Dana Center Role
Tim is a senior program coordinator for the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO). He conducts training for educators, school administrators, and parents about the laws and rules regarding the education of highly mobile and homeless children, resolves school enrollment and attendance complaints regarding students experiencing homelessness, addresses legislative issues that affect children and youth in homeless situations, and provides assistance to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act discretionary grant recipients in Texas.
Professional interests have involved Tim in the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), conflict resolution and management training, administration of small groups, planning processes, adult education and distance learning, and parental involvement and early childhood learning.
Tim has received the Staff Excellence Award from the dean of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, the Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award from NAEHCY, and the President’s Award from the Texas Homeless Network, and he is a recent graduate of Leadership Austin. Tim is a past-president of NAEHCY and continues to serve on several NAEHCY committees. He also serves on the board of the Texas Homeless Network and as a construction coordinator for the Austin Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Prior to Joining the Dana Center
Born and raised in Central America, Tim has language and cultural skills well suited for the changing communities across the country and in the major urban areas. Prior to working at the Center, he worked in south Texas with “Colonia,” immigrant/refugee programs, and multiple-county human service initiatives. He has also worked with urban renewal and family/youth intervention programs in Kansas City, Missouri, and El Paso, Texas.
B.A., Religion, Baylor University
B.A., Sociology, Baylor University
B.A., Biology, Baylor University
B.A., Classical Languages, Baylor University
M.Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Certificate in Nonprofit Management, The University of Texas at Austin