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Burke Mountain Academy Names Willy Booker Next Head Of School

announced July 2, 2017

The Burke Mountain Academy Trustees have appointed Willy Booker ’96 as Burke Mountain Academy’s next Head of School effective July 31, 2017. Members of the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the recommendation of the Search Committee headed by trustee Renny Smith. In hiring Willy, we have secured a dynamic and competitive individual with a deep commitment to our community to lead our school.


An accomplished executive in the ski industry who ascended to success early in his career, Willy possesses the entrepreneurial flair that characterizes our unique school, along with a firm grasp of its strengths, its challenges, and a deep and enduring commitment to its values and core beliefs. In Willy’s own words, “I am incredibly honored to be the next Head of School for BMA. Burke can have an immense impact on people and it certainly did in my case. I have drawn on my Burke experience throughout my career and personal life and look forward to the opportunity to give back to BMA with direct involvement. I appreciate the weight of this appointment and I will be working hard not only to live up to the impressive standards that Warren, Finn, Kirk and Jory have set but also to find new ways to move our school forward in a very dynamic environment.”


A former student, teacher, coach, Trustee and Board Chair, Willy has been involved with just about every aspect of BMA over the past 25 years. In the Press Release attached below, you can read more about Willy’s background, the search process and some of his accomplishments as a trustee and Board Chair.



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