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ARSA Hall of Fame

The ARSA Hall of Fame honors individuals who have contributed to rural education over a period of many years and has served the cause of rural educators. Selection is made by a committee that consists of the executive board and two other members-at-large. Those selected are not necessarily members of ARSA.

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Mr. Tim Carter

Tim Carter

Tim Carter is a southern Arizona native. He graduated from Tombstone High School, and attended Glendale Community College prior to receiving a bachelor of science degree from Grand Canyon College and a master of arts in secondary educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. Tim completed the requirement for an Arizona superintendent certificate at the University of Phoenix.

Tim started teaching and coaching in 1973 at Alchesay High School in the White Mountains. In 1977, he and his wife Linda moved to southwestern Arizona where he taught and coached at Antelope High School. The Carters moved to Prescott in 1979, where Tim taught American government and introduction to law at Prescott High School, while coaching track, cross country, and the mock trial team. Tim went on to become principal at Prescott High School.

Tim was unanimously appointed as the Yavapai County school superintendent by the board of supervisors effective July 1, 2005. He ran successfully for the position in 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2016. He is currently a candidate for re-election in 2020.

In 2020, the Arizona Rural Schools Association inducted Tim into the ARSA Hall of Fame.