Assistant Principals

Mr. David Moore

Assistant Principal Moore is a native of Newark, Ohio and has been a resident of Licking County the majority of his life. He comes to Licking Heights with 17 years of classroom experience. He has taught in Newark City Schools, Beaufort County Schools, and Licking Valley Local Schools. In 2010, he became the Dean of Students and later held the positions of Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Mount Gilead High School. 

Mr. Moore’s mission is to inspire students to achieve personal excellence and be self-directed, lifelong learners. Mr. Moore works diligently to accomplish this every day through strong personal relationships and a commitment to help every student find their path. He works collaboratively to honor the traditions and enrich the experiences for everyone at Licking Heights High School.  

Licking Heights offers the perfect combination of small school relationships, cultural diversity and a multitude of educational opportunities. However, the strength of the school district has always originated with people. The teachers, coaches, parents, community members, support staff, leadership, and most importantly the students are what makes it an honor to be a hornet.

Mr. Michael Shipton

Michael Shipton serves as an Assistant Principal of Licking Heights High School. Mr. Shipton joined the district's administrative team in 2014, serving at West Elementary. 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 Schools and Columbus City Schools. Mr. Shipton has seventeen years of experience in the public school setting as an educator and administrator.
Mr. Shipton attended Youngstown State University and earned a 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-12 grade and as an elementary teacher 1-8 grade.