Milton Academy Head of School Todd B. Bland announced Tuesday that the next academic year, 2022–2023, will be his last at the School. In a letter to Board of Trustees President Lisa Donohue, Bland wrote, “Serving Milton Academy has been one of the greatest honors of my life.”
“Few things have brought me greater joy than my time spent with students and every opportunity I’ve been given to have a positive impact on the life of a child,” Bland wrote. “This is what draws us to education: the gift and joy of growing young minds.”
Bland, who is in his 13th year as head of school, has led Milton through more than a decade of progress, maintaining the School’s strong financial health, overseeing rigorous curriculum renewal, investing in Milton’s people and spaces, and committing to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. In a letter to the Milton community, Donohue recognized milestones of Bland’s tenure and praised his “positive, warm, and caring spirit.”
“Few things have brought me greater joy than my time spent with students and every opportunity I’ve been given to have a positive impact on the life of a child. This is what draws us to education: the gift and joy of growing young minds.”
– Head of School Todd B. Bland
“As a head of school, educator, colleague, and friend, Todd has led Milton Academy with optimism and a recognition of the importance of change,” Donohue wrote. “Since his arrival in 2009, he has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to the students in our School’s care and to his colleagues on the faculty and staff.”
Bland’s commitment to stay on through the next full academic year provides continuity of leadership and time for the Board of Trustees to engage in a comprehensive, global search for Milton’s next head of school.
To read Bland’s and Donohue’s letters, and for periodic updates on the search process, visit our Head of School Search page.