Our Principal

  • Greetings from Niceta Thomas, Principal

    I am a 16 year educator of Saint Paul Public Schools. I am very honored and excited to begin my journey as Principal of Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary. In my 16 years with SPPS, I have taught regular and special education, been a teacher coach, and an administrative intern. Before transitioning into my role as Principal, I was the Special Education Supervisor for High Schools.

    I am a proud graduate of Xavier University in Louisiana, where I received her B.S. degree in Psychology. I earned my teaching credentials from University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, and my Administrative license from Mankato State University. I am currently working on receiving my Director of Special Education license from the University of St. Thomas.

    I call Saint Paul home. I am a 1995 graduate of Harding High School. I was raised on the east side where I still live with my husband and three children.

    As you explore our website keep in mind that its purpose is to provide you a snap shot view of the great scholars, talented staff and academic instruction offered at Obama Elementary. For a more personal contact, I encourage you to call our school and set a time to tour.