2022-23 Roving Scholar for Lower Secondary Schools, Tim McMahon

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Tim McMahon is an International Baccalaureate consultant, workshop leader and teacher, who leads students to become “Renaissance People.” In his classes, students learn in creative ways, imagine what is possible, and help to humanize the world,” through lessons that help students make connections, collaborate, and think with breadth and depth. Prior to his 2022 arrival in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar, Tim brought creative IB instruction to students in the U.S., Germany, Bulgaria, Canada, and Bangladesh. In Atlanta, his efforts have included partnerships with the Center for Puppetry Arts, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Sandglass Summer Puppetry Institute, and the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. In Munich, Tim’s International Baccalaureate economics students won the World Forum economics competition in Pamplona, and his Business students completed hand-on workshops at the world’s leading design firm, Ideo. In Ottawa and Virginia, he introduced computer animation and interdisciplinary bio-diversity field studies; in Sofia, his students developed peace plans for the Bosnian war, and in Dhaka, his students practiced lost-wax bronze casting techniques, and performed plays, based on Grease and two Harry Potter stories. He enjoys a variety of sports, community theater, and travel with his wife, US Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, and their two children. Click here for Tim’s CV.

Click here to see the school visits Tim already has planned.

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