Originally from Southern California, Timothy Gibson joined St. George’s Independent School in 2009 as the Director of College Guidance and Student Life, before transitioning to a new role as the Assistant Head of School for Educational Access in 2018. After an exhaustive search, the Board of Trustees tapped Mr. Gibson to be the new Head of School in October 2020.
Prior to St. George’s, Mr. Gibson worked in higher education at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI as the Assistant Director of Campus Activities, Assistant Dean of Campus Organizations, and Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs. From 2001-2009, Mr. Gibson was at Rhodes College, where he served as the Senior Associate of Admissions and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, where he led the effort to reach out to high schools and engage communities where Rhodes had never ventured before. Success was achieved—a record 25% students of color in his last incoming class—by being open about past challenges, clearly articulating a vision for the future, and building lasting relationships within the communities with whom he worked.
As an advocate for students beyond St. George’s, Timothy has served on the Board of Directors for the Colleges That Change Lives and was the coordinator of the Greater Memphis National College Fair for many years.
Mr. Gibson received a Bachelor of University Studies at Eastern New Mexico University and earned a Master of Education from Christian Brothers University.
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"The dedicated faculty of St. George's prepares students for the day ahead by challenging them to take their learning to the next level. They utilize engaging and innovative instruction designed to encourage collaboration and communication among classmates, which are skills that are vital in our ever changing world."
"I love that St. George's doesn't put learning in a box. While every teacher strives toward the same exit goal, they aren't confined to specific guidelines or standards that may hinder students' abilities to learn. The environment at St. George's allows students to learn in the best way that fits them individually."
"This is a community with students at the core of our collective work, a school willing to grow and flex to provide a challenging and engaging learning environment, and a place where I feel inspired by the fantastic educators I work alongside to show up and be my best every day."
"I was drawn to the mission of St. George's, specifically the piece that references preparing students to be meaningful contributors. St. George's is a place that truly walks its talk."