From Our Principal
As the new Principal of St. Thomas More School, it is a honor to become a member of this faith based learning community. I am looking forward to upcoming opportunities for interactions with parents, faculty, and students. I have had the good fortune of forming wonderful relationships with Father Mike and Mrs. Bickel. From our conversations, it is clear there is a collegial partnership between all stakeholders to provide the best possible religious and academic experience for our students. I look forward to nurturing these relationships and working with the administration and faculty providing a strong religious foundation and a world-class education for each St. Thomas More child.
As for myself, I received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Secondary Administration/Supervision from Ball State University. I began my teaching career at Gavit Jr/Sr High School in Hammond. After 17 years as a classroom teacher I assumed the position of middle school principal and later the high school principal serving the School City of Whiting for the past 20 years.
I believe that collaboration between school and home is the key to our childrens' success. I look forward to becoming acquainted with the St. Thomas More family. As the school year begins I will spend time visiting classrooms and getting to know the students. Additionally, I would like to spend time with our student's parents/guardians. I will be hosting a “Meet the Principal”event before the beginning of school. This will be an opportunity for me to formally introduce myself and address questions or concerns you may have.
It is my prayer that together, we continue to work together to provide challenging learning opportunities and engaging experiences to inspire greatness within each child. I am confident, that together, we can continue to make St. Thomas More School a great place for our students to learn and grow.
We can do all things through Christ,
Jay L. Harker