Caryn Shaw Associate

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Caryn Shaw is passionate about providing the best educational experiences for today’s and tomorrow’s students. She is a former school board president and board member. She is experienced in K-12 education oversight and brings a board member’s perspective to her work at HYA. She has been a board member on numerous superintendent searches and strategic plans as well as part of various board committees including, leadership, finance and operations, communications, strategic planning, and involved in creating a new board committee on exploring race and racism.

With her business background coupled with her last 20 years in board leadership roles in non-profit organizations, she provides a unique perspective on board relations and board governance. Caryn is always looking for innovative ways for schools to be more efficient and productive, whether it’s championing the use of technology and integrating it into classrooms, developing partnerships with universities to expand student access to real-life opportunities, amplifying student voice in schools, or securing the financial support necessary to support school budgets by coming up with ideas to cut costs and raise revenues.

Caryn has a BA in Creative Writing and Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an MBA in Marketing and Management from Hofstra University.