20 Questions with Mr. Flynn

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20 Questions with Mr. Flynn

Evelyn Rude & Sravani Sunkara, staff writer & editor-in-chief

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Stone Bridge opened this year with an entirely new administrative team led by Principal Timothy Flynn.  Mr. Flynn came to SBHS after being principal of the Monroe Advanced Technical Academy in Leesburg.  Get to know Mr. Flynn in this 20 Question Interview.



Q: What are your goals for Stone Bridge?

A: Stonebridge is an outstanding high school. And our goal as the new leadership team is to take it to academic levels it has not reached before


Q: What do you like to do on the weekends?

A: I spend most of my time with my family. I have 3 children, so I spend most of my time doing tea parties and butterfly gardens and building castles out of pink blocks.


Q: What are some things that helped you get where you are in your career?

A: I had excellent guidance from a father who was amazing of understanding individual needs for people and meeting them. I think that was my greatest gift of all.


Q: What makes Stone Bridge unique to you?

A: The SB community is one of the strongest communities in support of public education that I have seen in my career.


Q: What is your favorite genre of music?

A: My fav singer is Mary J Blige, queen of hip hop. I bought her first album what’s the 411. And I have been a Mary J Blige hip hop fan ever since.


Q: What were you like as a high school student?

A: I was a multiple sport athlete who participated in 2 state championships == soccer and basketball


Q:What is a pet peeve of yours?

A: I hate when meetings don’t start on time. I value the folks that came on time.


Q: When did you realize that you wanted to work in the education field?

A: When I was in college, I did an internship at a locked juvenile detention center with high school students who were the most violent in the state. And when I did that internship there were teachers in the building who were able to conduct class in a way with students who really weren’t there to learn, but they got captivated, and these teachers transformed these students into young people who wanted to learn. And I thought it was magic, and that was what I wanted to do.


Q: What was your first pet?

A: A beagle named Freckles


Q: What is your favorite college basketball team/NFL team/any sport you watch?

A:All of my sports teams are from Boston; NE Patriots, Boston Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox


Q: What is your favorite vacation/trip you’ve been on?

A: My favorite trip ever was to Sicily, and I visited the relatives of my wife.


Q: First reaction to Stone Bridge?

A: My first reaction was in 2007 when I first got to Loudoun. It was one of the schools I visited earlier on. The greatest part of SB is how the students connect with people and each other in an amazingly positive way.


Q:Favorite movie?

A: “The Deer Hunter”; an older movie, but emotionally powerful


Q: Favorite quote?

A: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and it looks like work.”


Q:Who is your inspiration/someone you look up to, whether it be a celebrity or someone you know personally, and why?

A: It was always my father who was the most influential people in my life.

Also James Buckley.  He started Catholic charities in Massachusetts and  lived down the street from me. I  worked for him.


Q: Does the chicken come first or the egg?

A: The egg comes first, we develop into what we’re going to be.


Q: Favorite restaurant?

A: Passionfish in Reston is one of my favorite restaurants.




Q:What is your shoe size?

A: 10 ½ wide


Q: What is something/some things from your bucket list you would like to cross off?

A: I’ve done all kinds of things; I lived overseas for 11 years. Scuba diving in the Red Sea.


Q:Favorite song?

One by U2, but the Mary J Blige version.

A: U2 is an irish band who was the #1 band in the 80s and 90s.