School Psychologist, Columbus City Schools
Sara Timms, MEd, EdS, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Ohio University, then completed her graduate work in school psychology at Kent State University. She holds an MEd and EdS in school psychology. Timms received the School Psychologist of the Year Award in 2012 and has served on the School Psychologists of Central Ohio Board as well as the TBI Statewide Educators Network. She is currently part of CIAG (the Child Injury Action Group Injury Prevention Coalition) and contributes to the TBI Sports and Recreation Sub-Committee.
She has worked as a school psychologist in the public school setting for 23 years, the majority of those being with Columbus City Schools. She has also been an intern and practicum supervisor for over 10 years. For the past 12 years, she has coordinated the Columbus City Schools Traumatic Brain Injury Project and Ohio Return to Learn School-Based Concussion Management Program. As the lead for the Columbus City Schools TBI Project and RTL Program, she’s presented on the topic of brain injury and concussion and how schools can be better prepared to work with these students. She‘s also written articles about TBI and concussion in the schools, as well as reviewed and contributed to other publications.