75 N. Pace Blvd   Pensacola, FL 32505          (850) 469-6130     e-mail    mthomas@escambia.k12.fl.us

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Experience and Education


  • Superintendent of Schools

  • Director, Evaluation Services   

  • Coordinator, Program Planning

  • Educational Data Specialist 

  • Educational Staffing Specialist

  • Department Head for Exceptional Student Education  

  • Teacher

  • 39 years educational experience

OTHER EXPERIENCE (Prior to Becoming a Teacher)

  • Home Builder

  • United States Army, Honorable Discharge, served with 101st Airborne Division


  • M. A. Degree                        University of West Florida

  • B. A. Degree                         University of West Florida

  • High School Diploma          Tate High School


2019 Florida Superintendent of the Year
2018 Freedom Foundation Award Winner
2017 Law Day Liberty Bell Award winner
2016 - 2017 President, Florida Association of District School Superintendents
2015 Champion District Superintendent, Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools
2013 Church Women United of Pensacola - 2013 Human Rights Honoree
2013 - 2015 Autism Pensacola - Board of Directors
2013 God in Government Award
2013 - present Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Board member
2012 - 2017 United Way of Escambia - Board of Directors
2011 Star Superintendent Award, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
2010 Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sports – Presidential Award
2008 – present BRACE (Be Ready Alliance for Coordinating Emergencies) Board of Directors
2008 – present Member Pensacola Rotary (Downtown)
2008 Elected Escambia County Superintendent of Schools
2006 Escambia Association of Administrators in Education – Member of the Year
2000 Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on Local Advocacy Committee (LAC)
1996 Appointed by the Governor Lawton Chiles to serve on the local Human Rights Advocacy Committee (HRAC)
1992 Optimist of the Year (Optimist International) Ensley Optimist Club
1986 George Washington Educator Medal (National Freedom Foundation Award)
1985 Panhandle Region Teacher of the Year (finalist for Florida Teacher of the Year)
1985 Escambia County Teacher of the Year
1984 Tate High School Teacher of the Year
1971 Tate High School Student Government President
1970 Youth delegate to Paris Peace Talks to discuss POW-MIA (Pensacola Nine)


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Last Updated: 10/20/2010