Piedmont High School Principal Adam Littlefield announced on Wednesday that he plans to retire on June 30, 2022. Littlefield was hired in 2017 after Brent Daniels resigned to become director of human resources for the Berkeley Unified School District. Littlefield’s background in developing and managing STEM programs for Sonoma County schools had made him an attractive candidate for the district as it looked to the construction of the new STEAM and performing arts buildings after Measure H1 passed in 2016.
Littlefield has spent nearly 38 years in public education, including 11 years as a classroom teacher, and 27 years as a site and district administrator, according to PUSD.
“I’ve been blessed the past five years as the Piedmont High School Principal to work and learn with bright, well-mannered students who care deeply about their community and world; to work and learn with a dedicated, committed, caring and professional PUSD staff; and, to work and learn with an engaged, supportive, and giving community,” he said in the email. “I appreciate your support as we continue our important work this year and transition to new PHS leadership.”
PUSD says it is beginning its search for PHS’ next principal immediately. The position will be posted this week, and more information will be shared by the district following the mid-winter break.