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Educator Lannis Timmons to replace the late Chris Nelms on CPS Board

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Cincinnati Public School District Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday, Oct. 18, to select Lannis J. Timmons of Cincinnati to serve on the Board through December 31, 2019. Timmons was appointed to serve the remainder of the term formerly held by A. Chris Nelms, who passed away in September.

“As a former teacher and coach within Cincinnati Public Schools, Timmons brings a strong background in education and leadership to the Board,” said Ericka Copeland-Dansby, president of the Cincinnati Public School District Board of Education. “We are excited to appoint a candidate who has committed his career to supporting the education of our students.”

Timmons, a graduate of Woodward High School and Central State University, has been a teacher and coach in Cincinnati Public Schools. He first taught physical education at Sawyer Junior High School in 1976 to 1977, and Western Hills High School from 1998 to 2001. After a brief stint in Middletown, he returned to Western Hills in 1995 as the head basketball coach, where he was named “Coach of the Year” in 1999, 2000 and 2001. In 2003, he took his talents to Woodward High School, where he was a physical education teacher and head basketball coach. Timmons retired in 2013.

“As a retired school teacher and coach in the Cincinnati Public School District, I’m passionate about kids and education,” Timmons said. “I’m honored to work with those who now dedicate their time and talents to our school system, our children and our community.”

Timmons’ career highlights:

2003-2013: Woodward High School: Head Basketball Coach/Physical Education Teacher, Coach of Year Cincinnati Enquirer, Sectional Champions 2006, 2007 and 2010, District Finals 2006, 2007 and 2010, Regional Semi’s 2006, Won Missouri Elite 8 Tournament 2008, Won Johnstown Louisville Tournament 2010, Organized a Alumni Classic Basketball Cincinnati, Ran a Boys High School Showcase with top players in the Region, Organized a High School Preview with the top teams in the area participating

1995-2001: Western Hill High School Cincinnati, Head Basketball Coach, Coach of the Year 1999, 2000 and 2001, Team Undefeated Conference Champions two consecutive seasons (14-0), League Champions three consecutive years, Team Sectional and District Champions, Voted Coach of East West All Star Team, East West All Star Game Champions, Voted Coach of Team USA, Ran a Spring and Fall League for six years with top players in the city

1986-1995: Middletown High School Middletown, Ohio, Associate Head Basketball Coach and Head Junior Varsity Coach, District Champions, Three years league Champions

1991-2001/2003-2012: All Ohio Basketball Program Columbus, AAU Head Basketball Coach, All Ohio Red, Won National Slam & Jam Tournament, Las Vegas Grand Finale Champions, Coached many Outstanding Players: Samika Walker, Calvin Booth, Michael Redd, Jarod Ward, Trey Burke, Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft, and Adriean Payne.

1998-2001: Western Hills High School Cincinnati, Physical Education Teacher, Rated Highest Category for School Teachers Evaluation System

1986-1998: McKinley Elementary Middletown, Physical Education and Health Education Teacher, Taught Elementary and Junior High Physical Education, Organized School Track and Field Day for over 500 Students each year.

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