Dr. Tim Mahaffy is superintendent and business manager of Fox River Grove Consolidated School District 3 which is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and tucked in the southeast corner of McHenry County. His leadership of this high performing public school system began July 1, 1999. Dr. Mahaffy began in District 3 as the middle school principal for 8 years. During the last 3 years as principal he also filled the role of assistant superintendent. Dr. Mahaffy has been leading the district as superintendent and business manager since 2008,
A native of Michigan, Dr. Mahaffy was an administrator, teacher and coach before joining District 3. He began his teaching and coaching career in Leavenworth, Kansas as a science teacher, football and basketball coach. His move to Illinois landed him in District 158 in Huntley, Illinois as a science teacher and football and basketball coach. He was an elementary and middle school principal in Antioch, Illinois prior to his career move to join the educational team here in Fox River Grove.Dr. Mahaffy earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the Central Michigan University and his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He earned his doctoral degree in 2004 in educational leadership from National Louis University in Evanston, IL.