Executive Director Search

On January 21, 2021, Mark W. Lauria, NYSAIS Executive Director since 2009, jointly announced with the NYSAIS Board of Trustees his retirement at the end of the 2021 - 2022 school year. The Board of Trustees has commenced an international search to find the next NYSAIS Executive Director. We will provide periodic updates on this page and, when appropriate, via email to the NYSAIS community at large. 

 

Communications to the NYSAIS Community

 

Search Committee Announcement - Search Firm Partnership - April 30, 2021, Read Here

Mark W. Lauria and Board of Trustees Announcement - January 21, 2021, Read Here

 

 

Search Committee


Jenny Rao

Vice-President, Board of Trustees - Search Committee Chair

Emma Willard School


Laura Danforth

Treasurer, Board of Trustees

The Masters School


Martha Haakmat

Board of Trustees

Haakmat Consulting, LLC


Jean-Marc Juhel

President, Board of Trustees

Buckley Country Day School


Phil Kassen

Secretary, Board of Trustees

Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School


Chris Lauricella

Board of Trustees

The Albany Academies


Amani Reed

Board of Trustees

The School at Columbia University

NYSAIS Events Registration
    • May 13, 2021 Diversity Practioners Conference 2021: Divesting from Systems of Oppression, Investing in Communities of Transformative Freedom 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMeSeminar
      This event will meet over three separate days: May 13, 19, and 21, 2021 from 10 a.m.-12 noon; and 4-6 p.m. on each day
      Online via zoom
      Keynote speakers: adrienne maree brown and Yolanda Sealey Ruiz
      Presenters: Franny Choi, Dr. Adam Falkner, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Lauren Whitehead
      Audience: Equity and Diversity Practitioners (Directors, Coordinators, Liaisons, etc.), Members of Equity and Diversity Committees/Councils

      Hosted by NYSAIS Diversity Committee

      Details and registration here.
    • May 13, 2021 Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Joe Feldman and Dr. Shantha Smith, Crescendo Education Group
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Middle and Upper School teachers and administrators
      Details and registration here.
    • May 17, 2021 Finishing Well - Retiring from Schoolwork During a Pandemic 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jennifer Bryan, Re-Set School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: School personnel who are retiring in 2021
      Details and registration here.
    • May 18, 2021 Community Matters: Advisory Program 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Teachers and Administrators, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
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