Southern Wake Academy

Contact Us

(919) 567-9955

School Hours
Monday-Friday
7:30am-2:30pm

Class Hours
Monday-Friday
8:15am-2:00pm

Role: Principal

Dave Thomas, Principal of Southern Wake Academy since 2014, holds a Master of School Administration Degree from UNC Chapel Hill, where he also received his principal’s licensure. He also holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Work from Appalachian State University. Before joining the SWA administration, Mr. Thomas taught PE/Health as well as electives and received the Teacher-of-the-Year Award in 2008. He also was the former athletic director and men’s basketball coach. He served a number of administrative roles at Southern Wake Academy, including Dean of Students. He served as Assistant Camp Director at Camp Caswell for nine years during the summer. Mr. Thomas is from Old Fort, NC. He has lived in Wake County since 1998 and now resides in Raleigh. His hobbies are working out, playing sports, being a Tar Heel fanatic, and public speaking.

Email – dthomas@swake.org

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