Tim Matheney
Executive Director

An educator for more than 25 years including more than a decade as a school leader, Tim Matheney became the founding Executive Director of the Philadelphia Academy for School Leaders in 2015.

Prior to his current role, Tim oversaw 14 at-risk school districts, including Newark, Atlantic City, and Camden, as Chief Intervention Officer for the New Jersey Department of Education. Tim previously led the Department’s Office of Evaluation, where he was the lead architect of AchieveNJ, the state’s comprehensive educator evaluation system.

From 2004 to 2012, Tim served as principal of South Brunswick High School (SBHS), one of New Jersey’s largest schools. Under his leadership, SBHS was designated a National School for Character, honored on the Advanced Placement Honor Roll, and named as one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek Magazine.

Tim began his career as a social studies teacher in Toledo, Ohio before becoming an instructor at the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota and serving as an Assistant Principal in the Minneapolis area.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan, Tim has presented at national conferences (American Educational Research Association, University Council on Educational Administration, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals) and to a variety of university audiences (Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Rowan University), and published research on education policy (Educational Administration Quarterly).