Martin Mooney joined Bridgton Academy as Head of School in June, 2017, bringing a wealth of experience to the position, having served many roles in the classroom and on the athletic field during his twenty-five year run as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the independent school community.

Mr. Mooney earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College, and his Master’s Degree from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. He spent the last 20 years in a variety of educational and leadership roles at the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, most recently as Dean of Students and Residential Life. He has also served as Dean of Faculty and Director of College Counseling, and taught English classes and spent time as a dorm parent and coach. Prior to his work at Peddie, Mooney spent five years at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA, where he was Assistant Director of Alumni and Development, as well as Assistant Director of College Counseling.

In addition to his experience in the classroom, Mr. Mooney is also a longtime football and lacrosse coach, harkening back to his time as a football and lacrosse player at Dartmouth.

Mr. Mooney resides on the Bridgton Academy campus in Fernald House, residence of the Head of School, with his wife, Dani, and their three college-aged children.