Class of 1987
Inducted May 2017
Tim Prom was the fifth child in a family of ten brothers and sisters. The Don and Mary Prom family lived west of Bowlus on a family farm and instilled the values of hard work, commitment, and being a team player. These attributes helped mold Tim to be the educational leader that he is today.
Tim Prom graduated from Royalton High School in 1987 where he took an active role participating in a multitude of activities that school had to offer. He honed his athletic skills and excelled in football, basketball, track & field, and baseball. Tim earned nine varsity letters and seven All-Conference awards. Tim was involved in the arts through Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Drama Club, and participated in the school plays. He was also a class officer in Student Council, in the Letterman's Club, and the Homecoming King.
Following graduation from Royalton High School, Tim attended Brainerd Community College, now Central Lakes College, where he continued his involvement in a positive school culture. He played football as quarterback from 1987-1989, was captain of the team, participated in RC Cola Bowl game, and played basketball. Additionally, he was Secretary of the Student Senate and was the Homecoming King. In 1989, Tim chose to attend St. Cloud State where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Education. During this time, he shifted his contributions from athlete to coach of Royalton's freshman basketball and high school track & field teams.
Tim spent the first 14 years of his career as a teacher of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, starting out in Fairmont, MN. However, he spent the majority of his teaching career at Buffalo Middle School with 6th graders. He was awarded the Leadership in Educational Excellence Award (LEEA) in 2006. Beyond the classroom, he offered his coaching abilities to all levels of middle and high school athletics in football, basketball, and track. Some of his discus and shot put throwers advanced to the state tournament. A personal highlight for Tim was the opportunity to coach all three of his daughters from 3rd to 8th grade in basketball and softball.
Tim advanced his own education by achieving his Master's in Education Degree in 2001 and his Administrative Degree in 2005, both from St. Mary's University. He served as the Assistant Principal of Pinewood Elementary School in Monticello, MN for the 2006-2007 school year. He moved to the Annandale district to be the Head Middle School Principal in 2007, and has been there ever since. In administrative role, Tim has implemented a number of building wide programs geared toward closing the achievement gaps to help students of AMS become more successful. He initiated and helped write a grant to obtain district-wide technology in 2008, outfitting all classrooms in the district with SMART boards, projectors and other technology. This, and many other efforts were honored by awarding him the 2009 Outstanding Service Award. Most recently, Tim was selected as the Central Division Principal of the year in May 2015 by the Central Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals. This award lead to him receiving the statewide Secondary Principal of the year award, which he humbly accepted in January 2016. He is the first to give credit to the team of teachers, administrators, and students he works with as well as his family for their continued support. His colleges value his personal approach to leadership. He encourages his staff to continue to develop their teaching skills, take risks by trying new teaching methods, work together, and to make decisions based on the best interest of students. His open-door policy sets the tone for a positive school culture. In March of 2017, Tim accepted the position of Superintendent of Annandale Schools and will begin this role in July 2017.
Tim and his wife Becky reside in St. Augusta and they have three daughters, Alexis, Abby and Grace.