Michael Shipton serves as the Assistant Principal of Licking Heights West Elementary School. Mr. Shipton joined the Licking Heights School District's administrative team in 2014. Prior to coming to Licking Heights, Mr. Shipton was an assistant principal in the Reynoldsburg City School District, where his school was awarded two distinguished designations from the Ohio Department of Education, a “School of Promise” and a “High Achieving School of Honor”. He has taught elementary and middle school for Reynoldsburg City School District and Columbus City School District. Mr. Shipton has seventeen years of experience in the public school setting as an educator and administrator.
Mr. Shipton attended Youngstown State University to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Early and Middle Childhood Education. He completed his graduate degree through the University of Dayton in Educational Leadership in 2005. Mr. Shipton holds licensures as a Principal for PK-12th grade and as an elementary teacher 1st-8th grade.
Mr. Shipton chairs the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports team at Licking Heights West. Under his leadership, both students and staff are focused on making positive behavioral choices through out the school. Continuing his passion for positive behavior, Mr. Shipton is credentialed in Triple P- Positive Parenting Program. Mr. Shipton rallies for Alzheimer’s, Pennies for Patients through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Hoops for Heart through the American Heart Association.