DERRY — Pinkerton Academy has announced a new Board of Trustees member and also a new treasurer of the board.
Pinkerton announced that Dr. Scott Copeland was elected as a trustee. The board governs the Academy and can have up to 18 members who serve without pay. By contract, each of Pinkerton's sending towns is represented on the board by a minimum of one trustee. The headmaster handles the operations of the school under the direction of the board.
Copeland brings more than 30 years of experience to the board, serving as a local orthodontist. He has also been a member of the Derry Rotary Club for 30 years, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, and a member of the New Hampshire Association of Orthodontists. He and wife Marti live in Derry and have four children, all of whom attended Pinkerton Academy.
In addition to Copeland's naming as trustee, Pinkerton elected Adam Mead to serve as board treasurer. Mead is an assistant vice president and commercial loan officer at Pentucket Bank in Salem. He also founded his own investment management business, Mead Capital Management LLC.
Mead, an alumnus of the Pinkerton Class of 2004, has served on the Pinkerton Alumni Executive Board and is active in the Derry community, including serving on the boards of the Derry Rotary Club, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, and The Center for Life Management. He and his wife Shelly live in Derry with their two daughters.
Pinkerton Academy serves as the high school via contracts with several neighboring towns including Auburn, Candia (beginning in 2018), Chester, Derry, Hampstead, and Hooksett. The school also accepts a number of students from local communities on an application-based, privately-tuitioned basis. Enrollment for the current year is approximately 3,300 students, with more than 280 teachers and administrators and 90 support personnel.