Apr 27 2017

New Piedmont High School Principal Appointed: Adam Littlefield

PRESS RELEASE by Superintendent Randall Booker – April 26, 2017

Appointment of Adam Littlefield

On Wednesday, April 26th, the Board of Education of the Piedmont Unified School District voted unanimously to appoint Adam Littlefield as the new Principal for Piedmont High School effective July 1, 2017.

Mr. Littlefield will succeed Brent Daniels, who resigned his position as PHS Principal in January of this year to become Director of Human Resources for the Berkeley Unified School District. Since that time, Assistant Principals Eric Mapes and Irma Muñoz have served as Interim Co-Principals, and will continue in this capacity through the end of this school year.

Mr. Littlefield brings more than 32 years of experience as an educator, administrator, and STEM curriculum innovator to his new role as PHS Principal. Born and raised in the East Bay, Mr. Littlefield earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Arts with a minor in Music at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Management from the University of La Verne.

Mr. Littlefield began his career as a teacher and then as Assistant Principal at Arroyo Grande High School (AGHS) in the Lucia Mar Unified School District. After 11 years at AGHS, he moved to the Cotati-Rohnert-Park Unified School District (CRPUSD) in Sonoma County, serving as Assistant Principal at Rancho Cotati High School, Technology High School Principal, Gold Ridge Elementary School Principal, District Technology Coordinator, and District Student Services Administrator.

During his 15-year tenure in CRPUSD, Mr. Littlefield helped develop Technology High School into an award-winning magnet STEM school. Located on the campus of Sonoma State University, Technology High School focuses on project-based learning, integrated curriculum, use of technology, and student empowerment to self-manage their learning. Under his leadership, Technology High School earned both a California Distinguished High School and U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Program Awards.

For the past six years, Mr. Littlefield has developed and managed several award- winning STEM programs for the San Marin High School community in the Novato Unified School District.

The selection process for the new Principal included input from a large interview panel of Piedmont High School staff, students, parents, and administrators, with additional interviews and reference checks by Superintendent Randall Booker and the Piedmont Unified Board of Education.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Littlefield join the Piedmont High School community,” said Randall Booker, Superintendent. “His extensive experience in STEM education will tremendously benefit students and staff, especially as we look to construct new facilities that have a focus on STEM. Also, he brings a rounded approach having a deep background in both athletics and the arts,” commented Booker.

PUSD is delighted to welcome Mr. Littlefield to his new role as Piedmont High School Principal. He begins his new role as Piedmont High School Principal on July 1, 2017.


Piedmont High School is located in Piedmont, California, a city of approximately 11,000 residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. PHS has 802 students, 53 teachers, and a record of high academic performance. The outstanding staff provides a remarkable education and learning environment for all students. The residents of Piedmont demonstrate a strong sense of community and are committed to maintaining and enhancing educational programs, services and school facilities. Parents and community members have developed a variety of support organizations that work collaboratively with staff to support the needs of the school system.


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