Dr. Tim Phares Named CHS Principal

Carmel Clay Schools is pleased to name Dr. Tim Phares as the next principal of Carmel High School for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. 

During his 22 years in Carmel Clay Schools, Dr. Phares has gained a comprehensive background as an educator and administrator. He began his career as a kindergarten teacher at Orchard Park Elementary before serving as the assistant principal at Prairie Trace Elementary, then principal at Orchard Park and Towne Meadow. 

As the current principal for Creekside Middle School, Dr. Phares has demonstrated his ability to lead and dedication to growth and achievement. Last year, the Indiana Association of School Principals recognized Dr. Phares as the District 5 Middle School Principal of the Year for his professional accomplishments, qualifications, and leadership. 

“Dr. Phares rose to the top of a very competitive pool of applicants,” remarked Superintendent Dr. Beresford. “We are fortunate to have an administrator of his talent, experience, heart, and character as the next principal of Carmel High School. In every step along his leadership journey, he has continued the tradition of excellence in the schools he has served and worked collaboratively to continually find ways to get better. We are excited to have Dr. Phares as our top dog of the Greyhound Nation.”

Dr. Phares is a longtime Carmel resident with four children who currently attend Carmel Clay Schools. Whether supporting his kids or school family, he can usually be found near a sports field, performing stage, or operating the grill for the Phares crew or Creekside staff!

“I am honored and humbled to be the next principal at Carmel High School and look forward to building upon the long-standing history of excellence at CHS,” said Dr. Phares. “Throughout my 22 years in Carmel Clay Schools, I have been fortunate to work alongside outstanding educators, supportive families, and most importantly, extremely talented and hardworking students. I am so appreciative of the lasting relationships I have built over the years and am eager to create new ones with the staff and students at Carmel High School. I am confident we will achieve great things working together. Go Hounds!”

Dr. Phares received his BS in Education (Elementary Education) from Indiana Wesleyan; MS in Education (Educational Administration & Supervision) from Ball State University; Ed.S. (Education Specialist) from Ball State University; and Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) from Ball State University. 

Pending board approval, Dr. Phares will begin on July 1, 2022. The Creekside Middle School principal position will be posted immediately for the 2022-2023 school year.