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New Assistant Principal At Sycamore High School

Janelle Schunk with Doug MaderSycamore Community Schools is excited to welcome a new assistant principal at Sycamore High School. 

Janelle Schunk will be joining the high school administrative team for the 2022-23 school year. The Sycamore Board of Education approved her hiring during their April 20 meeting. 

“We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Schunk to our team,” said Chad Lewis, superintendent. “She is a true leader of kids and staff, believes in the power of relationships, and shares our vision for developing a collaborative culture.”

“We are excited to have Mrs. Schunk joining our leadership team,” said Doug Mader, principal. “She values student-centered culture and will be a huge asset to the high school.”

Schunk comes to Sycamore with four years of administrative experience. She has served as the assistant principal of Oak Hills High School since 2019. During the pandemic closure, Schunk also served as the Virtual Academy principal for Grades 9-12. She has served on the district’s New Teacher Team, Family Support Liaison Team, AP Program Supervisor, and content area supervisor of Social Studies, Art & Design. 

“I am looking forward to serving the dynamic students and staff. I believe our collaborative efforts will further the academic growth of our students,” said Schunk. “Sycamore seems like it will be a great fit for me and my family, and I am thrilled to join the district.”

Prior to working at Oak Hills, Schunk was a Visual Art and AP Capstone teacher at Milford High School. She also has three years of experience as an adult educator at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Toledo Museum of Art. Schunk holds a Bachelor’s degree in photography from Drexel University, her Master’s in Art Education from the University of Toledo, and a Master’s in School Leadership. She is currently working on her Superintendent License after attending Miami University’s Superintendent Leadership Program. 

Schunk will fill the vacant assistant principal role left by Dr. Yejide Mack in 2021. The high school has been operating this school year without the position being filled.