T is one tough 7th Grader – Tim O’Mara
An inspired and inspiring public school teacher.
Tim O’Mara is a hero. He is a public school teacher and a man (rare to have male role models in our schools). Like most of these dedicated, hard-working, under-rewarded, and under-recognized teachers, he cares about his students. I am very inspired by him and very grateful as a father and a citizen to all public school teachers.
But Tim is not just an NYC public middle-school teacher. He is an author. He wrote an adult mystery series about a public schoolteacher who used to be a cop. O’Mara never was a cop, but his brother is. Raymond Donne Book 1,Sacrifice Fly(2012 Minotaur Books), was nominated by Deadly Pleasures Magazine for the2013 Best First Novel Barry Award.
O’Mara teaches math and special education in a tony area of Manhattan now, but started his career in 1987 in a disadvantaged section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the…
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