The Albany Academies Announces New Head Of School
The Albany Academies are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher J. Lauricella as the new Head of School effective July 1, 2018. Chris has been an independent school educator since 1994 and comes to the Academies from The Park School in Buffalo where he served as Head of School for ten years. His professional experience spans both public and independent schools and includes administration, conducting educational research, classroom teaching, curriculum development, college counseling, and coaching. A native New Yorker raised on Long Island, Chris began his teaching career at the National Sports Academy at Lake Placid, where he lived and worked with aspiring Winter Olympic athletes. He began his administrative career as a Dean of Students at the Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, and went on to serve as the Head of Upper School at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts before becoming Head of School at The Park School.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in English Education from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with a focus in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.