From Our Principal


Welcome to our St. Thomas More School Homepage! This site is designed to serve the current school community as well as provide information for newcomers who would like to learn more about St. Thomas More School. I invite you to come and visit our school where, as a Family, we "Make Jesus known and loved." St. Thomas More is a parochial school for children in Pre-School through grade eight. The school has a long standing reputation for excellence in academics and a caring, family environment which facilitates learning and the child's spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth.

I am Chet Nordyke, the Principal of St. Thomas More School. The youngest of six boys, I live in Munster, Indiana, and am a parishioner at St. Thomas More Church, in Munster. I graduated from St. Joseph College with a degree in Theology and Education. My Master's Degree, in Education and School Administration, is from Indiana University.

During the past 30+ years, I have taught at the elementary level, served as administrator at the elementary level, taught high school and served as a high school administrator, and taught theology at the college level. I have taught, and have served as an administrator in Nevada, Illinois as well as Indiana.

This is my second time serving the St. Thomas More Community. During the years 1977-1985 I taught Jr. High Religion, served as Director of Religious Education and in school administration. I am very happy to, once again, be "home."

At St. Thomas More School, we Teach the message of Jesus, Live the message of Jesus, and SHOW the meaning of Jesus' message in our lives.

We believe that students learn best when they are fully involved in diversified, student-centered learning activities. Educational experiences and instruction, therefore, are geared toward the perceived needs, backgrounds, and learning styles of students ... so that EVERY child is enabled to learn and pursue excellence.

I thank you for taking the time to visit our Homepage, and personally invite you to visit our St. Thomas More Catholic Educational Community! God Love You!

If you wish, you may email me.


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