According to a Monday May 9 news release from Boyne City Public Schools, Patrick Little has been offered the position of school superintendent.
Little was one of five original candidates—four of whom were interviewed—who made it to the last round of the search for a replacement of Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Moss, who is currently serving as interim superintendent.
“At the May 5, 2016 special meeting of the board of education, Patrick Little was offered an employment contract for the superintendent of Boyne City Public Schools,” it stated in the news release.
“Mr. Little currently serves as the superintendent of East Jackson Community Schools and his appointment to the post is pending contract negotiations and the completion of a criminal background check. Mr. Little was one of two candidates who were invited back to a second round of interviews.”
Patrick’s wife is Nikki Little (Erber), who graduated from Boyne City Public schools. And, her parents are residents of Boyne City.
Patrick and Nikki have have five children: one has recently finished graduate school and lives in Indianapolis; and coming this new school year to Boyne City are two children who will be in the middle school; two of their children that will be in the elementary school.
“It is an honor to be selected to lead the Boyne City Public Schools,” said Patrick. “I look forward to continuing the level of excellence that is found in the district as we work together to serve students, families and the community.”
He added, “My family is excited to join the Boyne community later this summer.”
Patrick started his career in 1995 as a teacher and coach at Charlotte High School in Charlotte, teaching civics, sociology, Western civilization, and English while coaching football and baseball.
He then moved to Dexter High School in Dexter, teaching American studies, psychology, government, and English while coaching varsity football and then moving into an Assistant Principal’s role.
He then moved to Chelsea, where he served as an Assistant Principal for Chelsea High School.
After a period of time, Patrick moved into a principal’s position for Beach Middle School in Chelsea.
His last move was to East Jackson Community Schools, where he was asked to be secondary principal eventually leading to his current leadership role as superintendent.
According to Boyne City Public Schools officials, Patrick brings with him a sense of community spirit and much enthusiasm for Boyne.
Officials anticipate his start date to be July 1, as he transitions from the East Jackson community to Boyne City.
Patrick plans to visit a few times before he begins his new role as superintendent.
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