Thomas Lashley, Principal
about 1 year ago
- Born September 23, 1967
- Been an educator for over 25 years
- Graduated from Suwannee High School in 1985
- Graduated with a pre-med degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia in 1990 (Biology major, chemistry minor)
- Graduated from Valdosta State University in 1996 with a Master’s in Educational Leadership
- Taught High School Science from 1990-1997. Coached baseball, softball and football during that time.
- Successful college baseball player (all 4 years)
- Have had two suspense novels published
- Began school administration career in 1997
- 4 children (Connor, Ellen, Madelyn, and Edward)
- Curriculum design was focus area of Master’s. Have worked in that arena much during my career.
- Curriculum Director, Principal, District Director of Non Instructional Personnel, and Asst. Principal
- Superintendant Of Schools in two States (Montana and Florida)
- West Side Team Lead for Differentiated Accountability Region 2 (worked closely with all schools in Columbia County for School Improvement) for the Florida Dept. of Education.
- Owned two Sylvan Learning Centers (Live Oak and Lake City) from 2005 to 2012. Was one of the largest NCLB tutoring vendors in North Florida, serving 5 counties, including Columbia. During that period the two Sylvan centers served over 2000 total students (public and private combined).
- Hobbies include writing, reading, cooking, hunting, fishing and coaching ball.