Head of School Arnold Shorey is the oldest of four Shorey boys originally from Thorndike, Maine. He grew up working on the family poultry farm along with his parents, Neil and Ginny Shorey, and his three brothers. The family moved to Pittsfield later and Mr. Shorey graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1985. While at MCI, he met his high school sweetheart, Stacy (Roy) Shorey, and upon their graduation from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1989 they were married. Mr. and Mrs. Shorey have two sons, Andrew and Chris.
Mr. Shorey graduated from UMF with a B.S. in education and concentrations in history and mathematics. He started his teaching career as a math teacher at Nokomis Regional High in 1989, where he coached basketball and baseball. In 1994, Mr. Shorey accepted a teaching position at his alma mater, where he taught math and coached football, basketball, and softball. In 1995, he was recognized by Bowdoin College with a Distinguished Teaching Award. Mr. Shorey accepted his first administrative position in 1996, becoming the Dean of Students at MCI. The following year he became the Assistant Principal of Warsaw Middle School and soon earned his master’s degree in educational leadership. In 2000, Mr. Shorey became the principal of Warsaw Middle School, and under his leadership the school became a “Spotlight Middle School” in recognition of excellence in middle level education. Mr. Shorey returned to Nokomis Regional High as its principal in 2005, and four years later he was elevated to Assistant Superintendent of Schools for RSU 19, earning his Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS) in Educational Leadership that same year.
Later in 2009, Mr. Shorey accepted the position of Head of School at Foxcroft Academy, a position he has described as his “dream job.” He and Stacy (Superintendent of Schools for RSU 68) live happily in the Peakes House, adjacent to the FA campus. Email Mr. Shorey at email@example.com.