Adrienne James retires

At the Jan. 21 Sycamore Board of Education meeting, Dr. Adrienne C. James will officially be retired, ending a career in education that spanned over 36 years.

At the same meeting, assistant superintendent Frank Forsthoefel will become Sycamore’s new superintendent.

James earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Secondary Education
from Wittenberg University, her master’s degree in Elementary Education from Xavier University, and her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati.

According to Sycamore Schools, Forsthoefel is honored to selected as Sycamore’s next superintendent.

“I am humbled to be appointed by the Board to lead this outstanding district. As superintendent, I look forward to engaging with all our stakeholders to craft a vision of teaching and learning that is of the highest quality for our students. Sycamore is truly fortunate to have the support of the communities that we serve, and I am eager to communicate our plans to remain solid stewards of our community resources as we provide services to our learners,” said Forsthoefel.