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During his tenure, Thimmig ensured every detail in the building reflects LHS spirit. From the carpet colors and signage, to the words printed on the building’s pillars. Because of Thimmig’s dedication, visitors know when they have entered Lancer Nation.

“We really to try to make this an environment where students and staff thrive, where kids feel like they have their place to stand,” Thimmig said.

At the end of the 2020-21 school year, his staff credited the school’s community to his leadership. Kelly Hoyle, LHS assistant principal said, “He’s a great leader. When you think of the Liberty Lancers, you think of Alan Thimmig. He loves this place more than anybody else I know.”

Thimmig was one of two administrators awarded the Outstanding Administrator of the Year for the 2020-21 school year.

Hoyle explained her admiration for Thimmig’s work multiplied as he navigated the school through the COVID-19 pandemic.

In her nomination packet she wrote, “In a year of unforeseeable challenges and constant change, the way Alan traditionally does business has been tested time and time again… Alan has taken on every single challenge thrown at him this year head-on and has always remained calm and strong. He is the leader one not only wants but needs in a relentless state of crisis.”

Thimmig’s dedication to LHS doesn’t end at the day-to-day operations. In 2019, he tattooed LHS’ interlocking “L’s” (for Liberty Lancers) on his right wrist. Hoyle said, “He literally bleeds our colors.”

When asked about the tattoo, Thimmig said, “This is what defines me. Both of my kids graduated from LHS. I thought this would be a great reminder as I continue to get older, to reflect on great memories I have.”