Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School in Fayetteville
Jason Pohlmeier has been the principal of St. Joseph Catholic School in Fayetteville since 2014. He has a Master of Catholic School Leadership degree from the University of Dallas and has undergraduate degrees in Religious Education and Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He is in formation to become a deacon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock in 2022. He and his wife Erin have six children.
What do you do when you are not working?
We love to hike to waterfalls in the Ozarks. My wife and I, with our six children, set a family goal to hike 100 miles each year.
Where is your happy place?
Magnolia Falls near Ponca, Arkansas
“The world offers you comfort, you were not made for comfort, but for greatness.” – Pope Benedict XVI
Best time of day for you:
Nighttime after kids go to bed
Favorite song on your playlist:
The song most stuck in my head lately is “Life is Beautiful” by Keb’ Mo’
What book is on your bedside table?
The Book of Christian Prayer, known as the Liturgy of the Hours to Catholics
St. Joseph Catholic School was founded in 1948 and serves students from all around NWA in Pre-K3 through eighth grade. St. Joseph Catholic School is the only two-time winner of the National Blue Ribbon Award for Exemplary High Performing Schools from the U.S. Department of Education among all the nonpublic schools in Arkansas (Check out our article in the 2021 3W Magazine for more details.). St. Joseph Catholic School believes in a well-rounded approach to education that forms the whole child and strives each day to form its students spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally in a supportive community. For more information on Jason and St. Joseph Catholic School, visit www.sjfayschool.com.