Tim Prom to be inducted into RHS Hall of Fame

The Royalton High School (RHS) all-sport athletic banquet will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the middle school/high school north gymnasium.

In addition to student athletes receiving their letter awards, All-Conference plaques and certificates, senior athletic awards and academic awards, Tim Prom will be inducted into the RHS Hall of Fame.

Tim Prom

For this eighth class of Hall of Fame, nominations were received and reviewed by a committee of parents, staff and community members.

Prom, a 1987 graduate of RHS, was the fifth child in a family of 10 brothers and sisters. The Prom family, and his first educational setting, can be traced back to the family farm west of Bowlus.

While attending RHS, Prom took an active role participating in a multitude of activities that RHS had to offer. He was a member of Student Council, involved in Letterman’s Club, Drama Club, jazz band, vice president of the senior high band and was selected as the homecoming king. He was involved with a group of students that initiated the New Art Club (NAC). This group of driven students was responsible for painting the murals around the school and began the timeless ceiling tile painting initiative that has become the icon of our art room.

On the athletic field and court, Prom was a four-sport athlete during his prep career. He was a three-year letter winner in basketball and track and field. He was only able to participate in football for two years and baseball during his senior year due to his obligations on the family farm. He lettered in all three seasons in these two sports. Prom was also captain of the football and basketball teams and was a three time All-Conference recipient in basketball. He earned All-Conference honors in track and field and football his junior and senior year.

After graduation, Prom was the first in his family to go on to college as he attended Brainerd Community College. While at BCC, now Central Lakes, he was the starting quarterback for two years and helped carry his team to a the RC Cola Bowl Game and played basketball. Just as in high school, Prom was a stakeholder at BCC and continued his drive to improve school culture. He was the Secretary of the Student Senate and was the Homecoming King.

In 1989, Prom pursued his undergraduate degree at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) and received his bachelor’s degree in education. While attending college at SCSU, Prom also coached the freshman basketball team and was an assistant track and field coach at Royalton.

Prom’s first teaching assignment was as a fourth-grade teacher at St. John’s Vianney Catholic School in Fairmont. The following year, he moved to the public school at the Fairmont Middle School as a fifth-grade teacher. Prom was there from 1993-1997 and coached middle school football, and high school basketball and track and field.

In the fall of 1997, Prom took a position at Buffalo Middle School and taught sixth grade. While he was at Buffalo from 1997-2006, Prom received the Leadership in Educational Excellence Award (LEEA) in 2006. During this time, Prom advanced his own education by achieving his master’s degree in 2001 and his administrative licensure in 2005, both from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis.

Prom entered the administrative realm as he was hired as the assistant principal of Pinewood Elementary School in Monticello for the 2006-2007 school year. The following year, he took on role of middle school principal at Annandale Middle School and served in that capacity until spring of 2017. While at Annandale, Prom was a very involved member of the administrative team. He conducted and led a number of district wide programs that focused on closing the achievement gap with the aim to make Annandale Middle School students more successful.

Prom was able to secure a technology grant which outfitted all classrooms in the district with Smart boards, projectors, and other technologies. This and many other efforts were recognized by awarding him the 2009 Outstanding Service Award. Prom was nominated by the Central Association of Secondary School Principals as their nominee for principal in May 2015. This award, led to him receiving the statewide Minnesota Secondary Principal of the Year award, which he accepted in January 2016. In March, Prom accepted the position of superintendent of schools at Annandale.

Prom and his wife Rebecca reside in St. Augusta. They have three children, Alexis, Abby and Grace.

At the awards banquet, students must be in attendance to receive their awards.

All are invited to support the students. Tickets, which cost $7 for adult and $1 for students, can be purchased in the RHS office. The last day they can be purchased is Monday, at 8 a.m.