2017-18 Board of Education
Mia DiPietro | Robin Glat | Lori Kanner | Scott Levy
Michael Sanders | Ira Schulman | Lara Stangel
Scott is the Director of Private Investments at Klingenstein, Fields. Prior to that, he spent 20 years working as an investment banker, most recently as a Managing Director at Barclays. Scott currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Blythedale Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees and as President of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Westchester. He graduated with a degree in economics from Harvard College and completed a Senior Research Fellowship in public education policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to joining the Board of Education, Mia served on the BHPA Board for five years, acting as liaison to the Board of Education. In addition, she managed the BHPA Facebook page and served on the Working Moms Committee.
She has participated in the Byram Hills Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) as a class parent for two of her children in both Coman Hill and Wampus Schools. She is also a Girl Scout troop co-leader.
Mia works as a Talent Management Systems Project Manager for Marsh & McLennan Companies where she has worked since 1998.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education from Clark University in 1992 and studied System Analysis and Design at Columbia University. They have lived in Armonk since 2007.
Robin Glat is serving her seventh year, in her third term as trustee for the Board of Education. This year she participates on the Policy, Communications, Budget, Emergency/Safety, and Audit Committees. She has previously served as Board President and Vice President, and on various Board committees. Prior to being elected to the Board, Robin served on the Board of Education Facilities Advisory Committee and as President, Secretary, and School District Liaison for the Byram Hills Pre-school Association. She is a PTSA member and a proud Bobcat Boosters and BHEF supporter. Robin was on the Armonk United Soccer Club management team and was the travel team manager. Her previous professional experience includes Managing Director, Marketing Director, and Business Development Manager positions for direct marketing and general advertising. In addition, she had dedicated her efforts to enhancing her industry and her companies by contributing as international industry panelist, seminar leader, contributing columnist and instructor. Robin is a graduate of Ithaca College and has been a resident of Armonk since August 2000. She and her husband, Jeff, have twin boys at Byram Hills High School.
Michael R. Sanders is serving his second year of his first term on the Byram Hills Board of Education. Currently, he participates in the Board’s Audit and Budget Committees and is the Board’s liaison to the Athletics Advisory Council and the Byram Hills Education Foundation. Mike was formerly a Board Member of the Byram Hills Education Foundation, serving as past Chairman and Treasurer.
Mike is the President & Chief Investment officer of Clark Dodge Asset Management, LLC. He co-founded the registered investment adviser in 2010 and has more than more than 23 years of investment management and financial services experience. He is Series 65 securities licensed.
Mr. Sanders earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA in Finance from Long Island University's CW Post Campus. He and his wife, Kelley, have four children attending the Byram Hills schools.
Ira M. Schulman
Ira is serving his eighteenth year on the Board of Education and has served seven terms as Board President. Ira is a partner at the national law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and specializes in all aspects of construction law. Ira's practice primarily involves the negotiation of construction contracts and the disposition of complex construction disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution procedures. He is a frequent lecturer on construction law for various bar associations and continuing legal education providers.
Lara Stangel is serving her first term on the Byram Hills Board of Education. Currently, she sits on the Health Advisory Committee and serves as the School Board's Liaison to the PTSA.
Prior to joining the Board of Education, Lara had served on the Byram Hills Preschool Association House Tour Committee. She also served on the PTSA as the vice president of education from 2010 to 2013, the PTSA president from 2013 to 2015 and the PTSA liaison to the Byram Hills Education Foundation (BHEF). She was a trustee of the BHEF from 2011 to 2013, and again from 2015 to 2016, where she served on the Grant, Insta-Grant and Gala Committees.
As PTSA president, she established its Advocacy Committee, the purpose of which is to inform and help mobilize the community about educational reform and to instruct how to navigate changes that directly impact the Byram Hills School District.