Superintendent Steven Estepp announced on Thursday that, pending final Board of Education approval, Aaron Pfeffenberger will be named the next principal of Mariemont Junior High School.
Pfeffenberger, who has spent the last two years serving as the Dean of Students at Mariemont Elementary School, has over a decade of educational experience at both the primary and secondary levels.
“I am excited to announce Aaron Peffenberger as the new junior high principal,” said Estepp. “He is already a trusted and well-respected leader in our district and this is a great opportunity, both for he and his family, and also for the students and families at MJHS. We already know Aaron is an incredible leader to our staff and a valued ally to our families. I can’t wait to see what he is able to accomplish at the junior high school.”
As the Dean of Students at Mariemont Elementary, Pfeffenberger oversaw many of the school building’s initiatives, including the robust PBIS program that rewarded positive student behavior. Additionally, he effectively evaluated teachers, led the special education team, oversaw academic student progress and adapted and changed the building master schedule, among others.
Prior to joining the Mariemont City School District, he spent eight years at Madeira Middle School as an eighth grade science teacher and head baseball coach. Pfeffenberger is originally from St. Marys, Ohio, and was a four-year baseball student athlete at the University of Dayton where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education with a concentration in math and science. In 2018, he earned a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from Xavier University and completed the Principal Licensure Program.
“I am honored and humbled to serve as Principal at Mariemont Junior High School and am grateful to Mr. Estepp and the Board of Education for entrusting me with this amazing opportunity,” said Pfeffenberger. “Over the course of my tenure at Mariemont City Schools, I have had the pleasure to witness the amazing characteristics that make this school district such a special place. I look forward to working with the students, staff and families to create a positive experience for the students at MJHS.”
Pfeffenberger will be formally recommended as the principal of Mariemont Junior High School to the Board of Education at its meeting on July 27. He replaces Rob Polca, who left the district earlier this summer to take a position in Mason City Schools.