About the Superintendent of Schools

  • Peter J. Aiken, Ed.D.Peter J. Aiken, Ed.D.

    I began my teaching career in Norfolk, VA as a 6th-grade reading teacher (2000-01). From there, I moved back to Pittsburgh, near where I was born and raised in Oakmont, PA.

    From 2001-2007, I taught High School English at Mars Area School District, where I also served as the Department Chair for the District. In addition to my academic duties, I had the added pleasure of coaching soccer, basketball, and softball.

    Lancaster County became home in 2007 when I was named the Assistant Principal at Pequea Valley High School. In January of 2010, I became the Principal of Conrad Weiser Middle School.

    My Manheim journey began in May of 2014, when I was afforded the opportunity to become the Assistant Superintendent. Finally, on June 30th, 2016, I was honored to be appointed as the Superintendent of Schools.

    These travels have taught me many things, but one thing I know for sure - Manheim is a special place. Of all the Districts in which I have worked, none have compared to MC, in terms of school spirit and pride. I feel tremendously blessed to be a Baron and to serve our students, staff, and community at large.

    My wife and I have three children. Being a husband and dad does not offer me much free time. Nonetheless, I enjoy reading, running, and golfing. We love to cheer on all of the Pittsburgh sports teams - City of Champions!

    I vehemently believe in the partnership of school and home. If I can be of assistance in any way, please be in touch. The success of your child is our goal. Let’s work together to create our next generation of leaders, thinkers, and doers.

    Proud to Be a Baron - PJA

Superintendent Evaluation Criteria

  • Superintendent Evaluation And Objective Performance Standards and Assessment

    The performance of the Superintendent shall be assessed against the objective performance standards listed below. The Board and Superintendent hereby mutually agree to the following performance standards:

    • Relationship With the Board
    • Educational Leadership
    • Business and Finance
    • Staff and Personnel Relationships
    • Student Responsibilities
    • Community Relationships
    • Personal Qualities

    Update as of June 30, 2021:

    The Board of School Directors completed the Superintendent's annual performance assessment for the 2020-2021 school year. The Superintendent met the objective performance standards listed above.