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LMSD Community Mourns Bala Cynwyd Middle School Teacher

Dear LMSD Community,

It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you know that a beloved LMSD staff member, longtime Bala Cynwyd Middle School teacher, Tim Mohan, was killed in an automobile crash Tuesday night. Mr. Mohan was a loving husband and proud father who taught social studies at BCMS for 30 years. He also served as the school’s Athletics and Activities Director for many years.

BCMS Principal Jeffrey Hunter recalled, “Mr. Mohan was a pillar of the BC Community who loved and cared for his students. Each day since 1993, he could be seen greeting his students with a smile in the hallway. He was a natural with his students, using storytelling and whimsical tales to engage them in U.S. History. He could also be heard singing the BC Alma Mater, though not always with the right words or in tune. He truly knew what it meant to be a middle school teacher.”

This sudden and tragic news is difficult for both Mr. Mohan’s students and his colleagues. Mr. Hunter at Bala Cynwyd and Ms. Stout at Black Rock met with their staffs before school started this morning to tell them. (Many current BRMS staff formerly worked at BCMS).

Members of our Student Services team shared the news with students at BCMS. These mental health professionals, as well as the crisis support team from the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, are available to students and staff at Bala Cynwyd and Black Rock middle schools throughout the day, and in the coming days.

I urge parents and guardians of students who had Mr. Mohan to discuss his sudden passing with their children in a manner they feel best. Our school counseling team has provided resources for sharing difficult information with children here.

I know that our entire community joins me in sending our deepest condolences to the Mohan family at this impossibly difficult time. If and when the family asks us to share additional information with our school community, we will do so.


Steve M. Yanni, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools