The window for completing your student’s required forms for the 2024-2025 school year is now open. Log into PowerSchool to access forms. Call the District Office at 740-927-6926 for assistance. ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2024. 

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Principal Kevin Tooson [email protected] 
Kevin G. Tooson became the  Lead Principal of Licking Heights Middle School in 2021. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Principal at Licking Heights Middle School starting in the fall of 2020.  

Mr. Tooson is entering his 24th year in education.  He served as a teacher and football coach for 20 years in Dayton Public Schools and Columbus City Schools.  He served as an Assistant Principal in South-Western City Schools for two years.  

Kevin’s professional experience also includes participation in a Civic Education and Community Action project through The Ohio State University, which included developing a social action project for a tenth-grade World History class, mentoring a guest teacher from South Africa, and presenting the project and guest teaching in South Africa. Named Northland High School PTA Teacher of the Year in 2013, Kevin holds a B.S. in History from Eastern Michigan University (1994), an M.S.Ed. from Ashland University (2009), and an M.S.Ed./MBA from The Ohio State University(2018).
Assistant Principal Evelyn Woods [email protected] 

Miss Evelyn Woods began her education career as a Health and Physical Education teacher. She graduated from West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. In college, she played four years of basketball, two years of softball, and rounded out her eligibility with a season of volleyball. While teaching at Hubbard Middle School, she completed her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Westminster College. After four years at Hubbard, she went back to her Alma Mater, West Branch Local School District, where she served as a K-4 PE teacher for three years, and high school assistant principal for three years. Miss Woods has coached volleyball, basketball, and softball from pre-K students to Varsity teams! 

Miss Woods joined Licking Heights in 2021 after relocating from Beloit, Ohio. 

Dean of Students, Rick Hamann [email protected]

Mr. Rick Hamann has been a member of the Licking Heights Local Schools community since 1995. Over two decades, he has taught sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, with the majority of his tenure instructing eighth grade mathematics. He has watched the district grow from an eighth grade class size of 87, and a staff size of 64! Along the way, Mr. Hamann has organized the eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. trip, served as an assistant coach of Licking Heights baseball, advised the Science Olympiad, and led the training and implementation of student intervention and assistance models. Mr. Hamann is currently serving at Central Middle School as the Dean of Students, and is looking forward to having a positive and lasting impact on the students, staff and community. 

Departing from his hometown of Granville, Mr. Hamann opted for the thrills, excitement and adventure that went along with being employed by the United States Army in the Military Police Corps. After successfully completing his obligation, he found himself working for an independent well driller in Connecticut and Maine. In 1990, he took his two children and wife back to Newark, Ohio, and while working in residential framing, spent the next four years acquiring his Bachelor of Science degree and his elementary education teaching license from The Ohio State University. He later received his graduate degree in curriculum and instruction from Ashland University.

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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