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New SHS Assistant Principal Named

A former Sycamore High School coach and teacher is joining the high school administration. 


The Sycamore Board of Education has approved the hiring of Andrew Ovington as assistant principal at the high school. Ovington previously taught in the district for eight years before becoming the assistant principal at Liberty Junior School in Lakota Schools.


“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Ovington back home,” said Chad Lewis, Superintendent. “His passion for our students, staff, and community was apparent through multiple rounds of in depth interviews.”

Ovington will be filling the vacant position that has been filled with interim administrators during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. He will be joining Principal Taylor Porter and assistant principals Adrienne Sanders and Ashley Warren. 


“Our high school community is very excited to welcome Mr. Ovington back home. Mr. Ovington has demonstrated his care for our Sycamore students and staff,” said Porter. “We know he will be a perfect fit to help our school continue to thrive as we move forward. His classroom experience and the fact that he lives in our community will serve him well as he rounds out our administrative team.”


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. 


“I am extremely excited and grateful to return to Sycamore High School as an Assistant Principal next school year,” said Ovington. “Sycamore is home to me and I can’t wait to return back to the building I enjoyed so many years working in as a teacher. I look forward to building strong relationships with staff, students, and the community while also doing my part to help Sycamore continue its level of excellence for years to come.”