Worthington Christian Schools and the Forward.Together. campaign are pleased to announce that the new high school building will be named the Tom Anglea High School. Tom served as our high school principal for 18 years until his passing in 2012 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Few people, if any, have had as much influence on Worthington Christian and its students as Tom. He was a man of tremendous love for God and people, and he wholly dedicated himself to the mission of WCS.
“Tom loved Worthington Christian because he understood our culture’s need for minds shaped to think biblically about the issues confronting our world. Tom’s value to Worthington Christian Schools cannot be overstated. It was his leadership that molded the high school into what it is today. I recently read James Strong’s “Qualities of Effective Principals.” His section on School Climate could have had a picture of Tom at the top because he embodied all the qualities Strong recommended for establishing an effective school culture including:
• Creating an effective school culture for learning;
• Selecting, supporting and retaining a high-quality faculty;
• Building a foundation for organizational management;
• Creating, maintaining, and strengthening community relationships; and
• Understanding his role in students achievement.
Tom was committed to being the best principal he could be because he knew it was his calling.”
As those who knew Tom could attest, he faithfully fulfilled that calling until the very end. It is altogether proper and fitting that the new WCS high school should bear his name. Now we stand in the position to continue the calling given to WCS not only for our children and grandchildren but also for future generations. Let’s move Forward. Together.