Gainesville ISD has selected Gainesville High School alumni Alvin Thomas as the new Director of Transportation.
Thomas, a 2002 graduate of GHS, has been a Special Education teacher and bus driver at Gainesville High School for the past three years, and has been in education for a total of 14 years, working with all levels of students from PK-12. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a master’s degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
“It is great honor and pleasure to become the Director of Transportation for GISD,” Thomas said. “It has always been a dream of mine to come and give back to the community that helped me grow as a student. I want to make a positive difference.
“As Robert Bennett once said, ‘Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world’. Go Leopards!”
The Director of Transportation is the supervisor for 34 bus drivers and monitors and is responsible for managing a fleet of 29 passenger buses, 4 additional passenger vehicles, and 21 district vehicles. The passenger buses transport approximately 1,200 students daily.