Principal Michael Allison
Michael Allison is the Principal of Oyler School in Cincinnati Public Schools. As an experienced educator, he is responsible for ensuring each student develops an appreciation for being a life-long learner and possesses to necessary tools to become a highly productive citizen. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School (1994), he has earned both a B.S. (1999) and Master’s in Eduation (2001) degrees from The
Ohio State University and an additional graduate liscensure in Education Administration from Xavier
As an emerging educator, Mr. Allison started in the classroom as a Health/ Physical Education teacher, where he earned the distinction of Lead Teacher status. Through his dedication to his craft, he showed early signs of leadership by thriving in the roles of district evaluator for teachers, curriculum steering committee and facilitator for district cadres of Cultural Competency and Anti-Bullying. Seeking to make a greater impact, the transition to administration allowed Mr. Allison to share his love or developing students into lifelong learners to a higher level. As an Assistant Principal, his implementation of Positive School Culture principles, was instrumental in developing a culture that would help raise student achievement to levels of excellence. Thriving in the area of building positive relationships, has allowed him change the team mindset as it relates to both student and professional expectations.
Upon elevating to the role of Principal, his impact was heightened through establishing a holistic approach to student development. This includes a concentration on approaching student behavior through a trauma-informed lens, improving student achievement through data analysis and taking an holistic approach to student learning.
His continued drive to get the most out of himself and raise the performance level of all those who he collaborates with can be observed through his work with 4C for Children, Cincinnati Children’s Medical
Center and Cincinnati Arts Association. Best described as, “Unapologetically driven” Mr. Allison continues to set the tone for future excellence.