Head of School
Kristy Kerin took the reins as Brewster Academy’s 13th Head of School on July 1, 2020—the first woman in the school’s two-century history to hold this position. A graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, Kerin worked in the College’s Advancement Office for eight years prior to joining Brewster in 2011. Since then, she has worked tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to ensure that Brewster’s financial future and reputation are secure.
First as Brewster’s Director of Advancement and later as Associate Head of School, Kerin spearheaded a range of strategic areas, including Advancement, Outreach, and Global Programs. She designed and launched two capital campaigns, including Our Watershed Moment: The Campaign for Brewster, the Academy’s largest and most successful campaign to date. Kerin helped implement an integrated approach to outreach that maximizes the scope of Brewster’s Admissions, Advancement, and Communications efforts, and co-led the Academy’s rebranding initiative, strengthening Brewster’s position in the field of education and garnering faithful support from the community the school serves.
Dr. Craig Gemmell
President of Brewster and BA International, LLC
Head of School, Brewster Madrid
Since his arrival in 2015, Craig Gemmell has brought focus to Brewster Academy’s mission and vision—and seized the opportunity to spotlight the transformative work that the school does with students. During his almost six years as the Head of School at Brewster Academy’s American campus in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Gemmell made an indelible and positive mark. With his leadership team, he launched the school’s most significant campaign, raising record-setting levels of philanthropic support for student scholarships, endowment funding, and capital projects. Those projects include state-of-the-art residence halls and award-winning arts facilities. Now, as President of Brewster and BA International, LLC, Gemmell focuses on implementing Brewster’s bold vision to share its proven strategies with new schools opening under the BA International banner. The first of these schools is Brewster Madrid, where Gemmell is the Head of School. Visit the Brewster Madrid website here.