Meet the Principal

Franko James Franko, Principal of Thoreau Park Elementary
Mr. Franko has worked in the Parma City Schools as a kindergarten, first grade and Title One Teacher as well as a soccer coach. For the past two years he served as the Administrative Intern at the elementary and middle school levels. Outside of administrative responsibilities, Mr. Franko is an active member of the Parma City Schools Educational Foundation. Mr. Franko and his wife Alyssa are the proud parents of two sons, two year old Liam, and newly born (April 21) Mason. Mr. Franko, a 1998 graduate of Parma Senior High, summed up his feelings about his new job. “I feel honored to have been chosen as the next principal at Thoreau Park Elementary. Growing up and going to school in the community, I am excited to be able to give back to a place that means so much to me. I am really looking forward to next year and working with students, staff, and families of Thoreau Park.”