Born in 1973, Timmis grew up in Wyandotte and graduated from Adrian College, where he majored in math and education. He taught in Royal Oak and in Southgate before returning to Adrian six years ago, first as high school principal, then as superintendent. The districts are roughly similar in size-Adrian currently has 3,100 students-and budget-both have $32 million budgets this year.
Timmis figures he's got a "pretty good chance" of getting the job. "It's a unique situation," he explains. "They're only interviewing one candidate." If interviews and the site visit go well, Timmis could start as early as mid-July, in time for the next school year.
Update: In June, the Dexter Community Schools hired Chris Timmis as their next superintendent.
[Originally published in July, 2013.]