Jeff Thomas: Principal
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Jeff started his teaching career at South Royalton School in 1992 - 2011.  He has taught at the American Cooperative School of Tunisia, Tunbridge, Woodstock, and Hartford.  He has had many different roles from teaching Algebra, Health, Physical Education, Wellness, Athletic Director, Dean of Students, Coaching, and Independent Learning Center.  He graduated from VTC, Johnson State College, and received his Masters from SNHU.  He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, and sometimes golf.  He can be reached at


Welcome to the White River Valley High School and to our new website. As your new principal -as of July 2022- I am thrilled to be returning to the school where I started my teaching career many years ago and look forward to sharing this great community with you!

My goals are for every student to be excited about coming to school and to find opportunities to learn and grow through our many offerings. At WRVHS we celebrate the diversity of our educational offerings from a wide array of traditional education courses and our work-school cooperatives, to our flexible pathways program for individual educational designs and our diverse and inclusive activities. Let our team create a program that will give your student the skills, experiences, and knowledge to move to the next stage in life.

I am always delighted to meet students, parents and community members alike, and am looking forward to a successful and prosperous 2022-2023 school year. Please reach out to me at any time with questions, concerns or ideas you may have to improve our school experience.

Go Wildcats!

Jeff Thomas

Principal - WRVHS