Division for Instruction AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES - BiO
Alicia H. thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Superintendent/Chief Instructional Officer
8961 Tesoro Drive
Alicia H. Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Associate Superintendent and Chief Instructional Officer for North East ISD. Dr. Thomas received her B.A. and M.Ed. from Trinity University and her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin where she was a Fellow in the Cooperative Superintendency Program.
Dr. Thomas began her career as a teacher in the Edgewood ISD, and later taught at Camelot, Harmony Hills, and Larkspur Elementary Schools in the North East ISD. During the 1981-1982 school year, she served as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent under former Superintendent Ed L. West. In 1982, Dr. Thomas was appointed Assistant Principal of Woodstone Elementary School where she served for five years before being named Principal for Windcrest Elementary School. In 1988, Dr. Thomas was appointed Principal of Jackson-Keller Elementary School with the opportunity to re-open the previously closed school and create a partnership with the School of Education at Trinity University. Under her leadership, Jackson-Keller served as a model school for Trinity’s Interns in Teaching. Working together with Trinity University, Superintendent Dr. Richard Middleton and Dr. Thomas developed a connection with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and for this work, she received the national Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education in 1994.
In 1996, Dr. Thomas was selected to design and lead preparation and training for all North East principals, and had the opportunity to create the Research department for North East. In 2001, she was appointed to her current position as Associate Superintendent. For ten years, Dr. Thomas has also been an adjunct professor in the Tomorrow’s Leaders Masters in School Administration Program at Trinity University, and she has recently been named an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at Austin with the assignment of mentoring doctoral students in the Cooperative Superintendency Program.
Dr. Thomas and her husband, Ron, have two sons and three grandchildren. Her office is on the sixth floor of the North East Education Center, Suite 602. She may be contacted through her administrative assistant, Rosa Lopez, at 407-0545.