Mr. Samuel Tharpe is a retired School Principal of 30 years and has over 45 years of experience in the field of education.  He is the founding CEO of the PUPIL Foundation and serves on seven other boards in the Pomona area.  Mr. Tharpe received his B.A. from San Diego State College and his Masters at U.C. Riverside.  He is a lifelong Pomona resident for 42 years, and has 7 children and 5 grandchildren.  His passion is and always will be enhancement of the education experience for all students in Pomona.