Tim’m West

DEI Facilitator

Tim’m is an educator, youth advocate, poet, hip-hop artist, and author of several books. Tim’m has been a DEI Experiences Facilitator with The Center since 2020, and came onboard as Executive Director of the LGBTQ Institute in early 2023.  As Executive Director of The Center’s LGBTQ Institute, Tim’m is focused on the mission of advancing LGBTQ equity in America through research and education.  Prior to joining The Center, Tim’m led Teach for America’s national LGBTQ+ Community Initiative, advancing safer and braver classrooms for LGBTQ educators and students preK-12. He was previously Director of Youth Services at Chicago’s Center on Halsted, served on the inaugural faculty at Oakland School for the Arts, taught English and coached basketball at Cesar Chavez Public High School for Public Policy. He has a B.A. from Duke, and M.A.s from The New School for Social Research and Stanford University.