CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Maine ski academy attended by Bode Miller, Seth Westcott and Kirsten Clark is getting a new headmaster.

John Ritzo is stepping down after 25 years at Carrabassett Valley Academy, near Sugarloaf Mountain. He’ll be succeeded by Kate Webber Punderson, who has worked at CVA over the past 10 years as a coach, director of development and alumni relations, and director of finance.

Ritzo arrived at CVA in 1986, and oversaw accreditation and construction of a dorm. During his tenure, CVA student-athletes won three golds, three silvers and two bronze medals in the Olympics.

On Sept. 1, Ritzo will begin a new post at Thornton Academy in Saco, but he says CVA will be in good hands. He says Punderson “represents everything good about CVA.”