Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin is the Principal of Burlington High School in Massachusetts where is just completed his 13th year as a high school administrator and sixth as a building Principal. Prior to serving as a school administrator, Patrick was a high school English teacher. As an Assistant Principal, Patrick was named Assistant Principal of the Year in the state of Massachusetts. He also is a former Executive Board member in the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association (MSSAA) and he recently completed a two year term as a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Public Secondary Schools. He is an avid blogger and a proponent of social media to better engage teachers, students, and parents in the education process.

“I have earned more learned more from my Personal Learning Network (PLN) in less than two years than I did in my previous decade in education,” says Larkin. “This is the most exciting time in history to be involved in education and I am enjoying every minute of it!”

You can find Patrick’s own blog here.


  1. Dwight Carter said:


    How does one become a member of Connected Principals? Thanks for any information you can provide.

    Be Great,


    November 28, 2010
  2. Monica Sample said:

    I am highly impressed with the blog that you created for your school. How would one go about setting up a blog site for his/her school? I also love the idea of the ipad initiative. I think that it is great for students to use ipads as resource instead of relying solely on textbooks.

    June 5, 2012
  3. I recently connected with Patrick on twitter. He is a prolific writer. I sent him this link to an open letter for teachers on my website. It starts with Aristotle’s quote: “Education of the mind, without education of the heart, is no education at all.” Many teachers have responded favorably to it so I share it here with you at:
    I hope it inspires others.

    August 22, 2014
  4. Courtney said:


    My name is Courtney Burner and I am currently enrolled in Leadership Program for my Masters. Presently, I am taking a Technology course. I was hoping you would be able to answer some questions for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the educational material on your blog/Twitter. It is clear to see you are a motivational leader. I read about how you are a principal and I am aspiring to be one as well. Would you mind sharing what encouraged you to blog and use technology to communicate? By using resources like Twitter, have you found any benefits of improvement in communication or organizational efficiency? Has using technology helped you be a lead learner to your staff? I just entered into the blogging world. If you have any suggestions for me, I am more than willing to take any advice. Here is my link: If you have time, I would truly appreciate if you could respond. Thank you for your time. Have a wonderful day.

    February 9, 2016

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