Dr. Tim's Blog

Thoughts about leadership, education, and life in Catholic schools.

About Dr. Uhl

Dr. Tim Uhl serves as the superintendent of Catholic Schools for Montana, serving 23 schools, 3900+ students, and two dioceses (Helena and Great Falls-Billings).  He has previously served as the principal of Holy Rosary Regional School in Tacoma and Catholic High School in New Iberia, Louisiana.  He is the founder of “Catholic School Matters,” a podcast about Catholic Schools.  He publishes a Montana Catholic Schools website full of great resources and a weekly newsletter “Catholic School Matters” with great information, too.


  • 2019 “Brainpower Connection” Keynote in San Antonio: “Hope & Trauma: The Experience of Lay Catholics”
  • 2019 ICSL Workshop: “Finding Your Moral Compass: Leadership Scenarios”
  • 2019 University of Dayton’s Catholic Education Summit: Keynote Address
  • 2019 NCEA Convention: “Leadership in an Age of Missionary Discipleship”
  • 2019 Diocesan Summit: “How to Revitalize the Catholic Church”
  • 2019 Guam Professional Development: “Boards of Limited Jurisdiction”
  • 2018 Montana Catholic Schools Retreat: “Joy of the Gospel”
  • 2018 Shreveport Professional Development: “Boards of Limited Jurisdiction”
  • 2018 Diocese of Helena Leadership Camp: “Joy of the Gospel”
  • 2018 ACE Remick Lecture: “Learning from Mistakes”
  • 2018 Cedar Valley Catholic Schools: Administrative Retreat
  • 2018 NCEA Convention: “Podcasting 102”
  • 2018 University of Dayton CLIP: “Innovation in Catholic Education”
  • 2017 CLS Meeting: “Principal Formation Model”
  • 2017 NCEA Convention: “Merging Three Schools”
  • 2016 Diocese of Wheeling Catholic Teacher Days: “Catholic School Communication”
  • 2016 NCEA Convention: “Using MAP Testing in Montana Schools”
  • 2014 NCEA Convention: “Implementing Two-Way Immersion”
  • 2013 NCEA Convention: “Turning Around a School”
  • 2007 NCEA Convention: “First Year Trials of a New Administrator”
  • 2005 NCEA Convention: “Pop Culture Primer”


  1. ACE blog post about Dr. Uhl’s work with the Reform Leaders Summit (Feb 2019)
  2. NCR article “Montana’s Catholic Schools Strive to Keep Native American Cultural Relevance” March 25, 2019
  3. Guam Post article about Dr. Uhl’s work at Dominican and Santa Barbara Catholic School (Feb 2019)
  4. January 25th America article which includes quotes from Dr. Uhl entitled “The Era of the Parochial School is Over
  5. Formation Model for Catholic School Leaders: Results from a National Survey” Summer 2018 Momentum
  6. NCR “In Conversations” podcast interview with Dr. Uhl dropped on Feb 2, 2018
  7. NCR article about Dr. Uhl and the Catholic School Matters podcast Feb 2018
  8. Winter 2018 Momentum article about Effective Evaluations
  9. Dr. Uhl’s article in Fall 2017 Momentum about Effective Interview Questions
  10. NCEA & Dr. Uhl announce partnership for “Catholic School Matters”
  11. Summer 2017 Momentum article with Dr. Raul Escarpio entitled “The Intersection Between Serving Hispanic Students and Exceptional Learners”
  12. “American Educator Releases New Podcast About Catholic Education” in the CCSTA (Canadian Catholic Schools Trustee Association” newsletter
  13. Fall 2016 Momentum (NCEA’s publication) profile on pp. 14-15
  14. Feb 25, 2016 Op-Ed in Billings Gazette “Catholic Schools Serve Students With Diverse Needs”
  15. Sep 2014 article “New Montana Superintendent of Catholic Schools Makes His Rounds Around the State”
  16. July 2014 article “Helena Diocese names new superintendent of schools”

Tacoma Articles:

  1. “Called to Catholic Education” article in NW Catholic about Dr. Uhl at Holy Rosary Regional School-Juan Diego Academy.
  2. ACE article in 2015 chronicles the Dual Language Journey of Holy Rosary Regional School.

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