Phone: (513) 686-1770 ext. 3052

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Mr. Taylor Porter

Mr. Taylor Porter became principal of Sycamore High School in 2022. He comes to Sycamore from Cincinnati Public Schools, where he has served as principal of Gamble Montessori High School since 2019. While serving as principal there, he excelled professionally in instructional excellence, community engagement, and curriculum design. The school earned the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Award in 2021, which recognizes schools that strive to reduce environmental impact and costs and improve health and wellness. He led a full curriculum remodel, and was able to grow enrollment by 90%. He has also managed over $17 million in construction projects at Gamble. 

Prior to working for CPS, Mr. Porter was the assistant principal at South High School in Westerville City Schools, excelling in instructional excellence and data-driven instruction. He was able to secure partnerships with local mental health agencies to allow South High to be an exemplar in trauma informed practices in education. 

Mr. Porter has also served as assistant principal of Meadowdale High School in Dayton and principal intern at Middletown High School through the BRIGHT New Leaders for Ohio Schools program. He began his career as a social program specialist for the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, working with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. He also worked as a business analyst for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Families. 

Mr. Porter is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Urban Education Leadership. He has a Masters in Business Administration from OSU and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. 

Mr. Porter and his family are proud residents of  Blue Ash. He is actively involved in the community, serving as a board member for the Afram Plains Foundation and he is the founder of  Ohio Gaps Closers, an organization dedicated to improving academic outcomes for students in the child welfare system. 

Phone: 513-686-1770 ext. 3199

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Dr. Princess Crenshaw

Dr. Princess Crenshaw joined the administrative team for the 2023-24 school year. 

Dr. Crenshaw has 12 years of educational experience, with over eight years of leadership experience. She has most recently served as the assistant principal of Winton Woods High School, where she established and implemented a positive, high-expectation academic environment for all students.

Since 2021, Dr. Crenshaw has also served as the Adjunct Professor of Leadership for the University of Charleston, West Virginia. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, she taught at Lakota East High School, Mt. Healthy Junior High, and Mt. Healthy HIgh School. 

Dr. Crenshaw earned her doctorate in Executive Leadership from the University of Charleston, her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati, and her Bachelor’s in Education from Bowling Green State University. 

Administrator for the Class of 2025

 

Phone: (513) 686-1770 ext. 3201

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Dr. Ashley Warren

Ashley Warren is entering her administrative career for Sycamore Community Schools as an Assistant Principal for Sycamore High School. Ashley began her teaching career in education as a teaching assistant at Miami University for General Chemistry. Here, she worked on graduate level coursework in bench chemistry as well as chemistry education research. Ashley transitioned into the role of a high school teacher with Monroe Local Schools where she taught chemistry and AP Physics. Warren then taught AP Chemistry and AP Physics at Kings High School.

Warren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry Education from Missouri State University and her master’s degree in Curriculum and Educational Leadership from Miami University. She received her doctoral degree. Follow her on Twitter @TheAshleyWarren.

Administrator for the Class of 2023

Phone: (513) 686-1770 ext. 3224

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Mr. Andrew Ovington

Andrew Ovington joined Sycamore High School as assistant principal for the 2023-24 school year. Ovington previously taught in the district for eight years before becoming the assistant principal at Liberty Junior School in Lakota Schools.

Ovington served as a social studies teacher at Sycamore High School for eight years. During that time, he served as subject leader for Accelerated World History and taught AP European History, World History, and American History. He served as Sycamore’s head varsity basketball coach for four years, head girls golf coach, and the 8th grade boys basketball coach at Sycamore Junior High. He also taught at Hamilton High School. 

Ovington received his principal license in 2021. He has a Masters in Secondary Education from Xavier University and a Bachelor’s in History from the Ohio State University. 

Phone: (513) 686-1770 ext. 3045

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Mr. Ashwin Corattiyil

Mr. Corattiyil is the Dean of Students and a social studies teacher at Sycamore High School. He is a proud Aviator alumnus, graduating in 2001 from Sycamore High. Mr. Corattiyil earned his degree in Politics and Secondary Education from New York University in 2005 before joining the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy in 2009, Mr. Corattiyl spent several years working in government and politics. He currently lives in Symmes Township with his wife, Kelly.

Administrator for the Class of 2024