Profile: Tim Lohr, MS Science

Eitan Hahn

After three rewarding years teaching in France, Tim Lohr decided it was time to return to the United States to continue his career.

In February, he had visited Greenhill and some other schools that he found attractive. And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Eventually, Lohr was hired to teach science in the Greenhill Middle School.

During his time in France, Lohr taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science and was the Middle School team leader at Marymount International School Paris.

Lohr’s path to Paris began in Colorado. He completed majors in biology and music at Colorado College in 2011, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary science education.

After graduating in 2012, he decided he wanted to travel abroad, so he attended the International School Job Fair in London.

“Ultimately, I was prepared to travel to any country,” Lohr said.

At the end of the job fair, Marymount International School Paris hired him.

“Immersing myself into another culture’s language, food, lifestyle, and systems diversified my perspectives as an educator and a person,” Lohr said.

He encourages everyone to travel or live abroad for an extended period. He says he thinks that it will change someone for the better.

When Lohr decided it was time for a change, he was open to go anywhere and try anything. He traveled back to the U.S. and started applying for teaching jobs. Because of COVID-19, he couldn’t interview or visit schools anymore, which limited his options, Lohr said.

“I was looking for something new, and Greenhill provided a genuine and unique experience unlike what I had experienced previously,” Lohr said. “I happily accepted the Greenhill offer and continue to be excited by the opportunities presented here.”

Lohr says he has enjoyed the size and growth of the community at Greenhill. There are more students at Greenhill than at his school in France, which means more problem solving.

“Having that many more students and faculty members means that the teams are bigger, the communication is bigger, and there are so many more ideas and stuff to try out,” Lohr said. “It’s just really refreshing.”