Tim Healey graduated from James Madison University in 1989 with a B.A. in English and certification to teach through the College of Education.  He was an active member of Sigma Pi Fraternity and named a J.M.U. Emerging Leader.  In 1994, Tim received a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Virginia Tech and in 2014, he earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies also from Virginia Tech.

Tim is in his 29th year working for Prince William County Public Schools. He has been an English teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and an Associate Superintendent.  Currently, he is the Principal of Colgan High School, which opened in 2016.  Tim also serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.

Tim has co-authored two books on the ninth grade transition (along with fellow JMU Alumni, Alex Carter), in addition to writing articles for Principal Leadership, The Education Digest, and Our Children.  He has presented for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National School Boards Association, and the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.

 Tim’s wife, Nicole, is also a JMU Alumni (’90) and is a current high school teacher.  They have three children (ages 20, 18, and 15) all of whom have a lot of purple clothing. 

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