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Tim Foster was born and raised in Onslow County. Commissioner Foster began his public service in the Fall of 1991 when he was hired to teach in the Onslow County School system. Commissioner Foster taught, coached, and served as assistant athletic director in Onslow County from 1991-2004.
In 2004 Commissioner Foster began his administrative career in Onslow County where he served as assistant principal for three years and then principal for 15 years. Commissioner Foster was selected as the 2018 Onslow County Schools Principal of the year. He retired after 31 years with Onslow County Schools in June 2022.
Commissioner Foster received his B.A. in History from University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his Masters in School Administration from East Carolina University.
Married for 32 years to his wife Tashia. Commissioner Foster and his wife are the proud parents of two young men. Cameron, who serves full time with the North Carolina National Guard, married to Shelby, a teacher with Onslow County Schools. Their youngest son Peyton, is a Political Science Major at Campbell University. The Foster family are active members of the Onslow County community.
Commissioner Foster is in his second term and serves on the ONWASA Board of Directors. He has also served on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Albert J. Ellis Airport Advisory.