Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees
Dear Hebron Academy Friends,
On behalf of the Hebron Board of Trustees, I would like to share some important news with you regarding a change in leadership at the Academy.
Dan Marchetti recently informed the Board of his intention to resign his position as Head. We thank Dan for his five years of service, including during the very difficult period of COVID, and we wish him every success in his future endeavors.
After a long difficult year, Hebron today is looking confidently to the future. Thanks to a dedicated admissions staff, we have record enrollment for the Fall. Thanks to our alumni and friends of the school, our Annual Giving in 2021 broke all previous records. And thanks to the dedication and hard work of staff and faculty, the school was able to stay open and functioned at a high level during COVID when others could not.
I am very pleased to announce that Mary Warner has agreed to step into the role as Acting Head of School, effective immediately. Many will know Mary from her most recent position as Director, Advancement and External Relations, where she has performed exceptionally well.
Mary becomes Hebron’s 54th Head of School in its 217-year history and, notably, the first woman to assume the Head position.
Prior to coming to Hebron, Mary was Assistant Head at Mater Christi School in Burlington, VT. She has also held positions of increasing responsibility at Green Farms Academy and Choate Rosemary Hall, both in Connecticut. She began her career at Time, Inc., in senior marketing and business development positions. Mary is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds a BA from Harvard College and a MFA from the University of Southern California.
As is normal course, the Board has struck a search committee tasked with engaging an executive search firm to identify candidates for the position of Head of School on a more permanent basis. Both internal and external candidates will be considered and we have encouraged Ms. Warner to put her name forward.
Transitions and change often create anxiety, but members of the Hebron community should rest assured that the school is in excellent hands and has come through the past 18 months extraordinarily well.
Going forward, we remain committed to the school’s Mission to guide students to reach their highest potential in terms of mind, body and spirit, and to do so while providing them with a safe and supportive environment.
Matthew Lyness, ‘76
Chair Hebron Academy Board of Trustees