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
    • June 21, 2022 The Office Conference for Administrative Professionals 2022 4:00 PM to 7:45 PMSpeyer Legacy School
      In-person:  Speyer Legacy School
      925 9th Avenue, New York, NY  10019 (map)
      Audience:  This after school conference is for administrative professionals

      Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to entry.

      Details and Registration Here
    • July 11, 2022 Teaching for Equity and Justice: Beginning the Journey, with Facing History and Ourselves (5-part series) 10:30 AM to 12:00 PMeSeminar
      This is a weeklong series held on Monday-Friday, July 11-15; 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Juan Castellanos and Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      Target Audience: Grades 5-12, Teachers of all subject areas and administrators

      Details and registration here.
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