Linda Crosthwait – Principal

I have dedicated myself to the field of education for almost thirty years. In that time, I have worked with a variety of students, staff and families from various backgrounds ranging in age from Pre-K through 8th grade. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of St. Mary and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Kansas. My first thirteen years as a teacher were in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas at Saint Patrick and Ascension Catholic Schools. For the past fourteen years I have served as a middle school principal and district administrator in the Blue Valley school district.

My leadership style is one that values the contributions of its members, encourages shared responsibilities and prioritizes service to others. I believe in the role of servant leadership, and strive to put the needs of my students, families, teachers and Church community above my own. My husband, Mike, and I are lifelong Kansas City area residents. We are proud members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa. We have three grown children, Chris, Megan & Jodee, who bring us endless joy along with their spouses and our four grandbabies, Lucy, Vivian, Beau, and Rory.

My commitment to you is to prioritize all members of the Saint Thomas More community, to walk in my faith daily, to honor your traditions and to continue on the path of greatness that has been paved through the unwavering commitment and dedication of all of you. I look forward to working with you as a team to inspire each student at Saint Thomas More School to ACT justly, LOVE tenderly and WALK humbly.

Our Mission is to provide a welcoming, inclusive and loving community by proclaiming and living God’s Word through worship, education, and social justice.