In addition to serving as NaviGo’s president, Tim Hanner is the founder and a board member of NaviGo College and Career Prep Services. He is also owner of Hanner Educational Enterprises, LLC. Tim was named the 2010 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year and was recognized for creating innovative educational programs in the Kenton County School District, including starting the Born Learning Academy and collaborating with the United Way to engage families in school activities from prenatal care through preschool. He also created a STEM campus (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) featuring the latest green infrastructure technologies; Hanner’s Heroes, a program that encourages students to mentor to other, younger students; and the Superintendent’s Advisory Board and Student Ambassador Program—both student leadership and empowerment programs. Tim also launched the Success Academy, a military school for high school students and the Northern Kentucky Education Team and the Kentucky Education Action Team, partnerships that advocate for and support critical issues in public education. During his tenure as superintendent, the Kenton County School District was selected as a national Literacy and Math Content Lead District by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a Next Generation of Learning Model Site District by the Stupski Foundation, and a model district site by the Harvard Executive Leadership Program.
Tim’s background includes experience as associate commissioner of education for the Kentucky Department of Education, and he also served as a deputy superintendent, a principal, a program coordinator, and a classroom teacher.
Recent recognition includes the 2012 Paul Mason Legislative Advocate for Children Award (presented by the Kentucky PTA), the 2012 Distinguished Service Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators), and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by the Northern Kentucky Education Council). He has been affiliated with the local Superintendent’s Advisory Council through the Kentucky Department of Education and the United Way of Northern Kentucky’s Action Council. Tim has also served as a member of the advisory board of Kids Voting Northern Kentucky and as a board member of the Kentucky Center for Safe Schools. In addition, he has served as vice president of the Council on Better Education.
Tim retired as superintendent of the Kenton County School District in 2011. He has two children and two grandchildren and lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife, Marlene.