Head of School

Fanning M. Hearon III

Fanning M. Hearon III Palm Beach Day Academy Head of School

M.A. New York University, B.A. Middlebury College
Appointed 2019

Fanning Hearon began as Palm Beach Day Academy’s Head of School in July 2019. He was previously Head of School at Maple Street School in Vermont, prior to which he was Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean at Vermont Academy for five years. Fanning also spent thirteen years at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he was an AP Spanish teacher, lacrosse coach, Class Dean and Chair of the Modern Languages Department. Fanning began his 27-year career in independent school education at his alma mater, the Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, where he served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, Director of the WFS Summer School in Spain program and Assistant Director of Admissions.