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Timken Library in fall
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Blair entrance pillar

Blair Academy’s 2020-2021 Leadership Transition

In mid-September 2020, Doug Kimmelman P’12 ’13 ’15 ’22, Chair of Blair Academy’s Board of Trustees, shared with the community that, after more than seven years as Head of School, Chris Fortunato will conclude his tenure at the end of 2020 to become Head of School at Thayer Academy in Massachusetts. He also announced that Blair’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Associate Head of School and Dean of Admission Peter G. Curran as Blair’s 17th Head of School, effective January 1, 2021. Throughout the fall and early winter, Mr. Fortunato and Mr. Curran will work together closely as they transition to their respective new roles.

We invite you to read Mr. Kimmelman’s announcement to the Blair family, as well as a message of gratitude from Mr. Fortunato. In addition, we share a biography for Mr. Curran, who is already well-known throughout the Blair community thanks to the many connections he has forged during his global travels over the past decade.

Curran family

Blair's 17th Head of School Peter G. Curran with his wife, Sarah, twins Toby and Grace, 11, and their yellow lab, Bowdoin.

Boys' varsity basketball vs. Andover
Blair swimmer swims freestyle stroke
Boys' varsity basketball vs. Trinity Pawling