Faculty Friday: Spotlight Series - Mrs. Timpone

A native Floridian, Mrs. Timpone developed a passion for teaching from a young age. As a teenager, she taught ballet, tap, and baton at a dance studio and worked as a summer camp counselor and vacation Bible school teacher. She found joy in helping children and knew she 
wanted to pursue a career in education. Her initial interest was in teaching high school biology and anatomy. However, while earning her master's degree, she was a substitute teacher for younger students and realized how rewarding it was to watch their curiosity and intrigue. She loved how they lit up when they made new discoveries! She joined St. Thomas as a parent in 2002 and was offered a teaching position shortly after. Throughout her two decades, she has taught second and fourth grades and transitioned into science seven years ago to help revamp the STEM/Science curriculum. When asked what her favorite thing is about St. Thomas, she confidently said, “the closeness of our community - the strong bonds between teachers and students, colleagues, and families.” 

Mrs. Timpone wants to ensure her preschool through first-grade students become critical thinkers and problem-solvers while developing a passion for science. Her creativity and energy make science fun, engaging, and exciting for our younger learners. Mrs. Timpone enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, and boating with family and friends when not at St. Thomas. She also spends time with her children (and St. Thomas alumni) Austin ‘09 and Bryan ‘11 and their three dogs. Mrs. Timpone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Science, a Minor in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida.