On Thursday Fulton County Schools Board Members said goodbye to long-term Chief Operation Officers, Patrick Burke has he leaves for Gwinnett County Schools to be their Director of Planning. Burke who has spent more than two decades with the district, oversaw school building projects, nutrition and transportation.

Citing the need to be closer to his home and a better work-life balance, Patrick reflected on his twenty years with the district. “I have been truly blessed to serve you,” he said. “At this time and given the age and needs of my kids it is critical to me to be more physically and mentally present at home.”

Even Fulton Superintendent Mike Looney praised Burke for his devotion to the district and historical knowledge. “His dedication and kindness is going to be missed in Fulton County Schools,” Looney said.

Burke’s last day with the district is April 30.

The district has secured Louis Mosley, a retired school construction executive, to fill the position on an interim basis while a search goes on. To watch the school board meeting, click here.

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