The Howell Public Schools’ Board of Education has approved the hiring
of Patricia Poelke as the new principal of Parker Middle School. Poelke
replaces Susan Muntz, who retired in June after more than 30 years of
service to Howell Public Schools.
"Patricia will be a great
addition to the Parker Middle School team,” said Erin MacGregor, Howell
Public Schools superintendent. “She is student focused, a strong
instructional leader, and has extensive administrative experience.”
is a gorgeous middle school with a great reputation,” said Poelke. “One
of the things I am most excited is that this is an opportunity for me
to work in the community that my kids are growing up in.”
comes to Parker Middle School from Grand Blanc High School, where she
served as an assistant principal for five years. Additionally, she spent
two years as an assistant principal at a high school in California.
Poelke has also been a Title 1 Coordinator, summer school principal and
middle school social studies teacher. She has worked with the Michigan
Association of Secondary Principals to lead professional development
courses for school professionals working to earn their administrative
Poelke holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary
Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the
California State University of Northridge. She is currently pursuing
a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.