Staff Spotlight – Mr. Tim


Courtesy of Mr. Tim

Soren Buan

Mr Tim, also known as coach Tim, works as the campus supervisor here at Rio Norte Junior High. Mr Tim has been working here since April 2021 and though he is fairly new to Rio Norte he has already impacted tons of kids for the better. Out of twenty students asked “who is your favorite staff member?” seventeen out of twenty replied ‘Mr. Tim for sure’. Mr Tim decided to come here because he loves working with kids and being a part of a welcoming environment with students and fellow staff. He loves his job because he gets to ‘be here with all of you guys’.


 Prior to working at Rio Mr. Tim spent 8 years in charge of seven California Pizza Kitchen’s up north. From providing customers a good meal to impacting kids here at Rio Tim has devoted his time making people happy. In addition Tim also coaches Varsity baseball at Valencia High. 

Some interesting facts about Mr. Tim is that he loves playing baseball, coaching baseball, watching movies, and animals. He attended Highland highschool and Fresno State college where he played for the baseball teams. His favorite Movie is Field of Dreams and his favorite movie snacks are the peanut M&M’s. Mr Tim enjoys Mexican food and his dream vacation would be to go to Italy.


 One piece of motivational advice that Mr Tim shares to his kids is to ‘Always believe in yourself……ALWAYS!!’