Tim Shaw

Timothy Shaw, 8th Grade Humanities Teacher

Tim joined Capital City in December 2014. He holds an Master's degree in the Art of Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa. He has over 10 years of classroom experience throughout his teaching career in New York City, Baltimore City, Upstate New York, and Washington DC. His background includes teaching from 5th to 11th grade in middle and high schools, as well as freshman composition with college students. He also instructed survival English classes for adult refugees from Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern and Northern African nations.

He served as a New Teacher Mentor in a professional development school partnership between Johns Hopkins University and the National Academy Foundation High School in Baltimore where he trained graduate students in teaching degree programs and led instructional rounds to examine effective teaching methods. Each year he worked closely with one member of the cohort of graduate students to ensure successful completion of the degree program, and to prepare for the demands of a teaching career.

Outside of the classroom, Tim enjoys music, movies, plays, cooking, and reading about the history of public education in the United States.