New Head Of Fryeburg Academy Named

by Cooper on November 9, 2012

in News

TRUSTEES AT FRYEBURG ACADEMY HAVE SELECTED A TEXAS WOMAN AS THE NEW HEAD OF THE SCHOOL.

BOARD CHAIR A.O. PIKE SAYS HIS BOARD MEMBERS WELCOME ERIN MAYO OF DALLAS TO THE ACADEMY FAMILY AND SHE WAS THE UNANIMOUS CHOICE OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE BECAUSE OF HER PASSION FOR EDUCATION – AND EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL CULTURE.

MAYO IS CURRENTLY THE ASST. HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS AT THE EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF DALLAS, A CO-EDUCATIONAL PREP SCHOOL.

SHE SUCCEEDS DANIEL LEE AT FRYEBURG ACADEMY, WHO IS RETIRING AFTER 20 YEARS AS THE HEAD OF SCHOOL. PIKE CREDITS LEE WITH BRINGING THE SCHOOL UP TO WHERE IT IS TODAY – AN INSTITUTION THAT’S IN GOOD FINANCIAL HEALTH WITH A GREAT PHYSICAL PLANT.

MAYO HOLDS A MASTERS DEGREE IN ENGLISH AND WILL LIVE IN FRYEBURG WITH HER HUSBAND PETER GURNIS, AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN.

SHE IS SCHEDULED TO OFFICIALLY START AT THE ACADEMY IN JULY.

THE ACADEMY – AN INDEPENDENT SECONDARY SCHOOL – IS ONE OF 10 TOWN ACADEMIES IN MAINE – AND EDUCATES MORE THAT 450 STUDENTS FROM WESTERN MAINE AND THE VALLEY AREA AND MORE THAN 150 BOARDING STUDENTS FROM SIX STATES AND 20 COUNTRIES.

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