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Mrs. Sara Bitter

President

Sara Bitter has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She is also a Law Trainee Graduate of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Bitter has lived in the Sycamore School District for 15 years and is a parent to two Sycamore students. She has been an active volunteer in her children's schools and has served on numerous community boards. She was elected to the Sycamore Board of Education in November 2021. Current term: 2022-2025.

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Mr. Victor Harris

Vice President

Victor Harris has a Bachelor of Arts in Comprehensive Social Studies Education as well as a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Supervision from Miami University. He taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 33 years at Sycamore Junior High as well as coaching various sports. He and his wife have lived in the Sycamore community since 2004 and both of their children attended Sycamore Schools. After retiring from teaching at Sycamore in June 2023, he took a job teaching intervention at the Seven Hills School. He was elected to the board in November 2023.

Current term: 2024-2027.

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Mr. Paul Balent

Paul Balent is a Global Sales Director for Nalco Water, where he has worked since 1992. Mr. Balent completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University. He and his wife have lived in Montgomery since 2006 and have two daughters who attend Sycamore Community Schools. Mr. Balent was appointed to the Board in May 2015 and elected in November 2015. Current term: 2022-2025.

 

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Dr. Adrienne James

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Dr. Adrienne C. James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wittenberg University, a Master’s degree from Xavier University, and a Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She retired from Sycamore after serving 33 years in the district as a teacher, administrator, and Superintendent. She is currently an educational consultant and executive coach. Dr. James and her husband have lived in the district for 16 years and have 4 grandchildren attending Sycamore Schools. She was elected to the Sycamore Board of Education in November 2023. Current term: 2024-2027.

Current term: 2024-2027

 

 

 

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Dr. Lynne Stieger

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Dr. Lynne Stieger has lived in the Sycamore community since 2013. She has her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, MPH from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. Dr. Stieger was a secondary French teacher in Maryland, New York, and Ohio. She has also taught at the University of Cincinnati and Mt. St. Joseph. She was elected to the Sycamore Board of Education in November 2021. Current term: 2022-2025.