Superintendent Steven Estepp has announced that, after an extensive search and screening process, Rob Polca was named the new principal of Mariemont Junior High School at tonight’s regular Board of Education meeting.
Polca, who is currently serving as the assistant principal at Mason Intermediate School/Western Row Elementary School in Mason, Ohio, brings over 14 years of educational experience to Mariemont. He has worked as an assistant principal for four school years and as a classroom teacher for 10.
“We are very excited to bring someone with Rob’s experience, passion and energy into our district” said Superintendent Steven Estepp. “Rob is a relationship-focused leader and I am confident that he will hit the ground running and continue to build upon the great things that our junior high school students and staff are doing.”
During his tenure as an assistant principal, Polca oversaw a building of 2,400 students and 150 teachers. He has been very involved in the planning and facilitation of staff professional development, leadership and support of school-based teams and implementation of multiple student programs.
Polca was a baseball student athlete while earning his Bachelor degree at Capital University and earned a Master of Arts from Northern Kentucky University. He completed graduate credits and received his Special Education Licensure from Miami University and he finished his Education Administration Licensure at Xavier University.
“I am humbled to be named the next principal of Mariemont Junior High School” said Polca. “I am grateful to Mr. Estepp and the Board of Education for entrusting me with this opportunity to serve our students, teachers, and families. The Mariemont City School District has an outstanding reputation, and is recognized as a leader in innovation and student experience. I am thrilled to join an already strong junior high school family, and I can’t wait to begin learning and leading as a Warrior!”
Polca will assume his role as Mariemont Junior High School principal on August 1.