Deanta Thomas, a graduate of Southern Wayne Senior High School, Dudley, NC, is the music teacher at Mount Olive Middle School. Deanta went on to serve in the U.S. Army as a (92A) Automated Logistical Specialist. After completing his term in the U.S. Army, Deanta earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education, from the University of Mount Olive with a concentration in percussion and voice.
While attending UMO Deanta was the section leader in the Symphonic band, drummer for the Jazz band, bass vocalist for the University Chamber Choir, and performed as the father in the UMO theatre production of “Hansel and Gretel” (Humperdinck, Engelbert). Deanta is an active member of (NAfME) National Association for Music Education.