Dr. Amos Lyso Appointed As New Middle School Head

Dr. Amos Lyso Appointed As New Middle School Head

January 31, 2024

The Dunham School is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Amos Lyso as the next Head of Middle School. Dr. Lyso will begin his new role in July following Mary Theriot’s retirement at the end of this school year.

In sharing the news of Dr. Lyso’s appointment with the Dunham community, Head of School Steve Eagleton said, “After conducting a national search, we are grateful for God’s faithfulness in bringing us the ideal candidate to lead our Middle School division. After spending more than 15 years in Christian independent schools, Dr. Lyso knows firsthand the transformative nature that this type of education can have on the lives of young people and understands the importance of challenging and encouraging students to reach their full potential in all areas of life—academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”

Dr. Lyso has more than 25 years of experience as an administrator, teacher, and coach. He comes to us from the American International School of Guangzhou where he is currently the Secondary Principal. Dr. Lyso previously served as the Head of Middle School at the British International School of Houston, Vice Principal at Yew Chung International School, and Campus Life Coordinator and math teacher at Seoul Foreign School.

He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry from Luther Seminary, and a Bachelor of Education from Pacific Lutheran University.

Dr. Lyso, his wife, Allison, and their first and fourth grade sons, Josiah and Malachi, are thrilled to be joining The Dunham School community, saying, “Although we have spent most of our careers overseas, we couldn't be more excited to join the Dunham community—one that is dedicated to academic excellence alongside a deep commitment to living out the truth and love of the core tenants of the Christian faith.” 

Dr. Lyso will return to Dunham in March to work with the school’s leadership team and the Middle School administrative team to prepare for the summer transition.

Please join us in welcoming the Lyso family to Baton Rouge and to The Dunham School.

We can't wait to welcome you!