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Principal Sandra Phillips , [email protected]
Mrs. Phillips joined Licking Heights Local Schools in 2018 and has served and both Principal and Assistant Principal at North Elementary. Her administrative career began with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District as the Academic Facilitator and Assistant Principal at Albemarle Road Middle School. Ms. Phillips moved to Columbus in 2015 and became the Assistant Principal at Cesar Chavez College Preparatory School.
Ms. Phillips began her teaching career in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1992 as an eighth grade math teacher at Gayle Middle School. During her teaching career she taught in Virginia, California, South Carolina and North Carolina. She earned her undergraduate degree at Cortland State University, in Cortland, New York. Ms. Phillips also holds her Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Gardner- Webb University in Belmont, North Carolina.
Assistant Principal Kate Bigley [email protected]

Kate Bigley is originally from Dayton, Ohio. She received her Bachelor’s Degree as an Intervention Specialist from The University of Toledo. She also attended Graduate School at BGSU and earned her degree as a Certified Autism Specialist. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Prior to entering the public school system, Kate was a private provider under the Autism Scholarship of Ohio providing school and home-based ABA therapy. Over her 16 years in the public school system, she has served many roles within the Special Education Department as an Intervention Specialist in Behavioral Units, Multi-Handicapped Units and consultant for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. During the 2021-2022 school year, she served as the School Psychologist Assistant for the District here at Licking Heights. Kate also serves as a district trainer for Crisis Prevention Intervention. This will be Kate’s 5th year at Licking Heights School District. 

Prior to working at Licking Heights, Kate worked for Olentangy Local School District for 4 years as an Intervention Specialist serving students in Specialized Learning Centers across several buildings,  grades K-8. Kate also worked for Bryan City Schools in Northwest Ohio as an Intervention Specialist for 7 years.

In addition to teaching, Kate is a state Ambassador for the Autism Speaks organization, working diligently with legislators in Ohio to increase funding for individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has served on many boards across the state and has conducted several trainings for educators and parents at the University of Findlay, Bowling Green State University and Miami University of Oxford’s School of Mental Health. 

Before going into Education, Kate worked in Television Broadcasting and Journalism in NYC.

In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family and is actively involved at her church in Gahanna. 

Instructional Materials
Any person or group, having a legitimate interest in the operations of Licking Heights Local Schools, has the right to present a request, suggestion, or complaint concerning the educational program or the operations of the district. Requests must be put in writing and should be initially addressed to the building principal. Members of the public may also inspect instruction materials by requesting an appointment with the building principal. If the request, suggestion, or complaint relates to instructional materials such as books, textbooks, or other instructional aids used in the District, the information should include author, title, and sections objected to. This information will be forwarded to the district office and reviewed by an administrative committee.

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043

Licking Heights High School (9-12)

4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-9005 | F: 740-927-0508

Licking Heights Middle School (7-8)

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845

South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625

West Elementary (1-4)

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
P: 614-864-9089 | F: 614-501-4672

North Elementary (K)

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736

Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: (740) 927-3268

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