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Timothy Plaza

Current PhD candidate in Ecopsychology seeking additional experience in teaching and research.


Teaching Experience

Statistics in Psychology

Learning and Thinking


Metaphysical Psychology

Introductory Psychology

Educational Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Algebra I and II



Lori Stephens

"Tim’s strengths include:

• Team Player

• Organized

• Good Time Manager

• Motivated

• Diligent

• Loyal and Invested in Company

• Able to be objective

• Understanding the operations of a Non-Profit 501(c)3

• Understanding the workings of a Board of Directors

• Technology

It would benefit any company to have Timothy Plaza on the staff as a team leader as his skill set promotes his success and therefore the success of the company."

Carla Stumpf Patton, Ph.D.

"He possesses a positive perspective, balanced with level headed and realistic thinking which make him a valuable asset to any organization . . .He is responsible, insightful, and exceeds the standard expectations when compared to fellow colleagues, thus going the extra mile to ensure ethical and professional competency. Tim is detail and goal-oriented, and demonstrates additional strengths in areas finances, business management, and other areas of human relations. He is time efficient, wellorganized, highly reliable, and committed to his own personal and professional growth, proving to be a valuable asset toward team camaraderie." 

Monica Roche

"Tim was proactive and professional in his interactions with students, parents, board members, and staff. He was respected and loved by the Gap School students. He will be a tremendous asset to his next employer."

Work experience

Sep 2009Present


Self Employed
  • Teaching and tutoring - individuals and classes
  • Individual and group coaching and counseling
  • Owner/Consultant - personal and executive coaching and small to medium sized business consulting
  • Specialization in coaching for management training and executive promotions
  • Business consulting focus combining executive training, team building, and financial analysis to improve business profitability and functionality
  • Training for newly formed boards of directors as well as training to improve effectiveness and efficiency - focus in non-profits
  • Bookkeeping services and training

Sep 2009Present

Adjuct Faculty

Various colleges and professional schools

Miami Dade College - Florida Virtual Campus

University of Phoenix


Apr 2005Sep 2009

CFO and Organizational Advisor

The Gap School

Chief Financial Officer and Bookkeeper

  • Oversaw and ensured the effective operation of the organization’s accounting functions, budgets, and the day-to-day financial activities – both Profit and Non-Profit
  • Daily entering and maintenance of all company financials and full charge bookkeeping

Organizational Advisor

  • Advisement to Executive Director and Board of Directors on all aspects of business and personnel

Educational Consulting, Advising and Counseling

  • Provided consulting services to parents in Sarasota and Manatee county school districts for IEP coordination and additional services
  • Provided educational advising to parents and school professionals
  • Counseled students and parents on emotional, educational and behavioral aspects

Business Management and Human Resources

  • Management of all contracts, business relations, human resources and payroll

Facilities and IT Management

  • Management of all facilities-related business, repairs and maintenance and all IT operations and coordination with appropriate specialists

Psychological and Educational Testing and Clinical Coordination

  • Conducted pre and post learning intervention assessments to determine areas of cognitive and educational weakness, strength, and areas for improvement and developed intervention plans

  • Testing experience includes: Brigance Achievement, CPI, DTLA, MBTI, MMPI, NEO-PDR, PACE-Gibson Cognitive, PEEX2, Pyramid, Rorschach, Rosner, SDS, SII, Stanford-Binet (SB-5), STRANDS, VPI, WISC, Woodcock-Johnson Achievement and Cognitive

Fundraising and Marketing

  • Assisted and advise on all aspects of fundraising and marketing

Director of Tutoring (April 05~ October 08)

  • Director of all tutoring services in Gap School Tutoring Division comprising of both educational and cognitive learning interventions
  • Supervision of 10 learning specialists on various cognitive and education learning interventions including a weekly case conference with all learning specialists


  • Part-time teacher for various subjects as needed; K-12 with specialty in Math through Trigonometry


My interests are varied, but are mainly focused on music, the outdoors and philosophical topics.

Some of my most recent endeavors include thru-hiking all 2,184 miles of the Applachian Trail from March 11th to July 1st, 2012 and all 2,660 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from May 6th to August 30th, 2013.