Timothy L. Tinnesz Appointed Headmaster of St. Timothy’s School, Raleigh, North Carolina

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[St. Timothy’s School] The board of directors of St. Timothy’s School, Raleigh, North Carolina, is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy L. Tinnesz as headmaster, effective July 1, 2012.

Founded in 1958, St. Timothy’s School was the first non-public elementary school to receive accreditation from the state Department of Public Instruction. Serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, it is the only Episcopal parish school in Wake County.

Tinnesz will become the fourth headmaster in the 53-year history of St. Timothy’s, succeeding retiring headmaster Mike Bailey.

"I am thrilled to be joining the St. Timothy’s School community," Tinnesz said. "Based on conversations with students, teachers and parents, I am convinced that there is simply no finer school around."

Tinnesz comes to St. Timothy’s from Gaston Day School in Gastonia, NC, where he served as head of middle and upper schools for the past five years.

"The academic preparation of students at St. Timothy’s School is unsurpassed, as is their awareness of the positive impact they can have on others in the wider community," Tinnesz said.   "They are truly talented and compassionate—a reflection of the student-centered dedication of their teachers and the crucial core values instilled by the St. Timothy’s School community."

Tinnesz is a two-time valedictorian: first at Orange Park High School in suburban Jacksonville, Florida and again at the University of Florida, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the James Madison Memorial Fellowship.

He and his wife, Karen, have 3 sons: Will (4), Patrick (2) and Sean (3 months).