Thomas A. Wilson
After dedicating 36 years to educational excellence in Georgia, Mr. Wilson returned to his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina to serve as Superintendent of Anderson School District Five. As the system leader, he plans to build upon a tradition of excellence in the academics, athletics, and the arts.
Prior to returning to Anderson, Mr. Wilson served as Director of Governmental Affairs for the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE). In that role he served as the primary liaison between the GADOE and the Georgia General Assembly, business community, and various educational organizations. While at the GADOE, he was also named Associate Superintendent for Standards-Based Learning, where he helped implement the Georgia Performance Standards and supported Career, Technical and Agricultural Education in public schools across the state.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wilson served as Superintendent of Buford City Schools and Carrollton City Schools and also as a principal and assistant principal at the middle and high school levels. He also taught high school social studies.
Mr. Wilson earned a M. Ed. and an Ed. S. in Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate work at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. He remains active in civic and community affairs and is devoted to educational success at all levels. His wife, Mary Gwen, is a retired school guidance counselor. They have two sons and three grandchildren.