Seliat Dairo Senior Associate

Seliat joined the Search and Consulting practice after four years in the Placement Group at Carney Sandoe.

While serving as a Placement Counselor supporting science, history, visual art, and health and fitness teachers, she was also deeply involved in diversity and equity work at the firm as a member of the Diversity and Equity team, planning Carney Sandoe’s annual FORUM/Diversity conference, and presenting on pathways to headship at the BOLD Summit at Galloway.

Previous Experience

Before Carney Sandoe, Seliat worked at Ethical Culture Fieldston School (NY) in the Progressive and Multicultural Education department, working on special projects including the planning of the Progressive Education Network Conference and internal teacher development programs, as well as DEI resources for students, parents, and hiring teams.

Education and Interests

A native New Yorker, Seliat is an alum of The Kew-Forest School (NY) and the Prep for Prep leadership development program. She received a B.A. in international comparative studies and Arabic at Duke University and completed her master’s in education entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania while working in the Placement Group.

Her interests include learning how people learn about each other, exploring the world, and rebuffing millennial slander.