Tim Moriarty has been an educator for thirteen years, currently serving as a Special Advisor in the Office of College, Career and Technical Education at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in Malden, MA. He also is the Co-Founder of LOTUS Strategy Group, LLC., a consulting company that specializes in designing and facilitating professional learning for educators and other youth-facing professionals, particularly focusing on addressing implicit bias and creating equitable learning experiences for all students. Tim has served on the NCLA Board since 2016.
Being the son of a 40-year veteran machinist, and the grandson of a textile mill technician, an auto mechanic, and a dairy farmer, Tim understands the value and sustainable living technical and agricultural careers provide for workers and their families. He has a deep love and appreciation for what he deems the “secret sauce” of career and technical education: a unique combination of academic knowledge, technical and professional skills, innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, and a strong sense of belongingness students experience with like-minded peers and expert instructors. Prior to working for DESE, Tim spent nine years at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, MA, serving as a Mathematics Instructor for five years (three as Department Head), and Academic Director for four years.
Tim earned his Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) from Harvard Graduate School of Education, a program that culminated with Tim’s capstone regarding equitable student access to career and technical education pathways in Massachusetts. He also holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Administration from American International College, as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In particular to career and technical education, Tim attended the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators Leadership Academy I and II programs to obtain his vocational administrator certifications.