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 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
    • August 16, 2021 Showing Up and Standing Up: A 4-Part Journey Towards Antiracism for White Teachers 9:30 AM to 10:45 AMeSeminar
      This event will meet over four days: August 16-19, 2021 from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Jessy Molina and Jay Golon, Pollyanna, Inc.
      Audience: All educators, including teachers, staff members, and administrators

      Details and registration here.
    • August 16, 2021 Social Justice and Equity in STEM Classrooms 10:30 AM to 12:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Dr. Paulianda Jones, Katie Kartheiser, Dr. Annie Kloimwieder, Kim Lee-Granger, Science Faculty at Ethical Culture Fieldston School
      Audience: Science teachers, grades 7-12
      Details and registration here.
    • August 16, 2021 Creating Community as a Classroom Ensemble 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Madolyn Accola, LS Music Teacher, Friends Seminary
      1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: K-5 Music Teachers, with collaboration possibilities for classroom teachers, art teachers & librarians

      Details and registration here.
    • August 17, 2021 Further Exploration of Community Matters: Advisory Program 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      Audience: Teachers and Administrators, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
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