Christopher Timmis


Dr. Christopher Timmis has served in the role of superintendent of Dexter Community Schools since 2013, having served Michigan students throughout his career in a variety of roles: a superintendent in two different districts; a high school principal; a curriculum director; a middle school and high school teacher; a coach; and a paraprofessional. Dr. Timmis has spent his entire career leading innovation to provide a truly equitable education that helps every child develop to realize their individual potential. He holds a Doctor of Education from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Education from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Adrian College.

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Day 2
September 21, 2023
12:30 pm

A District's Path to Transformation and Lessons Learned [Teaching & Learning]

Michigan E/F
21 September
Time:  12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Location:  Michigan E/F
Speaker:  Christopher Timmis

Moving a school district to a student-centered instructional model is a monumental shift for everyone within and outside of the system. Success, failure, learning, and success is messy work but worthy of the effort on behalf of students. After 10 years of transformation in a K-12 Michigan school district, a blueprint exists to lead the work in any district by focusing on the why, what, and how. This session will share the blueprint along with lessons learned.

Focus: Teaching & Learning/Leadership Development/Other.

Takeaways: Attendees will leave with an understanding of multiple entry points for transformation, tools to lead the transformation, and ways to avoid delays and pitfalls from the work.

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