ARCANUM – The Arcanum-Butler Local School Board appointed Marcus Bixler as the new principal for Butler Middle School at the regular Board meeting held on May 8. Bixler will assume his new duties in the school district in August for the 2014-15 school year.
Bixler began his career in education as a 7-8 grade math teacher in the Carey Exempted Village School District before becoming a 9-12 math teacher at Piqua High School in 2006. As a teacher, he was involved as a teacher leader, including Math Chair and Curriculum Development Committee Member.
In addition to being the middle school principal, Bixler will also become the new Head Boys Basketball Coach for the Trojans. He most recently coached at Tipp City High School for the past two seasons, compiling a 36-13 overall record. Bixler has also served as head coach at Franklin-Monroe and Piqua, as well as serving one year as a volunteer assistant at Ansonia and an assistant coach for Bluffton University.
Bixler is a 1999 graduate of Franklin-Monroe. He received his Bachelor’s degree at Bluffton University in 2003, a Master’s Degree in Quality Schools from Graceland University in 2009 and his Educational Leadership Licensure from the University of Dayton in 2010. He and wife Abbey have two boys, Paxson (three) and Gus (one).