Timothy W. Hand, PhD
Founder, Ocotillo Strategies
Timothy’s core philosophy as an educator is that student success happens one meaningful conversation at a time. These conversations range from encouraging words between teachers and students that inspire confidence and hope to heated debates at the state legislature about how to most equitably fund public education. Dr. Hand has served in multiple administrative roles in Las Cruces at Las Cruces Public Schools and NMSU and also around the state including serving as Deputy Director of the Legislative Education Study Committee and Deputy Secretary of Education. But his most cherished role is that of a high school coach, where he spent 15 years teaching and learning from high school students. This experience sets his priorities as a strengths-based, growth-oriented champion for the education of the whole child.