Tim is a tutor, writing teacher, debate coach, and Commissioner of Waring's Bocce League. He holds BA degrees in English and French from Kansas University, a MAT degree in English from Harvard University, and a MA degree in Rhetoric and Public Address from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Tim believes that debate and discussion are vital skills needed to create a just and equitable society. He has coached two national championship teams and is a member of the National Speech and Debate Association Hall of Fame. Outside of Waring, Tim enjoys reading, biking, and playing bocce. Tim loves travel, cooking, and grand-parenting four grandchildren with his wife of more than 50 years, Lauren. Tim is also a consultant for the College Board in Advanced Placement English, moderating a discussion group of 24,000 English teachers worldwide. Tim joined Waring in 2005.