Bill Harp, Ward 5

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Term Currently Serving

November 2017 – November 2023

Map of Ward 5 (PDF)


Texas A&M Commerce Masters of Education - 2001
East Texas State University Bachelors of Science - 1987
Corsicana High School - 1982


Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) Executive Board of Directors June 2010 – June 2014
TASSP Nominating Committee Chairman - 2009 & 2010
TASSP Scholarship Committee - 2009
TASSP Legislative Committee 2006 – 2009
TASSP Instructional Leadership Committee 2004 - 2006
Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (member) 2014 - 2017

Civic Involvement

Administrative Board and Staff-Parish Relations Committee Naples First United Methodist Church 2002-2008
Staff Parish Relations Board Williams Memorial United Methodist Church Texarkana 2013 - 2016
Leadership Texarkana Executive Board of Directors 2012 -present
Leadership Texarkana Executive Board Officer 2015 - 2017
Today’s Youth Tomorrow’s Leaders Director 2012 - 2014
Texas A&M-Texarkana Eagle Club Board of Directors 2011 - 2017

Personal Information

Mr. Harp has been married for 32 years to Kathy Ann Harp who retired from her 34-year Texas public education career in July 2018. Currently, Bill is starting his 12th year at Pleasant Grove ISD where he is the Director of School Services and in his 34th year in public education in Texas.

Kathy and Bill have been residents of Texarkana and Ward 5 since July 2008 when they accepted professional educator positions with Pleasant Grove ISD. They have two children - Nicholas who works with the Gregg County Sheriff’s Dept. in Longview, Texas, and Hayley who has finished coursework at the University of Pittsburgh where she completed her Masters of Science in Sports & Rehabilitative Medicine in July 2020. 

Bill Harp