Dr. Geoffrey M. Thomas
Superintendent of Madison School District 321
Since his appointment by the Board of Trustees as Superintendent of Madison School District 321 on July 1, 2001, Dr. Geoffrey M. Thomas has been instrumental in promoting increased academic achievement and providing improved facilities for children.
Rexburg has seen significant growth during his tenure - Dr. Thomas has successfully planned for the influx of over 1,500 new students over sixteen years. Thomas has overseen the construction, remodeling and expansion of several schools, including a new high school, two new elementary schools and an alternative middle school. He has also developed and maintained positive relationships with business and community leaders, including strong ties with Brigham Young University Idaho.
Under his leadership, Madison is consistently among the top five Idaho school districts in academic student achievement. Madison is a state leader in offering Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses, pre and after school programs, providing ever expanding opportunities for gifted and special needs children, and boasting the best fine arts offerings statewide.
Dr. Thomas is active in state professional organizations serving as the President of the Idaho Association of School Administrators (IASA) from 2011-2012, President of the Idaho Superintendent Association (ISSA) 2009-2010 and held the post of President of the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) from 2006-2007.
Dr. Thomas was requested to serve on Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's Blue Ribbon Plant Facility Task Force and Idaho Task Force on Education by Govenor Otter. He is the author of numerous professional articles and has presented at state and national education conferences. In 2015 Dr. Thomas was named "Idaho Superintendent of the Year."
He graduated from Utah State University with a BA degree in History and a MA in Political Science. Dr. Thomas also holds an Education Specialist and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Idaho State University.
Growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin taught him the principles of hard work and responsibility. Dr. Thomas began a seven-year classroom teaching career at Carbon and Box Elder High Schools in Utah, where he taught US and World History, Geography, AP US and Comparative Government. Prior to his appointment in Madison, he served as Assistant Principal and Assistant Superintendent in the Idaho Falls and Bonneville school districts.
Dr. Thomas, his wife Janalee reside in Rexburg and have five children and three grandchildren. His hobbies include reading, watching movies and spending time with his family. His favorite sports are football and basketball. He also enjoys hiking and trying to improve his marginal golf skills.
Contact Information: GMT@msd321.com
Phone Number: 208-359-3300