Frank A. Forsthoefel
Frank A. Forsthoefel earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Miami University and a master’s degree from Xavier University. He also completed postgraduate work at Xavier University.
He has served students in the public school setting for 28 years beginning as a fourth grade teacher in the Lakota Local Schools. In 1995, following his time in the classroom, Forsthoefel was appointed Assistant Principal at Summit Elementary in the Forest Hills Local School District where he served for three years. In 1998, he was appointed Principal at Wilson Elementary in Forest Hills where he served students, staff and families for eight years.
In 2006, Forsthoefel was named Assistant Superintendent of Academic Affairs for Sycamore Community Schools overseeing all academic programming in the district and supervision of building principals. In 2012, as Assistant Superintendent, Forsthoefel took on additional responsibilities to include human resources.
In February of 2015, the Board of Education named Forsthoefel the next Superintendent of Sycamore Community Schools where he will serve as the chief executive officer and instructional leader for the nationally recognized district of excellence.
As Superintendent, Forsthoefel will strive to empower and motivate students and staff to reach their full potential while ensuring that a full continuum of rigorous and relevant educational opportunities are available for each student that graces the halls of Sycamore. As reflected in the district’s mission, he will work relentlessly to promote the intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of students to equip them to be college and career ready.
Forsthoefel currently serves on the Executive Committees for Learn21 and High Aims. He is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Education Leadership at Xavier University and also at Ashland University. He is a member of the Alliance for High Quality Education, High AIMS, Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association School Personnel Administrators, and Ohio Association of Elementary Principals.