An Independent PreK-3 through 12th Grade College -Preparatory School
What Headmaster MORE are you looking for? Patrick Yuran, Mentor relationships
or as long as he can remember, Patrick Yuran has always felt the need to serve others. As a result of this desire to serve, he says he has traveled and lived around the world for many years experiencing
different cultures, traditions and ways of life serving wherever he felt called. "In recent years, something has been calling me back home," he explains. "I was not sure why or what it was until I learned that Paula Gillispie (former OMA Head of School) was retiring. Then I knew it was Oak Mountain Academy." On Jan. 12, 2018, the Oak Mountain Academy Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Patrick as OMAâ€™s 222 Cross Plains Road ~ Carrollton, GA 30116 ~ 770-834-6651 ~ www.oakmountain.us next Headmaster. Patrick was one of 25 applicants, and brings with him 22 years of experience in education. He assumed Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018. leadership on July 15 at the beginning of the school's 56th year. Patrick was born in Jackson, Miss., but his family moved to Carrollton, Ga. when he was 8 years old. His parents are retired educators, each with more than 30 years of service. His family lived at Lake Carroll, and he and his two older brothers loved living there because of its close proximity to the recreational center. He and his brothers could easily walk or bike there. "We spent a lot of time on the ball field as kids," he relates. "When I was a little older, I got involved with the teen and community theatre in town. That is where my love of theatre began that eventually led to a professional career in the arts and a national tour. I was also active in the drama department at Central High School, as was my wife. We are both lovers of theatre, music and the arts." Patrick and his wife, Marie, celebrated their 21st anniversary last month, and he says they were thrilled to celebrate it back in the town where they met.
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