Syosset Academy Adds New Principal


Lisa Harrison has been appointed as the new Principal of Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) in Syosset, New York. A resident of Long Island, Harrison previously was Principal of the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx.

“The Mercy community welcomes Harrison and we anticipate that she will make major contributions to the mission of the OLMA school community and the many exciting initiatives we have underway in academics, C-STEM, EDucational and ENvironmental (EDEN) program research, technology and athletics,” said Margaret Myhan, President of Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

Lisa Harrison

Harrison earned her M.S. in Educational Administration from St. John’s University and both her bachelor’s and master’s in Secondary English Education from New York University.  In addition, she holds New York State permanent certification and school building leader professional requirements. Harrison’s distinguished career at Mount St. Ursula’s since 2001, includes working as an English teacher, Chairperson of the English Department, and Assistant Principal for Academics, prior to being named Principal in 2009.

Harrison is very enthusiastic about her new role as Principal at Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

“Mercy offers students a uniquely challenging yet nurturing environment in which they can explore their God-given gifts,” she said. “I look forward to meeting the students and working with the administration, faculty, and parents, all of whom are dedicated to their success.”

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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.

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