Mr. Jeffrey Tharpe is truly honored to have been chosen to serve as your new Principal at Turner Woods Elementary School. He is very excited to be a part of something as special as the proud community of Gray that’s so welcoming and rich in history, family, and education.
After earning his B.S. in Business Administration (1990) from Auburn University, Mr. Tharpe’s calling on his life to go into Education began in 1995, when he obtained his teaching certification and later started his first teaching position in 1997 in Gwinnett County (7th grade Math/Science). Mr. Tharpe’s coaching career soon began in 1998 continuing to 2009 in Basketball, Baseball and Golf.
He earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2003 from Columbus State University, and in 2007 earned his Specialist degree (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. He has a wife of 16 years and she is a School Nurse (PK-2). They have 3 children.
Mr. Tharpe will strive to be a solid example of faith, character and service representing his family and the TWES community in a positive and ethical manner. He looks forward to serving the students, faculty and community of TWES by..."Creating a School that Students Love."