2017-18 Board of Education
Lara Stangel | Ira Schulman | Lori Kanner | Michael Sanders | Mia DiPietro
Robin Glat | Scott Levy
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.
Robin Glat, President
Robin Glat is serving her eighth year, in her third term as trustee for the Board of Education. This year she participates on the Communications and Audit Committees, Emergency Safety Team, and as Town Liaison. 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 BHHS.
Scott Levy, Vice President
Scott Levy is serving his first term on the Byram Hills Board of Education. Currently, he sits on the Audit Committee and serves as the School Board's liaison to the Town of North Castle and the Byram Hills Education Foundation. Scott also serves on the board of the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association. He was formerly a Board Member of the Byram Hills Education Foundation, serving two years as Chairman.
Scott is the Executive Director of the Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years working as an investment banker and investor. Scott is a Director of Gold Group Enterprises, a technology company, and he sits on the Investment Committee of Yard Ventures. He serves as Board of Trustee member and Vice Chairman of Blythedale Children’s Hospital and is 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.
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 nineteenth 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. Ira is a graduate of Lehigh University and Georgetown University Law School. He and his wife, Betty, a physical therapist, have lived in the District for 30 years. Their children graduated from Byram Hills in 2004 and 2008.
Lara Stangel is serving her second year of her first term on the Byram Hills Board of Education. Currently, she sits on the Policy and Athletic Advisory Committees 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.
Her professional career was as a psychiatric social worker, having received a Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College in 1992 and a Master Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in 1994. She also received an advanced degree in clinical social work from New York University in 1999.
She has been living in Armonk for 11 years with her husband, Justin, and their two daughters, Emily who is in seventh grade and Ashley who is in fourth grade.