Head of School Peter Fayroian Leaving at End of School Year; Search for New Head Underway
After seven years of exceptional service, Head of School Peter B. Fayroian will be leaving Greenhills at the end of the 2011-12 school year.This summer, Fayroian and his family will move into the Headmaster’s house on the campus of Northfield Mount Hermon School in western Massachusetts, one of the country’s premier boarding schools.
“My love of Greenhills will be as deep and abiding as that of the seniors with whom I’m graduating this year,” says Fayroian. “Like them, I’ve learned and benefited from superb educators, committed parents, a dedicated board of trustees, a wonderful administrative staff, and an environment that produces some of the greatest kids with whom I’ve ever worked.”
Since 2005, Fayroian has led Greenhills School “with vision, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to providing an excellent education for young people,” stated president of the Board of Trustees Kevin Tremper in a letter last week to the Greenhills community. “Greenhills is in superb shape as one of this country’s finest day schools because of his love of teaching and learning, his support of teachers and students, and his professionalism and leadership.
“The breadth of Peter’s accomplishments at Greenhills is impressive,” Tremper continued, “resulting in changes and additions to both the program and physical plant, always with the interest of creating the best teaching and learning environment possible for our students. Under Peter’s guidance, the school re-designed its teaching model, created more robust admission and development offices, added the teaching of Chinese, a Learning Center, and Upper School lacrosse, enhanced the Forensics program and counseling services, and added additional maintenance staff and transportation. And these are just a handful of examples.”
The search for Greenhills’ next head of school is already underway. The Greenhills Board of Trustees has engaged a search consultant, Stephen DiCicco of Educational Directions, Inc., and has formed a 10-member search committee to begin working immediately after school resumes in January. The responsibility of the search committee is to recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees for consideration and selection by the end of March.
“We pledge to the Greenhills community the Board of Trustees’ best work in identifying the next head of Greenhills School,” concluded Tremper.