Oakland Christian School Welcomes New Head of School

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (April 18, 2018) – The Oakland Christian School Board of Education has announced the appointment of Pat McCarty as its new Head of School, effective June 1, 2018.

“After an extensive, nationwide search this past year, we feel blessed to have Mr. McCarty joining the Oakland Christian School family,” said Steve Hagar, Board Chairman. “With his unique depth and breadth of experience in education, business, and ministry, I am confident God will use his talents to lead the school as it continues to prosper. Mr. McCarty has a tremendous passion for excellence in Christian education, that is already a blessing to our community, and the Board looks forward to continued success and growth at OCS through the tutelage and dynamic leadership of Mr. McCarty.”

McCarty joins Oakland Christian School in the next chapter of his highly successful career in public service, business, and education — both as a teacher and administrator. He served most recently as the Superintendent of the Christian Unified Schools of San Diego, Calif.

“I am honored by the opportunity to lead at an institution like Oakland Christian,” said McCarty. “This school has a wonderful legacy in this community and many distinctive offerings and advantages. I have a deep passion for serving in Christian school leadership, building academic rigor on a solid Biblical foundation, and positively impacting our community. I look forward with excitement to growing and serving together with these students, families, faculty, and staff.”

“As a parent first, I could not be more passionate about providing a great education for my children and in making an outstanding, Christ-centered education accessible to as many metro Detroit families as possible,” said Search Committee Chairman Christopher Ahn. “I am excited that Mr. McCarty will come on board to lead our educators. We reviewed more than 30 candidates through a very deliberate process, and in the end, he was absolutely the clear choice to move our school forward.”

A 1979 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., McCarty also holds a Masters of Education from Regent University, a Masters of Biblical Studies from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. He serves on the Board of Directors at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability, and previously served on the national board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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