Get to know your Seward schools! For the next few weeks we will be featuring staff members and teachers from all three Seward public schools. Today’s feature: Tim Cronin
I attended Central Michigan University and studied Sports Medicine and Psychology. More recently I attended University of Alaska Anchorage and studied history. I have worked as a special education, intensive needs, paraprofessional at Seward schools since 2009 and prior to that for two years in Barrow, Alaska.
2. How would you define your teaching or work style? Or What do you do at Seward Elementary?
I work with special education children individually or in small groups, providing accommodations and support to help them succeed academically and socially. Two of the most important things that I have learned that might define my teaching are to honor magical thinking and that behavior is language.
3. What are some things that you are proud of?
I am proud of the achievements of the students with whom I work. I am proud of my incredible family, Tommy, Robin, and my brilliant wife Stephanie.
4. Tell us about any community involvement or things you do after school:
I coach basketball for Urbach’s, have assisted in coaching Little League, and volunteered with the Seward Elementary after school sports. I am a member of the Seward Schools Site Council, and I am the Seward area representative for the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association.
5. What would surprise students to know about you?
They might be surprised to know that I have lived and worked in Greece, Germany, and England. I am past Vice President of the Barrow Curling and Hockey Association and have competed in an international Bonspiel.