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New SHS Assistant Principal Named

The Sycamore Board of Education has approved the hiring of a second new assistant principal at Sycamore High School. Dr. Princess Crenshaw will be joining the administrative team. 

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.

“Dr. Crenshaw has a proven track record of developing a positive school culture, fostering collaboration with staff through reflective coaching, and building rapport with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds,” said Chad Lewis, superintendent. “We look forward to her adding her strengths to the high school team.”

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 has earned an impeccable reputation throughout Southwest Ohio and beyond as a terrific administrator. As we went through the interview process and completed our due diligence we were pleased that all parties agreed on the talents, skills and abilities she possesses,” said Taylor Porter, principal. “I am excited to add Dr. Crenshaw’s experience and skillset to even better support our students and staff.”

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. 

“It is both an honor and a privilege to have been named the next assistant principal of Sycamore High School. As an educator, I believe more than ever that a culture focused on relationship-building with students, staff, and community is the heart of student success,” said Dr. Crenshaw. “The 21st Century learning approach of empowering all students through accountability, innovation, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration has made Sycamore Community Schools a leader in Ohio and part of the movement to prepare our young people to change the world. As I step into this role, I am passionate and dedicated to empowering every student, in every seat, every day so they can reach their full potential.”

Dr. Crenshaw will be replacing Adrienne Sanders, who recently announced she is leaving Sycamore to become an assistant principal at Little Miami High School. She will be joining Principal Taylor Porter and assistant principals Ashley Warren and newly-hired Andrew Ovington.