Dr. Patterson to Begin as FPD’s Head of School Starting June 1

Letter from Danny Smith, Chair of FPD’s Board of Directors, to Viking Nation

I am excited to announce Dr. John Patterson has agreed to begin leading our school earlier than originally announced. His official start date will be Monday, June 1.

As you know, Dr. Patterson has been actively engaged with TEAM FPD in strategic planning for the upcoming school year. His new start date is in line with several Task Force Committee meetings taking place to best guide and direct plans for the upcoming school year amid COVID-19 safety precautions. Therefore, both Dr. Patterson and I agreed it would only benefit FPD to move up his start date in preparation for the 2020-21 school year. This move was natural and simply made sense.

I also want to thank Rev. Joe McDaniel for his faithful service. Joe will remain a part of TEAM FPD and assist Dr. Patterson in a number of ways.

I want to express great appreciation to Dr. Patterson for agreeing to begin earlier than expected. John, Cindy, and Grace will be moving to Macon next week. Please join me in officially welcoming the Patterson family to FPD and Macon. Let it be said, FPD’s very best days have already begun.

Go Vikings,

Danny Smith
Chair, FPD Board of Directors