Northfield Mount Hermon head to leave post

  • Peter Fayroian Rachael Waring—Rachael Waring Photography

  • Northfield Mount Hermon School. Recorder Staff/SHELBY ASHLINE Shelby Ashline

Recorder Staff
Monday, December 11, 2017

GILL — Northfield Mount Hermon will soon be under new management.

The preparatory school’s head master, Peter B. Fayroian, announced Monday plans to leave the school following the upcoming academic semester. Fayroian has held the leadership position since July 2012.

“It’s been a difficult decision, because my heart and soul are so aligned with NMH’s mission and the great work this community does every day,” Fayroian said in a public statement. “My wife, Rachael, and I want our family to be closer to our elderly parents and to the rest of our large extended family.”

This coming July, Fayroian, Northfield Mount Hermon’s 10th head of school, intends to return to Greenhills School, a day school where he worked for seven years in Ann Arbor, Mich., before coming to Northfield Mount Hermon.

“We will miss Peter’s limitless energy and his deep commitment to NMH,” said Stephen S. Fuller, chairman of the school’s board of trustees. “He has totally embraced NMH’s mission and history, deeply engaged our alumni, and celebrated all that makes the school so unique.”

In his absence, Associate Head of School Charles A. Tierney III, who has been at the school for 18 years, will serve as interim head before the school’s board of trustees selects a new leader.