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Tim McNamara

Head of Secondary Division, São Paulo

Tim McNamara joined Avenues São Paulo in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience in innovative education and project-based learning. After four years as an associate division head, Tim became head of secondary division in August 2023. Before joining Avenues, he served as director of High Tech High Chula Vista in San Diego, California. In that role, he developed a clear vision for project-based learning, designing and facilitating interdisciplinary student projects on poetry translation, sketch comedy, community sustainability, and more. Tim has also taught writing and rhetoric at university level in the United States.

Tim holds a graduate degree in school leadership from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. He has written articles for publications including Porvir, EdWeek, Solution Tree, and Unboxed: The Journal of Adult Learning in Schools.