Diane Borgmann

Head of School
(317) 202-2517

As Sycamore’s Head of School, Diane Borgmann returned to a community she had been an integral part of for eleven years. Diane was the first Head of Lower School at Sycamore School, beginning in July of 1994. She continued in that role until June of 2005, adding the additional responsibilities of Associate Head of School in 2001. Prior to her appointment as Sycamore’s Head of School, Diane was the Lower School Director at Greensboro Day School in Greensboro (NC). She has been actively involved in the teaching or administration of gifted students since 1980. Diane earned a B.A. degree in elementary education from DePauw University in 1975, her M.S. in elementary education from Butler University in 1978, and her Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Purdue University in 1988. Diane is married and the mother of three children, all of whom graduated from Sycamore.

Duane Emery

Director of Enrollment Management
(317) 202-2510

Duane Emery heads the Enrollment Management office at Sycamore, working with prospective and current Sycamore families. He was previously the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis for 15 years, was the Vice President for Advancement for two years, and served two years as Director of College Advising. At Cathedral, Duane oversaw all aspects of recruitment of more than 300 new students annually, retention of students at a school of over 1,100, and a tuition assistance program with an annual budget of nearly $3 million, serving over 500 students per year. He also served on The President’s Cabinet for the school. Emery began his new role at Sycamore in July, 2020 as the Director of Enrollment Management, a revamped and retitled position created following the retirement of long-time Sycamore Director of Admissions, Susan Karpicke.

Patrick Juday

Chief Financial Officer
(317) 202-2509

Patrick Juday, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer at Sycamore. Patrick graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University in 1993 with a degree in accounting. Prior to arriving at Sycamore, Patrick served over a ten year period as Controller at The Orchard School and Director of Finance and Operations at Trader’s Point Christian Academy. Continuing education toward maintaining his CPA designation has been focused on non-profit finances. He is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Patrick is married and has one child.

Katie Baker

Head of Middle School
(317) 202-2500

Katie Baker began as Head of Middle School in the 2021-22 school year. Baker, who has been at Sycamore School for 20 years as a teacher, had a desire to move into a leadership role. "There are many aspects of the Head of Middle School position that are invigorating to me," she says. "I’ve enjoyed big-picture and creative thinking that leads to idea generation and problem solving, diving into curriculum across grade levels and subjects, working with gifted Middle School students in this new capacity, and guiding the exceptional Middle School faculty.”

Tiffany Stahl

Head of Lower School
(317) 202-2513

Tiffany Stahl came to Sycamore as a 1st grade assistant in 2005. Tiffany has taught Preschool, Kindergarten, and 3rd Grade at Sycamore. She received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education from The University of Indianapolis in 2005, her Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Ball State University in 2008, and her M.S. degree in Educational Psychology from Ball State in 2010. She is a member of the National Association for Gifted Children and the Indiana Association for the Gifted. Tiffany is married and has two children.

Jennifer Williams

Head of Early Childhood
(317) 202-2511

Jennifer Williams is the Head of Early Childhood at Sycamore. She earned her B.A. and Kindergarten Endorsement from Ball State University,  Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Indiana University, and taught kindergarten in Plainfield Community Schools before coming to teach kindergarten at Sycamore in 1993. In addition to teaching at Sycamore, Jennifer has been an active participant in curriculum development as well as the early childhood admissions and screening processes for many years. She is a member National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the Indiana Association for the Gifted (IAG), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC). She is married and has two children who attend Sycamore.


Director of Technology
(317) 202-2512

Patrick Cauley is the Director of Technology at Sycamore. He received his B.A. from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee and his masters degree from Nova Southeastern University. Patrick has taught in Arkansas, Ohio, Dubai, Kuwait, and China. Patrick is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education, is married, and has two children.

Melissa Branigan

Director of Extended Programs
(317) 202-2541

Melissa Branigan is the Director of Extended Programs at Sycamore, which encompasses anything that occurs outside of the school day. Examples of extended programs include: middle school athletics, after-school activities, Quest (Sycamore’s before and after-school care), Quest summer camps, the Sycamore Academy, and middle school clubs and competition teams, like Vex Robotics and Destination Imagination. Prior to taking this role, Melissa was a classroom teacher at Sycamore, teaching 4th grade for five years and 1st grade for ten years. She is married with two children who attend Sycamore. 
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