Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr.

Phone: 708-225-4020


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr.

Superintendent, Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham Jr.

We are very enthusiastic and eager to have our students learning again with their teachers! The Coronavirus Pandemic, also known as the COVID-19, has changed the standard district school environment. However, District 205 is up for the challenge. The District 205 School Board, administration leaders, and teachers are working diligently to adjust to those changes. My objective is to ensure that District 205 has the resources to continue the academic success for our students to earn a quality education in a safe learning environment. This is our commitment! Especially for our students and their families.

“Educating our students is our top priority.” The Covid-19 Pandemic will bring challenges to our school year, unlike ever before. However, I am confident we will meet and overcome these challenges with strength, determination, perseverance, innovation, and adaptability. Our desire and goal were to be in the classroom, but I am committed to ensuring the safety of our students and teachers. Our Back-to-School Remote Learning model will academically challenge and bring a more rigor and accountability support system to our students. Welcome Back!

If you have questions not addressed, please contact your school’s principal or the District Office. 

District 205 Principals

School Name Principal Name Office Number Email
Thornridge High School Principal Dr. Justin Moore (708) 271-4411
Thornwood High School Principal Mr. Don Holmes (708) 339-7800
Thornton High School Principal Dr. Tony Ratliff (708) 225-4109
District 205 Administration Office (708) 225-4000

Superintendent's Staff