About

Leadership

Diane Borgmann

Head of School
(317) 202-2517
borgmann.diane@sycamoreschool.org

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.

Jamie MacDougall

Head of Middle School
(317) 202-2508
macdougall.jamie@sycamoreschool.org

Jamie MacDougall is the Head of the Middle School at Sycamore. Previous to coming to Sycamore in 2010, she was at Marshall School in Duluth, Minn, where she taught and coached. Jamie received her B.A. degree in English & Secondary Education from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Currently, she is completing her PhD in Educational Psychology: Gifted Education at Purdue University, where she also received her Gifted and Talented Endorsement. Jamie is the Middle Grades Newsletter Editor for the National Association for Gifted Children and is a board member for the Indiana Association for the Gifted.

Glenna Lykens

Head of Lower School
(317) 202-2513
lykens.glenna@sycamoreschool.org

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
williams.jennifer@sycamoreschool.org

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/School Counselor
(317) 202-2510
karpicke.susan@sycamoreschool.org

Dr. Susan Karpicke is the Director of Admissions and School Counselor at Sycamore. 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
lee.holly@sycamoreschool.org

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
juday.patrick@sycamoreschool.org

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.