I am extremely ecstatic to be an Alice Drive Middle Hawk. My vision is that the teachers and staff at ADMS will positively impact the lives of all students by encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves, socially and academically.  Here at ADMS, I will work to provide a safe and orderly learning environment that meets the academic, social, and developmental needs of each student, to prepare them to become responsible and productive citizens in the future. 


I am a Sumter native. I graduated from Crestwood High School in 2001 and spent my college years at Winthrop University, where I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in 2005. I earned my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix in 2009, completed my Doctorate of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University in 2018, and shortly thereafter, earned a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education in 2020. 


I started teaching in the district (former Sumter School District Two) in 2010 at Furman Middle School, where I taught 6th grade Social Studies and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math. I served on the School Improvement Council, on the Graduation Committee, as the Positive Discipline Coordinator, Field Trip Coordinator and Intervention Committee Chairperson. Aside from teaching, I coached Varsity Volleyball, Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball, and Track at Lakewood High School.


It is my goal to form positive relationships with the staff at ADMS, the students, and the parents. Feel free to contact me when needed at 775-0821 (ext. 165). 

Hawks RISE!

Dr. Gequana Thomas

Assistant Principal

Alice Drive Middle School

Ph: 803-775-0821 (ext. 131)
Office Hours: 7:30am – 3:30pm