Timothy Donovan, 40, Collegeville
Director of Educational Programs
Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
Â» Book on his night stand: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
Â» CD on repeat: Toby Keith.
Â» Restaurant of the hour: Sullivan’s Steakhouse in King of Prussia.
Â» Personal hero: My father has overcome great obstacles to accomplish what he set out to do in life. He never went to college, yet he managed to work hard and become a successful businessman. He’s a great role model as a father, husband and friend.
Â» One thing he knows for sure: People will always surprise you.
Â» Very own vici: My four children.
Â» Zen destination: Any beach—I just love the ocean. It’s very relaxing; it brings back great memories from my childhood. We always went to the beach as a family. I relished playing with my brothers and sisters.
Â» If he had an extra hour each day, he would: Spend time developing our family as a whole. My wife and I are trying to get our kids involved in the community. We want them to know what it means to give back.
Â» Pet peeve: Clutter.
Â» Life view: chance or fate? I believe in fate. If it’s meant to be, then it will happen.
Â» Most marked characteristics: I’m friendly and approachable.
Â» Quality he admires most in others: I admire other people when they’re genuine and not phony.
Â» Mantra: Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the great twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”