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St. Johnsbury Academy Headmaster Tom Lovett will step down in June 2020 after completing his 19th year. In a letter announcing his decision to the Board of Trustees, Lovett said, “I, of course, have mixed feelings as I step away from what has been a labor of love for so many years, but I can do so confidently, knowing how strong the school is in its current state. The Academy is currently enjoying unparalleled student success on several levels and in several fields. It remains strongly independent and dynamically responsive to the needs of its students. It has in place what I believe is the strongest administrative team in the region (if not the country), and they have led it to exciting new heights in academics, campus life, and financial strength. While I will be stepping down, they will remain to continue the intentional work of creating innovative and engaging programs; a safe, caring, and inclusive culture; and a stable financial and physical infrastructure.”

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St. Johnsbury Academy Headmaster Tom Lovett to Step Down in June 2020

Letter from Headmaster, Tom Lovett

Letter from Board of Trustee President, Jay O. Wright ’87

Letter to Alumni, September 2019


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Alumni, parents, students, community members, benefactors, partners, and friends can share comments and questions with members of the search committee by emailing

Tri-Chairs of the Search Committee:
Nancy Goodrich
Peter Hammer ’84
Jay Wright ’87