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Kyle Lichey

Kyle Lichey

Principal

Kyle Lichey has been the principal at Wyandot Early Childhood School since 2021. He began his career in education at Wyandot, where he taught first grade, before teaching second and third grade at Freedom Elementary. In 2012, Mr. Lichey spent two years as the assistant principal split between Adena and Union elementary schools, after which he spent an additional three years as the sole assistant principal at Union Elementary. Beginning in 2017, he served as principal at Union for four years before returning to Wyandot ECS in his current role. 

Kyle holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in early childhood education and a Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in educational leadership. He is passionate about personalizing the classroom experience to meet the individual needs of students. He also values strong relationships and making school a safe and fun place to learn.

Rebecca Francko

Rebecca Francko

Assistant Principal

Barbara Apland

Office Manager

Barbara Apland has worked at Wyandot Early Childhood School since 2013. She took over the role of school office manager in July 2019. The office manager is available to assist parents with questions regarding school events, scheduling room rentals in the building, HAC and OneLogin, early dismissal, transportation changes, attendance, school fees, and many other general inquiries.

Lillian Carpenter

Office Secretary

Lillian Carpenter started working at Wyandot Early Childhood School in 2012. She has worked as the school office secretary since July 2020. Lillian assists parents with attendance, transportation, report cards, newly enrolled students, HAC and OneLogin, and multiple other general inquiries. Lillian is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish as well as English.

Amanda Dixon

SRO

Deputy Amanda Dixon has been serving the Lakota School District at Wyandot Early Childhood School since August 2020. What she likes most about her job is building lasting connections with each student that enters the building.

Jennifer Gillum

Guidance

Jen Gillum has served as the counselor at Wyandot since 2013 (part time). In 2018, the position was increased to full time when all Lakota early childhood schools became K-2 across the district. As school counselor, Jen supports the Wyandot community with social/emotional growth and mental health/wellness. Her favorite aspect of this role is helping all members of the Wyandot family – right down to our youngest Lakota learners – know how to take care of themselves and others and to create a learning community where all feel welcome.

Sharon James

Registered Nurse

Sharon James has worked at Wyandot since 2011 and has 24 years of nursing experience. She runs the school clinic, managing things like student vaccination records, medication permits and allergy information, and also looks after students who are feeling unwell or who need treatment for injuries.

Ashley Oswald

Innovation Specialist

Ashley Oswald is the Innovation Specialist at Liberty Early Childhood School and Wyandot Early Childhood School. She joined Wyandot in 2007 and Liberty in 2015. Ashley supports teachers with curriculum and technology integration.  She also helps plan lessons and activities in the Innovation Hub, alongside the Innovation Hub Aide and classroom teachers.