Tim Daniel

Interim Director of Administration

Tim Daniel

A native of Akron, Ohio, Tim is the son, nephew, grandson, and great-grandson of Lutheran ministers. In spite of this lineage, he chose instead to follow in the footsteps of his mother, an elementary school teacher, and he has spent the overwhelming majority of his professional career as an independent school teacher and administrator.

Perhaps the greatest influence on Tim’s career path came when he had the opportunity to attend Deerfield Academy, a boarding school in Massachusetts, in the early 1970s. With only a brief, two-year hiatus in the 1980s to collect his Masters degree (and meet his wife, Deborah), Tim has spent the last three-plus decades wearing virtually every conceivable “hat” (including that of parent) at independent schools in Ohio, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Michigan (where he served as Head of School at The Leelanau School from 1997 to 2000), Minnesota, Georgia (where he served as Head of School at Brenau Academy from 2007 to 2012), and North Carolina (where he has served as Head of School at Montessori Community School in Durham from 2016 to 2021, and Interim Head of School at Montessori Children’s School in Jacksonville for the 2021-2022 school year).

Just prior to moving to North Carolina in 2016, Tim served for four years as Executive Director at Mohican School in the Out-of Doors, an environmental education nonprofit in Ohio.

Tim and Deborah have three adult children: Al (a freelance journalist); Robert (an actor, cartoonist, stand-up comedian, and occasional substitute teacher), and Lee, a recent college graduate who is pursuing their dream in “The City that Never Sleeps.”