Dear FIRST Chesapeake Family,

We are pleased to announce that Tim Farmer will be joining FIRST Chesapeake as the RISE (Robotics Inspired STEM Education) Up Mentor Manager for SWVA - Sponsored by Qualcomm.
This position will help support a new peer to peer initiative in Montgomery, Giles, and Pulaski counties (VA) that will bring together mentors from veteran teams, as well as alumni, and the community to assist at least 5 rookie or struggling FIRST LEGO League or FIRST Tech Challenge teams. 
Tim has been a science teacher for 15 and a half years, and a FIRST Tech Challenge coach and mentor for 2 and a half years. He earned a BS degree in Middle School Education from Emmanuel College and a Masters degree in Education from Liberty University.
He first got involved with FIRST through a local community center. Pulaski County Schools steered him to the FIRST program as they had students working on an FTC robot. From there he began coaching a high school and middle school team through the schools, and Tim says he truly enjoyed the experience.
Tim's spare time is spent with his family traveling around looking for Geocaches and biking on some of the trails they have in his area. If not doing this you will probably find him with a cup of coffee or herbal tea or a fishing rod depending on the weather.  
Please join us in welcoming Tim to the FIRST Chesapeake team.


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