New Educational Learning Designer Joins DLR Group

Design firm DLR Group recently announced that it has hired a new educational learning designer, according to a news release. Former teacher and K–12 administrator Dr. Tim Shimp will offer his experience from the trenches to help provide high-impact, innovative, and engaging learning environments out of the firm’s Chicago office. Shimp has served as an educator for more than 30 years, ten as a district superintendent, and has personal experience with almost every corner of the K–12 education system.

“Tim brings an educational experience that is invaluable,” said Dr. Marilyn Denison, DLR Group Principal. “His shared experience as an educator and administrator allows him to resonate with and serve our clients. He’s been in their shoes and now gets to sit on the other side, helping them through the process. He creates an environment that encourages professional learning opportunities and mind-stretching.”

The press release reports that Dr. Shimp has long been a proponent of future-ready learning spaces, both conducting his own research and presenting it at local and national conferences. His work has included facilitating and overseeing the master plans for educational facilities—both short- and long-term—to address a variety of specific issues facing districts and schools.

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