About Us/Leadership

Leadership

Art Viscusi, Head of School

Art Viscusi has been serving in the field of education for 27 years; exclusively in independent schools. A native of Saratoga, New York, Art began his career teaching third grade at the Phillips-Osborne School (now the Andrews-Osborne Academy) in Mentor, Ohio. From there, he moved to New York City and became assistant head of middle school and 7th and 8th grade dean at the Hewitt School. He served Hewitt for 13 years before taking on the role of assistant head of school at York Preparatory School in New York City. In 2018, Art was appointed as head of school at Holy Child Academy in Old Westbury, New York. While at HCA, he further developed the middle school program, built the lower school enrollment, and helped the school earn local and national recognition for its excellence.

Art earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego in secondary education and his Master of Arts in educational administration from Ursuline College. His focus throughout his studies and years in the field has been on curriculum and faculty development and he has led several schools through the process of curricular review and improvement. Art has served on several independent school accreditation committees and has also presented at various national independent school conferences.

Moving to Florida has been a goal for Art and his wife for several years and now that dream has become a reality. He and his wife are proud parents of Devin, age 17 and Aria, age 12. Devin is a senior in high school and Aria is a FIDS shark!

Governance

The Fisher Island Day School Board of Trustees is comprised of Fisher Island Club equity members and noted educators from the community at large. The Board of Trustees, our school leadership team, faculty, and families consistently maintain enthusiasm for what Fisher Island Day School has been and what it is yet to become. Our stable leadership, which is strong and visionary, continually looks for ways to enhance and improve what has been created and sustained in our brief history.

Jana P. Neff, President & Board Chair
Brian R. Neff, Treasurer
Lexie B. Potamkin

Michael J. Bell
James L. Ferraro
Donald S. MacKenzie

Katherine A. Parsons
Ernest M. Rudyak
Laurie B. Melnick