Dr. Timothy G. Stout, Foreign Language Department Chair and Chinese Teacher at Waterford School, earned his M.A. in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University (2002) and his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Utah State University (2013). He jointed Waterford as a Japanese teacher in 2006, and has served in various student support roles, including MS Homeroom Teacher, US Advisor, and Class X and XI Dean. Timothy started the new Chinese program at Waterford, and currently teaches Chinese 1, 2, 3, and AP Chinese.
Timothy lived in Japan for 20 years, and he has visited China numerous times. He has served on the AP Japanese Development Committee, working with specialists from the College Board and Educational Testing Services, creating test items to be used in the annual AP Japanese examinations. As a member of the APDC Timothy has presented at numerous regional and national conferences, including the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention and the Advanced Placement Annual Conference in locations such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Denver, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Timothy also serves as an AP test reader each year in Salt Lake City.
Timothy has published several language study books, including the best-selling “Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginners,” and the forthcoming “Japanese Kanji for Beginners.” These books highlight Timothy’s love for drawing, and feature original picture mnemonics designed to help readers better learn and recall kanji characters. Timothy uses these same methods in his classes at Waterford to help students learn hundreds of new Chinese characters each year.
Timothy and his wife, LaNae Stout, have five children and two grandchildren. In his spare time Timothy enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking with his family.