The Sycamore Junior High School administrative team is officially complete and ready for the 2022-23 school year.
The Board of Education has approved the hiring of Greg Cole as assistant principal at the junior high. Mr. Cole is a familiar face for students and families. He has served all 20 years of his educational career at Sycamore Community Schools.
“Mr. Cole's passion for Sycamore, students, and staff is contagious. He has big ideas, a wealth of experience, and a strong curricular background,” said Janelle Schunk, interim principal. “All of the junior high staff are excited to have his leadership and are welcoming him back to the building with open arms!”
Mr. Cole spent the first four years of his career at Sycamore Junior High, teaching American History and World Geography. He then moved to Sycamore High School where he taught American History, Economics, Government, and other electives for 16 years. He collaborated with other leaders to develop and launch the Synnovation Lab in 2019, where he has been a department supervisor and teacher for the last four years.
“I am so excited to be returning to the junior high where I attended as a student and started my teaching career,” said Mr. Cole. “This is a great opportunity to help support the staff, students and families and make the last year in this historic building exceptional.”
Mr. Cole has served as an advisor for Student Council, Mock Trial, Model UN, and the Jewish Student Union. He served on multiple district committees, including the Master Teacher Committee, and RTI Council. He has also coached 40 seasons of football, wrestling, lacrosse, and cross country at all levels, including Boys Varsity Basketball coach for eight years. Mr. Cole has also served on the Board of Directors for SAC Basketball and as Girls Coordinator for the program.
Mr. Cole received his Master’s Degree in Administration from the American College of Education, his Master’s Degree in Integrating Technology in Curriculum from Walden University and his Bachelor’s from Miami University. In 2011, he was awarded the UC Center for Economics Teacher of the Year Award.