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Carman, Tim J. 1947–

Carman, Tim J. 1947–

PERSONAL: Born September 3, 1947, in Lewistown, MT; son of Ed F. Carman (a trainmaster), and Ann Luella Hastings (a bank teller); married Barbara Ann May (a professor of nursing); children: Jami Lynn McKinney. Ethnicity: "European." Politics: "Independent." Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES: Office—LEAD Academy, Leadership Excellence for Academic Development, 160 North Tomahawk Island Dr., Portland, OR 97217. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Author. Worked for thirty-four years as an educator in grade schools, colleges, and graduate schools; former superintendent of schools in Albany, OR; former teacher on an Indian reservation and in a prison; former education advisor to a state school board and governor; former interim president of a teachers' union.


Love 'em and Lead 'em: Leadership Strategies That Work for Reluctant Leaders, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2002.

Strength-based Teaching: The Affective Teacher, No Child Left Behind, Scarecrow Education (Lanham, MD), in press.

SIDELIGHTS: Tim J. Carman told CA: "My primary motivation for writing comes from school leaders, including superintendents, principals, teachers, and friends. My work is influenced by thirty-four years of experience. I became ill in 1998 with a stroke and was forced to retire prematurely. I wrote my first book out of hurt and frustration, and ultimately finished the book out of a profound interest in trying to help educational leaders grapple with the complexities of high academic standards. Then I felt a compelling need to communicate directly with teachers. This launched work on my second book."

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