New Superintendent Named for Aurora Central Catholic High School
By Penny Wiegert, Editor
May 5, 2022
AURORA—Just after Easter break, the diocesan Office of Catholic Education announced the selection of the new Superintendent of Aurora Central Catholic High School. 
In an April 26 letter to parents Superintendent of Catholic Schools Vito DeFrisco announced that Paul Mayer, currently working as assistant principal of Aurora Central, was selected to succeed Father William Etheredge. 
In his announcement DeFrisco wrote that “On behalf of Bishop David Malloy and the Rockford Diocese, I want to thank Father Etheredge for his dedicated service to the diocese and Aurora Central. Father Etheredge has served as the Superintendent at Aurora Central for 22 years and has enriched the lives of many students and families. As we say goodbye to Father Etheredge, we welcome Paul in his new role as the Superintendent of Aurora Central Catholic High School.”
Mayer began his career in education, teaching business classes at West Aurora High School. After four years at West Aurora High School, he transitioned to teaching business at Kaneland High School, where he spent seven years. 
While teaching at Kaneland High School, Mayer completed his master’s in educational administration degree from Northern Illinois University. 
After two years of serving as a dean and assistant principal in the Kaneland School District, Mayer was named the assistant principal at ACCHS, a role he has held for the past eight years. 
Mayer holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University and a master’s degree in secondary education from Roosevelt University. 
DeFrisco said Mayer’s accomplishments at ACCHS include training staff in various safety measures,  overseeing professional development for teachers,  guiding the school through many pandemic challenges, and serving as an assistant track coach. 
Mayer and his wife, Kate, have four children and are active members of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Sugar Grove, where he has volunteered as a catechist. He has also served as a soccer and track coach at Annunciation School in Aurora. In his free time, Mayer enjoys traveling and watching his kids run track and cross country and play soccer. 
In addition to being responsible for Auroral Central Catholic High School, Mayer will also assist the elementary school principals in the Aurora Deanery. 
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