Degrees and Certifications:
BA English, Ottawa University 1992 Leadership Washburn Certificate MA Liberal Studies, Fort Hays State, Pending
Mr. Tim Collins
Raised in Paola, Kansas, I attended Ottawa University and graduated in 1992. While at Ottawa I played soccer, served as the editor of our campus paper, and served in student senate. After graduating with a degree in English, I returned the next year and completed my student teaching.
With my degree in hand and my certificate, I began 12 years at Topeka West High School. During my time there I coached the boys and girls soccer programs, was the sponsor of our school's writing club, Athaeneum, and also sponsored the literary magazine, Zeitgeist.
I taught Junior English, Sophomore English, Creative Writing 1-4, Senior Composition and AP English. After leaving I came here to Seaman High School for one year. I left to take a position as the head women's soccer coach at Washburn University.
Retired from coaching, I'm back in the classroom! I have two boys: Nico and CJ. Nico is a senior Music Performance major at Washburn and CJ is a Theater major. My wife, Tina, is the Study Abroad Coordinator at Washburn.