Blair Academy Honors Veteran Faculty & Staff

At the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, Blair Academy celebrated and thanked eight faculty and staff members who reached milestone years of service to the School. 

Director of technology and chair of the computer science department Sam Adams and maintenance staff member Kyle Thomas were honored for having served Blair Academy for 25 years. Language teacher Tim Devaney, grounds supervisor Dan Andrus and assistant director of communications Joanne Miceli were recognized for 10-year service anniversaries. Also celebrating 10-year anniversaries are Jeff Mack of the maintenance team, advancement associate Melissa Sneed, and registrar and yearbook advisor Kecia Tillman. 

Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty Lorry Perry thanked the dedicated members of the community, stating: “To have faculty and staff who dedicate so much of their lives to Blair for so many years is a tremendous boon for our school community; these eight individuals contribute so much to Blair through and beyond their roles at the School." 

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Curran Family

Dear Blair Family, 

I write to you today about the end of one chapter in Blair’s history and an exciting new beginning. After more than seven years at Blair, Chris Fortunato has decided to return with his family to New England, where he will lead Thayer Academy, a day school outside of Boston. We are most grateful to Chris for his excellent leadership and many contributions over the course of his tenure and wish him and his family well. As we now look to Blair’s future, I am thrilled to announce that our 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.

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