Thomas Whittle

Profile Updated: February 8, 2020
Class Year: 1966
Residing In: Fort Buchanan, PR USA
Spouse/Partner: Kristina
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Occupation: Principal of Antilles High School
Children: Hannah and Tomalyn
Military Service: Army (26) years  
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I have written a book on school leadership. The title is Accreditation A Hands On Approach for Principals: ISBN 1424176646. I served 26 years in the military two tours in Vietnam and 16 years in Germany. I can say that East End prepared me to meet the world. The view of myself and the critical thinking process has served me well. Mr. Hudson and Mr. Moss allowed me to solve problems by asking me leading questions and I used this process throughout my career. Ms. Simmons gave me a love of words that has made my life richer because of the drive to always debate an issue with words and not a violent means. I will always be grateful to her for he patience and demand for excellence. I have traveled the world from Poland to South East Asia but my soul will always be in Mecklenburg because of humble beginning. Those of you who read these words from a farm boy who grew up on highway 635 in North View please be blessed.

School Story:

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — July 16, 2013 — Dr. Elizabeth Middlemiss, Interim Director for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)-Cuba, announced today that Dr. Thomas Whittle has been named principal of Antilles High School, at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Originally from Mecklenburg, Va., Dr. Whittle most recently served as a mentoring principal, a position he held at eight high schools within the Washington, D.C. public school system, including a stint from 2006-2009. From 2010 to 2012 he was principal of H.D. Woodson High School, Washington D.C. He got his start in education as a teacher at Nottoway High School, in Nottoway, Va.

"Dr. Thomas Whittle has a combination of school leadership, classroom experience and a military career that is successful as well as unique," said Mr. Michael Gould, New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District Superintendent. "His experience and skill set are a strong match with the plans and goals for Antilles High School.

"Dr. Whittle earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree, in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., and a Master's Degree in Education, from Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va., certification in Administration and Supervision, also from Virginia State; a Master's Degree in Divinity from Virginia Union University, in Richmond, Va., and a Doctorate in Education and Administration from Virginia State. He retired in 1992 from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant Major following 26 years of service.

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I served 26 years in the military with two tours in Vietnam 1968 to 1970; I spent 16 years of my military career in Germany in various locations. Over the course of my education journey I have two master’s degrees one from VUU and one from VSU; I hold a certification in Administration and Supervision from VSU along with a doctorate. I was a member of the second cohort of doctorate students at VSU. I have published a book: Accreditation a Hands on Approach for Principals. I have visited 47 different countries and I speak four different languages. I plan on retiring in 2017 and go fishing.

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