Head of School
Erin Mayo is Head of School at Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine. A 1987 graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, she received her BA from Georgetown University and her MA from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. From 1991-2007, Erin worked at St. Johnsbury Academy where, over time, she was an English teacher, dorm parent, debate coach, department chair, and Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs. In 2007, Erin and her family moved to Texas, where at the Episcopal School of Dallas she first served as Head of Upper School and then as Assistant Head of School for Academics. Erin returned to New England in 2013 to lead FA. She has consulted for the College Board and Independent School Management, and she was a founding board member of the Good Shepherd Catholic School in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Erin, her husband Peter Gurnis, and their son Gunnar, Class of 2019, reside on campus at Fryeburg Academy. Daughter Maeve graduated from FA in 2014.