Principal, Paul McDevitt

Paul McDevitt


[email protected]
248.969.5310 fax 
Administrative Assistant, Jill Birchard


B.S. in Math, Science, Economics 
Eastern Michigan University

M.A. in Educational Leadership
Wayne State University

International Baccalaureate Certification
Level 1- Introduction to the PYP
Level 2 - Written Curriculum
Level 2 - Assessment
Level 2 - Teaching and Learning
Level 3 - Common Core and IB
Level 3 - Transdisciplinary Learning

August 1995

I feel so fortunate to be part of Leonard Elementary School.  I cannot imagine a better place to learn, play and grow.  I have spent my entire career working for Oxford Community Schools.  I have worked as a middle school teacher, a high school teacher, a coach, a high school administrator, and now, an elementary school principal.

I earned my bachelor degree in Math, Science and Economics from Eastern Michigan University where I was a member of the EMU varsity wrestling team.  Involvement in athletics helped develop my love and passion for the field of education.  I received my master degree in education administration from Wayne State University.   I have four children:  Macie, Brennan, Cali and Mylee.  It is truly a blessing to have been their elementary school principal.  It is also a blessing to work with such a caring and talented staff.  I look forward to helping lead Leonard into the future as we create a world-class education today to shape tomorrow’s leaders!