Tim Tharp’s broad background in education and community service enhances his contribution to the MCEE. He was the Superintendent of Sunburst Schools and has an MS in mathematics education from MSU Bozeman. Tim received his MBA in May 2008 and his Doctorate in educational leadership in 2014 from the University of Montana. In addition, Tim is the past President of the Montana Rural Education Association and is the former board president of the Montana Schools Property and Liability Insurance Plan.
In 2016, Tim was appointed the Deputy Superintendent of the Office of Public Instruction in the Elsie Arntzen OPI Administration.