Other members of the greater Pinkerton community aiding in the search process were superintendents of Pinkerton's partners school districts.
“It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s nice to see the results,” Smith said earlier this month.
Burnham said Anderson's tenure has been a successful one. The school has only had three official headmasters in its history, Ivah Hackler, Bradford Ek and Anderson. Most had long careers.
Anderson has worked at Pinkerton for 38 years, first serving as a teacher, then leading the school’s business department. She then become assistant headmaster before landing the top job. She has been headmaster for 11 years.
"Mary Anderson leaves a legacy at Pinkerton that made our school stronger," Burnham said. "While our programming and facilities remain among the very best in New Hampshire, fiscal responsibility keeps Pinkerton tuition among the lowest per pupil for high schools in the state and as we profoundly thank Mary Anderson, we warmly welcome Griffin to Pinkerton."