Title: (1) Vice President; (2) History Teacher
Company: (1) Shirley Forests Inc.; (2) Nashoba Regional School District
Location: Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States
Timothy Castner, Vice President of Shirley Forests Inc. and History Teacher with Nashoba Regional School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and forestry.
Mr. Castner is an accomplished history educator with more than 25 years of experience to his credit. Since 1997, he has been a history teacher at the Nashoba Regional School District, where he has additionally excelled as a grant coordinator since 2015. Mr. Castner is the vice president of Shirley Forests Inc., a position he has held since 2010. Alongside these roles, he has shared his knowledge as a freelance consultant since 2004. With the University of Massachusetts’ MassWoods Keystone Project, Mr. Castner has contributed as a keystone cooperator since 2014, contributing his time and expertise to conservation efforts.
In preparation for his career, Mr. Castner completed coursework in history at Harvard University, after which he matriculated at Middlebury College. In 1994, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history, Russian and literature. In 1996, Mr. Castner concluded his higher education at Boston University, obtaining a Master of Arts in teaching history from the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. Alongside his formal degrees, he holds numerous professional certifications. In 2016, he earned a sheltered English immersion certification through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Mr. Castner is also a certified history teacher for ninth through 12th grade with the same organization.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Castner authored “The Glory of the Nations and the Challenge of Church Unity” in the Koinonia Newsletter hosted by Paulist.org in 2018. He also self-published “The Power of Symbols” in 2017 and authored “Conflicts in American History: A Documentary Encyclopedia” with Facts on File in 2010. In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Castner was named Farmer Friend of the Year by World Farmers in 2018 and received the Kidger Secondary Award from the New England History Teachers Association in 2016. In the future, he plans to retire from full-time high school teaching and pursue a teaching position with a community college. Mr. Castner also plans to continue excelling in his conservation efforts with Shirley Forests Inc.
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