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Mr. Edward R. Thomas

Greetings and thank you for visiting my page. I have been in education since 2004. Newly out of Florida A & M University with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Education, I began my educational career in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida at Palm Beach Gardens High School. After a rewarding yet brief stint in Florida teaching Theatre and Reading, I was led to South Paulding High School where I continued my educational and professional growth. I am a proud "ground breaker" of South Paulding High School and have been here since it opened its doors to the youth of Paulding County in 2006. I enjoyed multiple years of teaching 9th Grade Literature and coaching basketball. During this time I acquired my Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. I have been able to serve as an administrator here since 2012. I have been blessed with the opportunity and the responsibility to make a positive impact on SPHS and the surrounding community now in the role of Principal. In addition to my South Paulding family, is my wonderful wife and biggest supporter Cassandra. When not at South we enjoy traveling, socializing with King, our dog, and spending time with family. Education has opened many doors for me and has been a bridge to a plethora of destinations. My hope and passion is to build as many bridges as I can to help those that walk through South Paulding's doors reach their own meaning and expectations of success.