Al Thomas, former Chelmsford High Principal and current member of the Chelmsford School Committee, will be one of three parade marshals in the July 4 celebration. Here is some more information and a personal profile of Al Thomas.
Wife: Judith L. Thomas
Son: Damon A. Thomas. He is married to Danielle Coddington of Coral Springs, FL.
Daughter: Lauren J. Thomas-Paquin. She is married to Daniel Thomas-Paquin of Shutesbury, MA
Grandchildren: Aidan Elizabeth Thomas-Paquin, Shae Katherine Thomas-Paquin, Ty Daniel Thomas-Paquin, Gabriella Marie Thomas
Education: Thomas went to high school at Middleboro Memorial High School, and received a B.S. from Springfield College, an M. Ed from Tufts University, C.A.G.S. from Boston University and performed additional graduate work at UMass Lowell.
Involvement: He served for 40 years in public education, at Chelmsford Schools from 1972 to 2009. He served as a teacher, coach, advisor, department head, dean, and principal.
Thomas is currently serving his first term on the Chelmsford School Committee. He has been a Town Meeting Representative from Precinct 5 since 1989. He is a current board member of the Rotary Club of Chelmsford, and was president of that club in 2009-2010. He has also been a board member of the Chelmsford High School, Alumni Association since 1994.
Thomas is currently a member of the Chelmsford Swim and Tennis Club, as he is a former manager and swimming coach for 20 Years. He is a member and lector at All Saints Episcopal Church and is a former vestry member.
Thomas is a former Chelmsford Youth Soccer and Chelmsford Church League basketball coach.
- Chelmsford "Rotarian of the Year" 2009-2010, 2010-2011
- Chelmsford High School Alumni Association's Hall of Fame - 2012
- Eastern Massachusetts Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame
- EMISCA's Jack McDonald Award for service to high school swimming
- Eagle Scout