Hilliard Northwest News

Longtime bus coordinator among retiring personnel


Hilliard City Schools officials will commence a search for a transportation coordinator after Terry Timlin announced his retirement, which will be effective July 3.

School board members accepted the retirement, resignation or employment of numerous certified and classified employees as a special meeting March 19.

Timlin supervises the routes of 127 buses that travel 8,800 miles each day and transport 8,434 students to the district's 24 buildings.

"We face a monumental task in finding someone to replace Terry," Superintendent John Marschhausen said. "The calm he brings ... is very much needed (and) we will look for someone with that kind of personality."

The job opening will be posted immediately.

Timlin joined the district in 2002 as a substitute bus driver. In August 2003, he was named assistant transportation coordinator, and in January 2005, he was promoted to transportation coordinator.

Prior to arriving at Hilliard schools, Timlin worked for the Columbus Division of Police from 1972 to 2002.

Timlin earned a bachelor's degree in criminology from Capital University.

In other action concerning district personnel, board members accepted the retirements of Neal Cantrell, a language-arts teacher at Weaver Middle School, with the district since 1996; Vicky Harrison, a psychologist at Weaver Middle School, with the district since 1990; Mary Morrison, an intervention teacher at Norwich Elementary School, with the district since 1997; Margaret Watson, a third-grade teacher at Horizon Elementary School, with the district since 1996; and Agnes Jackson, a secretary at Memorial Middle School, with the district since 1985.