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Principal's Message

Dear Students and Parents,

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to you as the incoming Principal of Saint Thomas Elementary School. It is truly an honor to become a member of the Saint Thomas family and school community. As a proud parent of two Tuscarora School District elementary students, I take great pride in the physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development of your child. I am eager to partner with you to ensure the success of your children this school year and in the years to come.

The 2021-2022 school year will mark my 21st year working as an educator in the Tuscarora School District. In my first seventeen years, I taught middle school science, and most recently, I served as the high school Assistant Principal. I’ve enjoyed additional roles within the local community over the years including serving on different committees, coaching basketball, and youth baseball. My wife Jenn, and our two sons, Trey (10) and Beau (7), reside in Mercersburg, PA. 

The vision of the Tuscarora School District is to empower ALL learners for their unlimited next! The elementary years play a critical role in creating a pathway for our students in achieving their goals upon graduating high school, whether they choose to continue their education or begin a post-secondary career. The teachers, staff members, and I are committed to ensuring that every student receives the necessary support at Saint Thomas Elementary School to achieve their unlimited next. We view our parents and guardians as important members of the school team who will support our students, as they work towards their goals beyond high school. 

I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve as your principal. I look forward to working with you to ensure we have a successful school year at Saint Thomas Elementary. Clear and consistent communication between the principal, teachers, and parents will play a critical role in the success of our students, as well as our ability to work together as a team. I invite you to call or visit with me anytime you have a question. My door is always open. I can be reached by email at or by phone at 717-369-3123 ext. 2700.

The faculty and staff of Saint Thomas all look forward to seeing our students at the start of the new school year! Enjoy the rest of your summer. 

With Tiger Pride,

Tom Bradley


Saint Thomas Elementary