Justin Hefner
Dr. Justin Hefner, Principal

Dr. Justin Hefner has served as the principal of Pelham Park Middle School since the school opened in 2017. He previously served as an English teacher, football, baseball, softball, golf, and track coach in rural and suburban school districts. Before becoming principal at Pelham Park Middle School, Dr. Hefner worked in the Pelham City Schools district office as the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Hefner is a periodic presenter, adjunct instructor, and mentor for candidates in Educational Leadership programs. As well, Dr. Hefner has contributed to educational policy research and reporting, serves on multiple committees and boards, and is an active member in many professional organizations.

Dr. Hefner is passionate about partnering with parents and the community to ensure the success of every Pelham Park Middle School student.

Dr. Hefner can be reached via email at

Kevin Finch
Kevin Finch, Assistant Principal

Mr. Finch is the Assistant Principal at Pelham Park. His is in his 20th year in education. Prior to becoming an administrator, he spent 16 years teaching Physical Education and coaching football, basketball, track, and even a little volleyball. He received both his bachelors and masters degrees from UAB. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with family and friends, traveling to new places (no flying), and watching all Auburn athletics.