Tim Burns is an educator and author whose background includes over thirty years of experience as classroom teacher and counselor, family drug abuse treatment program director, therapist, and university instructor. While serving as program director for the St. Vincent Hospital Family Recovery Center in Santa Fe during the mid-Nineteen Eighties, Tim offered his first brain seminar series for the New Mexico Department of Health. Since 1986, he has taught graduate and under graduate courses focused on various topics related to the developing brain for the Division of Extended Studies, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado.
Tim provides conference keynote addresses and professional development trainings and workshops on a variety of topics pertaining to the brain, early childhood
development, childhood resiliency and protective factors, and educator wellbeing. To date, he has worked in over three thousand schools, early childhood agencies, and organizations throughout the United States, as well as more than thirty other countries throughout Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.
Tim is the author of three books and numerous self-published resource manuals related to his presentations and workshops. He is an award-winning artist, providing the illustrations for the book, WorldWords, by Victor La Cerva, M.D. Tim holds a black-belt in Aikido, a modern Japanese martial art devoted to neutralizing aggression and redirecting conflict. He is the father of three talented, creative daughters, and the proud grandfather of four. He lives with his wife, Linda, in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.