Head of School Finalist Jeffrey Burroughs: October 9-10, 2018

  • Meeting for staff: Tuesday, October 9, 3-4 pm in the Dining Commons
  • Meeting for Parents: Tuesday, October 9, 4-5 pm in the LA Library

Jeff Burroughs
Biographical Information:

Current Position: Assistant Headmaster for Academics, 2009-present

School Profile: St. Johnsbury Academy (VT), Coed, 970 students, boarding & day grades 9-12/PG
School Website: www.stjacademy.org

Leadership Experience:

As Assistant Headmaster for Academics, Jeff Burroughs has been in a top leadership position in one of the most successful town academies in NE for the past nine years. He is responsible for all aspects of teaching and learning in a broad and deep academic environment very much like LA. A key administrator, Jeff has been a part of every major decision and led numerous initiatives at SJA.

At Hyde School (ME) Jeff served as Assistant Headmaster (2003-2009), Director of Admission (1995-1997), Ass’t Director of Admissions (1994-1995), Ass’t Dean of Students (1991-1994).

Leadership/Managerial Styles & Strengths:

Jeff has a wealth of experience in leadership positions where he has been called upon to be collaborative, innovative, inclusive and decisive. He is an excellent listener who asks great questions. His entrepreneurial spirit has helped SJA form partnerships with local businesses and others to strengthen opportunities for all kids, not just the college bound. He has also raised money to fund programs he has started and/or facilitated.

Additional Skills & Work Experience:

Trustee of the Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury (2010-17); served on several NEASC accreditation teams; delivered presentations at NAIS, NEASC, ISAANE. Jeff explored a very different career as an IBM program manager (1997-2003) before returning to Hyde School as Assistant Headmaster.


Jeff is married to Melissa, a guidance and college counselor at SJA and they have three children. Jeb (22) is a senior at Chapman Univ CA), Andrew (19) is a junior at University of King’s College (UKC), Halifax, NS where he plays soccer, as will his sister Eliza (17) when she follows him to UKC. Jeff is an outdoors person who enjoys fly fishing, skiing and hiking.