"Trusteeship 101" - eSeminar with Mark Lauria

Date: Monday - October 02, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: eSeminar

The critical role of the Trustee in successful independent schools is well-documented and the need for thoughtful governance continues to be an essential element as schools navigate the current and emerging complexities of the independent school terrain.  In this governance eSeminar, Trustees will discuss the following elements:

  • Successful governance practices

  • Trustees taking the long-view

  • Role of NYSAIS accreditation and NYSAIS Best Practices

  • Appropriate responsibilities for the Board of Trustees

  • Appropriate responsibilities for the Head of School

  • What should Trustees know about the school?

  • How does the Board communicate with itself?

  • How does the Board communicate with the Head of School?

  • Indicators of healthy governance

  • Dashboard indicators




Dr. Mark W. Lauria has been the Executive Director for the New York State Association of Independent Schools since 2009. Prior to his work with NYSAIS, Dr. Lauria served for thirteen years as the Headmaster at Foothill Country Day School (FCDS) in Claremont, California. While Headmaster at FCDS, he served as the President of the Board of Trustees and the Chair of the Board of Standards for the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). In addition to his work in independent schools, he served as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, elementary school Principal, and middle school Assistant Principal in the Ontario-Montclair School District. He is a current member of the Board of Trustees for the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) and the Cloud Forest School Foundation (CSF) in Monteverde, Costa Rica.


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