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


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
    • March 8, 2021 Racism is an Intersecting Pandemic: A Crisis is an Opportunity for Change 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Strategic Initiatives Sub-Committee of the NYSAIS Diversity Committee, led by Brandie Melendez, Berkeley Carroll School, and Renée Chung, Spence School
      4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      Audience: Heads of School, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practitioners

      Details and registration here.
    • March 9, 2021 Empowering Students to Navigate Social-Emotional Health, Social Media, and Technology Positively During COVID 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Laura Tierney, Founder and CEO, The Social Institute
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: Heads, Assistant Heads, Division Heads, Counselors, Deans of Students, Technology Directors, and others who support Advisory or Student Life, Grades 5-10

      Details and registration here.
      This event is eligible for ETI cohort registrants.
    • March 10, 2021 Loss and Joy in the New Year: Reaching for Wellness 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: PK-12 Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
      Details and registration here.
    • March 11, 2021 Creating an Integrated Program for Career Development and College Planning 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Hans Meeder
      Target Audience: College Counselors, Guidance Counselors, Curriculum Coordinators, Deans, Heads

      Details and registration here.
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