Principal's Message

Hello Comet Nation,

I am excited and ready to begin my second year at AJH and I am looking forward to supporting all of the ways we work to promote student growth and educator success. Amherst Junior High offers a wide variety of opportunities for our students' skills and passions to evolve, and I am grateful to be a member of the hard working team that helps to make these opportunities possible.

Communication will be a focus of myself and the staff at AJH during the up coming school year. We will use a variety to tools to communicate with you. Please continue using the AJH webpage, Twitter and Instagram ( @AJHComets ), Remind (instructions to sign up will be posted on the AJH website in August), and print media. We will be using these avenues to celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing students and also provide an open dialogue with the community.


I have had the distinct pleasure of serving many roles during my 12 years in education. I began my journey as a substitute teacher predominately in the Firelands School District, but also in various other districts serving Lorain and Cuyahoga county. I then moved to Keystone where I began as an Athletic Director and World History teacher. While there, I finished my administrative Masters degree at Ashland University. I then had the privilege of serving as Principal at Columbia Middle School and now look forward to working with the team at Amherst Junior High School. As a former Firelands graduate and someone who grew up in South Amherst, it is nice to return so close to home. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at or call 440-988-0324.

Assistant Principal's Message

This is my fifth year as assistant principal at Amherst Junior High. It is a wonderful place to work and I look forward to getting to know your child as we progress through the year.

I am a graduate of Marion L. Steele and have spent most of my career in Amherst. I taught fourth and fifth grade before becoming principal. I was principal at Harris Elementary for ten years and Powers Elementary for one year.

I am fortunate to be a part of the Amherst Schools. If there is anything I can do to help you or your child please don't hesitate to call me.

Rhonda Neuhoff