Joseph R. Manning Appointed as Fryeburg Academy’s Next Head of School

FRYEBURG, ME, OCTOBER 26, 2022— Fryeburg Academy’s Board of Trustees is very pleased and excited to announce that Joseph R. Manning has been appointed as the Academy’s next Head of School. The Trustees' unanimous decision resulted from a rigorous search process by the Board’s Search Committee, which worked closely with internationally renowned search firm Carney Sandoe and Associates, based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Committee and consultants conducted a stakeholder survey, met on campus with over sixty stakeholder groups, authored a report on the next Head of School’s necessary traits, and engaged with Manning through extensive interviews. 

“Joe Manning has been at Fryeburg Academy for nineteen years; few school leaders have his degree of familiarity with every aspect of school operations,” says Chris Gordon, president of the Board of Trustees. “He’s held the roles of teacher, coach, dorm parent, assistant admissions director, academic dean, advisor, and most recently as the Associate Head of School, overseeing admissions and marketing, campus facilities, the school’s food service, I.T., and working closely with the current Head of School, Erin Mayo. He has exhibited success at every level.”

Mr. Manning has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Science from The George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine, and he’s been a key developer and champion of experiential learning initiatives at the Academy. In recent years, Joe’s community engagements have included terms on the board of directors for Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation and the Tin Mountain Conservation Center.

“Maria and I are extremely excited about this opportunity,” reflects Manning on his appointment. “As longtime community members, we know the Academy's incredible impact on so many students. I am honored to have been chosen to serve as Fryeburg Academy’s next head of school and look forward to leading in its next chapter.”

The following eight months will be used as a planning phase to ensure an organized leadership transition, with Mr. Manning stepping into the new role at the beginning of the Academy’s 232nd year of operating on July 1st, 2023. He, his wife Maria, and their four children will reside on campus and continue their full engagement in campus life. 
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    FRYEBURG, ME, OCTOBER 26, 2022— Fryeburg Academy’s Board of Trustees is very pleased and excited to announce that Joseph R. Manning has been appointed as the Academy’s next Head of School. The Trustees' unanimous decision resulted from a rigorous search process by the Board’s Search Committee, which worked closely with internationally renowned search firm Carney Sandoe and Associates, based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Committee and consultants conducted a stakeholder survey, met on campus with over sixty stakeholder groups, authored a report on the next Head of School’s necessary traits, and engaged with Manning through extensive interviews. 

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