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.

Robert Walker

Head of Middle School
(317) 202-2508

Robert Walker joins Sycamore after serving as the Principal and Director of the Herberger Young Scholars Academy at Arizona State University in Glendale, Arizona. Previous to his seven years in Arizona, he was the Director of Student Services and Social Studies teacher at the Frankel Academy in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Walker earned a Master of Education degree in administration from Wayne State (MI) University in 2011 and another, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University in 2013. He has a degree in Special Education Cognate From Marygrove College and graduated from Oakland (MI) University in 2003.

Glenna Lykens

Head of Lower School
(317) 202-2513

Glenna Lykens is the Head of the Lower School at Sycamore. She came to Sycamore as a 4th grade assistant in 1999 and was a lead teacher in 1st grade at Sycamore from 2001 to 2005. She also taught in elementary schools in Ohio and North Carolina. Glenna received her B.A. degree in Education from The Ohio State University in 1978, her Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Ball State University in 2004, and her M.S. degree in Educational Psychology from Ball State in 2006. She is a member of the National Association for Gifted Children and the Indiana Association for the Gifted. Glenna is married and has two grown daughters.

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.

Dr. Susan Karpicke

Director of Admissions

Dr. Susan Karpicke is the Director of Admissions. She received her Ed. D from Indiana University in 1977. Susan began work counseling and testing at Sycamore in 1988, and became the Director of Admissions in 1993. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Career Counselor and School Counselor, and holds memberships in the American Psychological Association, and the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Karpicke is married and the mother of two children, both of whom graduated from Sycamore.

Holly Lee

Director of Advancement
(317) 202-2504

Holly Lee is the Director of Advancement at Sycamore School. She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and her M.A. from Dallas Theological Seminary. Holly completed her Certificate in Fundraising Management at The Fundraising School at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. She was previously a successful Director of Development at The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis. Holly returns to Sycamore community, having had a past affiliation with Sycamore as a parent and trustee.

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.


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.