Patrick Larkin is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts. Prior to this position, Patrick served 15 years as a building level administrator at the high school level. In 2012, in recognition of his exemplary use of digital tools as a school leader, he was recognized as one of three national Digital Principal Award winners by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
As Burlington High School Principal, Patrick led his school in the transition to a 1:1 environment for the 2011-2012 school year as Burlington High became one of the first schools in the nation to distribute iPads to all staff and students. Patrick is an active presenter on the power of social media for administrators, teachers, and students. He is also an avid blogger and a proponent of social media to better engage teachers, students, and parents in the education process.
Patrick is one of the founders of the Connected Principals Blog and #cpchat on Twitter and he is a regular contributor to Principal Leadership magazine. He was featured in Education Week’s Digital Directions in an article titled The New Ed-Tech Leader Models By Digital Example and his work was highlighted in a Technological Horizons in Education’s (THE Journal) article entitled 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals.