educational excellence for all students.” Earlier this year, Mr. Timms was named the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) State of Texas Assistant Principal of the Year. This award is given to the assistant principal who exhibits exemplary performance and outstanding leadership in secondary education. Mr. Timms was unanimously selected to receive this honor by a committee of eight leading educators in the State of Texas.