Greetings Panther Cubs & Families!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year.  This year brings much excitement and likely a few challenges for the Nora school community as we see our beautiful building become transformed into a learning space that will serve our community for decades to come. 

I am Peter Schlifke (you are welcome to call me Mr. S) and this is my 5th year as the Principal at Nora Elementary.  Prior to my arrival, I spent seven years as an Elementary Assistant Principal in a neighboring district and I have been thrilled to return to the district that ignited my passion for education. In addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a father and husband. I hope you will get the opportunity to meet my support team: my wife, Sarah, and our young children, William, Emily, Lucia, and Josef. Likewise, I look forward to meeting with you and your family!

Throughout this year, I want to challenge each and every one of you to think about how you can be more aware and involved in the great things occurring every day at Nora. As the founding father Benjamin Franklin was quoted:

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I may learn.”

It is an honor to be your Principal and to be a part of the Nora family. Please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input and I look forward to celebrating our collective successes.

Working in partnership, we will make 2023-2024 a great school year!


Mr. S