Dr. Traci Rea

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Dr. Traci Rea

Dr. Traci Rea is thrilled to serve as our Principal at Sycamore Junior High School. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Akron, Dr. Rea began her career teaching 7th and 8th grade students in northern Ohio. She earned her Masters of Education from Kent State University and served as an administrator in both the Forest Hills and Northwest school districts in the Cincinnati area. While in the Northwest schools district, Dr. Rea served as both Director and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources prior to joining the Sycamore family in the fall of 2015. In December of 2015, Dr. Rea received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Miami University and has been using all of her knowledge and skill to lead Sycamore Junior High to be the best it can be.

 

Mrs. Misty Belfrom

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Mrs. Misty Belfrom

Misty Belfrom became the Assistant Principal in July 2018. Belfrom has served as the Special Education Department Supervisor at the junior high since 2016. She also served as an intervention specialist during the 2015-2016 school year. Prior to coming to Sycamore, Belfrom worked as an intervention specialist at Lebanon City Schools for six years and an education coordinator for Home for Life at Monroe City Schools.

Mr. Ron Brooks

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Mr. Ron Brooks

Mr. Ron Brooks will serve as the interim assistant principal at Sycamore Junior High School for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Ron Brooks has enjoyed a long career in education, beginning in 1972 when he graduated from the University of Cincinnati and began working for the Cincinnati Public Schools as a physical education and health teacher. He was hired by Sycamore in 1974 at Montgomery Elementary where he taught for four years. Brooks obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1979 in Educational Administration and became the Assistant Principal of Edwin H. Greene Intermediate and then Montgomery Elementary. From 1987-1995, Brooks was the principal of three buildings in the Lakota Schools, Union Elementary, Woodland Elementary and Liberty Junior High.  In 1995, Brooks returned to Sycamore as an Assistant Principal at Sycamore Junior High. He became Principal of Symmes Elementary in 1996. In 2002, Brooks became the Principal of Maple Dale Elementary. Brooks is a 2006 Alpaugh Scholar, has served as the district Attendance Officer and Career Education Coordinator. He retired in 2016 but has returned to assist the district as interim assistant principal. Long-time residents of the district, Brooks and his wife Shari have one daughter, Courtney, who is an attorney.