Meet the Principal

  • Mr. Theodore Bickley Jr., Principal of Thoreau Park Elementary
    Hello Thoreau Park! I am excited and honored to begin the upcoming school year as your new Principal.

    I have spent the last 6 years as Deputy Principal of Parma Senior High School and 4 years prior to that as an Assistant Principal in North Carolina. My wife is a proud Normandy alum and we are parents to 3 elementary-aged children (10, 8, and 6).

    As an educator, I have the following beliefs that will guide all of our decisions and teaching at Thoreau Park.
    - Children naturally have an internal desire to learn and our job is to encourage and facilitate that learning.
    - Every child has gifts and talents. Our job is to bring those talents out and help them grow.
    - All staff are here because they have the best interests of children at heart and work to provide a quality education.
    - All parents want a better life for their children than they had for themselves.

    I am looking forward to meeting everyone and continuing to make Thoreau Park Elementary a place where learning, community, and fun are a daily event.