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


NYSAIS Executive Director Search Announcement - October 4, 2021, Read Here

NYSAIS Executive Director Search Update - September 20, 2021, Read Here

NYSAIS Executive Director Position Statement - May 27, 2021, Read Here

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
    • January 24, 2022 What Remote Learning Has Taught Us About Executive Functioning and What Do We Do Now 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom, Andrew Ayers and Amelia Glauber, Collegiate School 
      Three-part series: Mondays, January 24, 31, & February 7, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience:  Educators, K- 5th Grade
      Details and Registration here!
    • January 25, 2022 Using Statistical Data, Quantitative Maps, and ArcGIS Mapping to Analyze Social Justice and Environmental Issues 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via Zoom
      Tuesday, January 25, 2022 
      Presenter: Ayo Magwood, Uprooting Inequity LLC
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Middle and High/Upper School STEM and human geography educators, and curriculum/academic deans
      Details and registration here.
    • January 29, 2022 Trustee Governance Conference: Strategic Thinking for Boards and Heads of School 9:00 AM to 12:15 PMZoom

      Online via Zoom.

      Target Audience: Heads and Trustees

      Speakers: Nishant Mehta, Anne-Marie Balzano, Ari Betof, Tony Featherston, Mark Lauria, Mary Kay Makunas, Duby McDowell, Mark Mitchell, Caryn Pass, Staci Williams Seeley, and Amada Torres. 

      Details and registration here.
    • February 3, 2022 Experienced Teachers Institute (ETI22) Mohonk Mountain House

      Thurs. Feb 3 - Sat. Feb. 5, 2022
      New Paltz, NY

      Proof of Vaccination Required

       Leaders: Annie Byerly, Javaid Khan, Kenny Graves

       Details and Registration are here.

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