Dr. Jen Lamia, Moderator
Byram Hills SD
Dr. Cheryl Champ, Moderator
Panelists and Presenter Bios
Dr. Margie Daniels Panelist
Administrator for Diversity and Equity
Peekskill City School District
Dr. Duane Christian Panelist
Clarkstown Central School District
New City, NY
Dr. Margie Daniels
Dr. Margie M. Daniels is an administrator in the Peekskill City School District with over 20 years experience in the field of education. As the administrator of Equity and Diversity, she has been afforded the opportunity to grow with the Peekskill City School District in keeping its promise in giving our best for ALL STUDENTS and the PEEKSKILL COMMUNITY.
A lifelong learner, Margie is a graduate of St. John’s University, where she earned her doctorate in 2015. However, she proudly states that she attended and graduated from Westchester Community College, and while there she learned how to be a student and to enjoy what education can open to you.
As a member of a number of civic organizations and social action networks, I find it imperative that I be involved in community action. Only through action and dedication to social justice causes, will we be able to right the wrongs around us.
As the great, Muhammad Ali stated, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth,” is what I believe. My greatest joy comes from service, and I believe that that is a gift God has given me.
A lover of travel and enjoying life to the fullest, is my delight! Seeing and experiencing God’s beauty in the world domestically and abroad is fulfilling and something that I encourage young people to do. That’s a passion that I love and continue to bask in.
Dr. Darrell Stinchcomb Panelist
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Equity
Dobbs Ferry School District
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Dr. Julio Vasquez Panelist
Director of Instruction and Human Resources
North Salem Central School District
North Salem, NY
Dr. Julio Vasquez
Dr. Vazquez is the Director of Instruction and Human Resources. He has worked in the North Salem Central School District since 2015. He has been an educator and administrator in New York State for twenty-two years. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Southern California and his Master's degree in General, Special and Bilingual Education from Bank Street College of Eduation in New York City. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz with an advanced degree in school and district administration and has earned his doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership at Western Connecticut State University.
Dr. Vasquez believes in collaborating with and supporting all students, teachers, administrators, support staff and families. His passion is providing an exceptional learning experience for all students that will empower them to become proficient problem solvers.
Dr. Cheryl Champ
Additional Presenter Bios
Traci Jackson is currently the Executive Director for Human Resources for the City School District of New Rochelle. However, she did not begin her professional career in education. Prior to entering the field of education, Mrs. Jackson was a successful District Sales Manager for two of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world.
The thrill of educating others and the influence of those around her led her to step out on faith, return to school and enter the field of education. And, after 17 years as an educator in the White Plains City School District, she joined the City School District of New Rochelle, as the Executive Director of Human Resources. While Jackson loved being in the classroom, she realized that in order to influence real change in school districts she needed to leave the classroom and seek a district level administrative position. Her father had always told her “Traci, if you are not at the table, you will always be on the menu.” She decided to seek a seat at the table by joining the City School District of New Rochelle as the Executive Director for Human Resources. She is excited to be a member of an executive administrative team who have become change agents on the path towards leaving a legacy of inclusivity, betterment, and opportunities for all members of the school community.
Mrs. Jackson earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Howard University in Washington, D.C. In addition, she earned her Master of Professional Studies in Elementary Education and Special Education from Manhattanville College and graduated from their School Building and School District Educational Leadership Advanced Studies Program. Traci has lived in Greenburgh, New York with her husband and children for over 28 years. Her son and daughter are both recent college graduates who have now begun their own professional careers, so her and her husband are learning to enjoy being empty nesters along with their dog, Mojo.
Dr. Gail Duffy
Dr. Gail Duffy is the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction & Human Resources in the Irvington UFSD. Prior to her current position, she served as the Assistant Superintendent for Administration & Instruction and Director of Curriculum & Instruction in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns as well as the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in the Cornwall CSD. Gail has also been an elementary principal, assistant principal and assistant coordinator of special education & related services and an elementary/special education teacher. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree from the State University of Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, NY , her Masters of Science in Education and Masters in Educational Administration from Pace University in White Plains, New York and her Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Manhattanville, NY. In her 27 years in education, Gail continues to focus on how to support both students and adults with their SEL needs by offering workshops on Self-Care, SEL and Mindful movement where they can access tools and strategies to become the very best version of themselves. Gail also serves as an adjunct professor at Hunter College in the Educational Leadership Program. She is the proud mom of two teenagers who keep her grounded and remind her to stay present each day.
Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in history and African studies from Drew University, a master’s degree in special education from Long Island University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehman College.
Dr. Joseph Lloyd
Dr. Joseph Lloyd proudly serves as the Director of Staff Relations in the South Orangetown Central School District. He has worked in the field of education for twenty-one years. He previously served as the Principal of Sloatsburg Elementary School in the Suffern Central School District, while also working as an assistant principal and classroom teacher in the North Rockland Central School District. While attaining his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany, he studied the impact of the New York State Annual Professional Performance Review process upon teacher morale. Since joining SOCSD in 2019, he has worked to develop his district’s talent pipeline to be more diverse and inclusive by building new partnerships, expanding recruitment opportunities, and remodeling the hiring process. He is a happily married father of two children, enjoys cooking, hiking and remains a devout Buffalo Bills fanatic.