Greendale School Board Makes Official Job Offer to New Superintendent
John Tharp will begin his new position as superintendent in late August after his final contract is approved.
The Greendale School Board extended a conditional offer of employment to John Tharp to serve as the new superintendent of the Greendale School District.
The announcement of John Tharp’s selection was announced last Friday after the final two candidates were brought to Greendale and participated in an meet and greet early last week.
Tharp was selected over a current Germantown superintendent.
The soon-to-be Greendale superintendent is a former high school teacher and an administrator for a high-achieving district in Tennessee. Tharp received his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from UNC. He also published a book on school reform.
The board will approve a final contract in the next few weeks before Tharp starts his position.
The board based its decision on input gathered from stakeholders in the community through online surveys, community forums and meet and greets.
“I spoke with him late last week and he’s anxious and excited to come to Greendale,” said Greendale School Board President Joe Crapitto. “He’s already very aware of the first day of staff on the 29th and is already talking about how he wants his daughter over here on the first day of school.”
Tharp will succeed William Hughes, who announced his resignation in April.