Mr. Pirrello is a student-centered leader with a focus on promoting strong, curious, and self-confident leaders prepared and ready to tackle the challenges in the future before them.

He joins the Aston staff as Principal with great enthusiasm and pride at this pivotal time in the school’s history. This year’s primary focal point will be expanding curriculum and developing programs designed to enrich scholar achievement.  Mr. Pirrello believes that  through strengthening  academic skills and strategies, developing positive mindsets, and introducing post-secondary interest, scholars will be encouraged to pursue the most rigorous academic courses available when they advance onward to the high schools of their choice.

Mr. Pirrello earned degrees at Edinboro University of Pa, to include a M. A. Degree as K-12 Principal and the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. His background  spans 23 years in public education, 10 as a teacher, coach, department chairperson and administrator in the School District of the City of Erie, 11 years as the CEO of Montessori Regional Charter School, and 2 years as the CEO of HOPE for Hyndman, PA Charter School.

Mr. Pirrello is a servant leader who believes in giving back to the community through public service; and as a result, has committed his life to enriching the lives of individuals, building better organizations, and ultimately creating a more caring world.

He and his wife Carol are the proud parents of three children, Allison, Elizabeth and Anthony II.