Tim Klein

Tim is an award-winning urban educator, clinical therapist and school counselor who has spent the last decade working with underserved and marginalized students to empower them to pursue meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Before joining Project Wayfinder, Tim was the Director of School and Community Engagement at Medford High School. In this role, he implemented strategies that increased the four-year college matriculation rate by 30 percent in three years. Tim also led a randomized control trial with Boston College that was proven to increase students’ grade point averages, intrinsic motivations and post-secondary outcomes. He is an expert in the field of youth purpose and specializes in applying evidence-based practices to the classroom. His work and research has been featured in the Journal of Character Education and the Journal of Career Education.

In addition to his work as the National Outreach Director at Project Wayfinder, Tim is currently developing youth purpose curricula with the National Science Foundation to engage urban public school students in Massachusetts in the science and enterprise of hydroponic gardening. He is also a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, helping future educators find their own sense of purpose while best serving students.