St. John Nottingham Lutheran School is a special place. Founded in 1892 in what was then the tiny little village of Nottingham, Ohio, the Lord has blessed us with 125 continuous years of educational ministry in North East Ohio! I first came to SJN as a wet-behind-the-ears teacher 17 years ago, and this is more than just a school to me. It's where I really learned to be a teacher. Oh, I learned the theory and the philosophy and the techniques up at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, but it was here, in the classrooms of St John Nottingham that I learned how to teach, that I learned how to put students first, that I learned how to faithfully and carefully cultivate education in each individual student, regardless of what level they might be on. It's where I learned how to roll up my sleeves and get to work serving the Lord and His children. SJN is my home.
I take my role now as Principal very, very seriously. My job is to make sure that every teacher has the resources, support, and training they need to do their job, and that every student likewise has the resources, support, and opportunities to grow, learn, and excel. When you send your child to SJN, you can be absolutely confident that every moment of my, and my staff's time, here at school will be dedicated to just that. (And quite a bit of their time at home, too! Teaching is not a 9-to-5 job, and that's another thing I learned at SJN.)
We have truly been blessed here at St. John Nottingham, and I encourage you to come and visit us and see what 125 years of dedicated Christian education looks like up close. Call us at the office and set up an appointment for a tour! (216-531-8204) But hurry, classes are filling up even as you read this!
Serving you in His name,
David T. Peck, Principal