Mr. Mychal Thom was called to Concordia in 2012 as the 10th principal of the high school. In 2016, he assumed the role of Head of School. He previously served as the Head of School for Lutheran High North in Houston, Texas.
Attending Oakland University on a full academic and full basketball scholarship, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2000.
In the athletic arena, he earned the award for the top student-athlete in the Mid-Continent Conference, and also was captain of the team that won the inaugural league championship for Oakland University’s men’s basketball team. As a result of his efforts at Oakland, he earned the Wilson Award, an honor given to the student who has made the most outstanding contribution to the university through scholarship and leadership. He then was awarded a full scholarship to pursue his master’s degree at Oakland, which he earned in 2004.
Thom has taught at the high school and college levels as well as coaching and serving as an assistant athletic director. In addition, Thom was a professional speaker for Making It Count Inc., traveling to high schools to speak to students about making good decisions regarding college.
After just one year of teaching at the community college level, Thom was hired to be the principal for St. John Lutheran School in Rochester, Mich. While serving as principal, he earned his Colloquy from Concordia University at Ann Arbor in 2009.
In the spring of 2009, Thom was called to be the Head of School for Lutheran High North. After three years of service in Houston, he was called to be the principal at Concordia.
Thom also currently serves as the chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools and also serves on the faculty for the Van Lunen Center Christian Executive Management program.