Dr. Silvia Lloyd

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Dr. Silvia M. Lloyd earned her doctorate degree in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York in 2011; her dissertation was nominated for the dissertation of the year award.  She received a master’s degree in Library Science with a specialty in school libraries from the University at Buffalo (UB) and a master’s degree in School Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.  As an undergraduate student, Dr. Lloyd graduated cum laude from Buffalo State College with a bachelor’s degree in Communication, specializing in public relations, advertising, and journalism.  In 2005, she was granted permanent certification from the University of the State of New York Education Department in the area of School District Administrator.

With over 20 years in education, Dr. Lloyd worked in three of the “Big 5” school districts in New York State: Buffalo, Rochester, and New York City as well as in suburban school districts including White Plains and Hartsdale, New York.  She is fully versed in New York State Learning Standards, Common Core Learning Standards, and the Next Generation Learning Standards as well as the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) formerly known as the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards (ISLLC) Standards. 

Dr. Lloyd currently volunteers her time working to improve the Black studies curriculum in school districts and advocate for Black students by serving on the Capacity Committee of Black Edfluencers-United (BE-U) which is affiliated with A Black Education Network (ABEN), and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE).

Additionally, Dr. Lloyd contributes to the field of education by presenting at conferences and colleges, and serving as a guest panelist with an expertise in rebuilding schools after the pandemic, implementing digital literacy, using assessment data to identify gaps in early reading literacy, and teaching college level research and writing skills to high school students.  

In 2020, during the Coronavirus lockdown, Dr. Lloyd wrote an e-book entitled Pandemic Preparedness Guide for School Administrators: Policies, Practices, and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic and launched Edusite Scholars, a place where scholars and practitioners discuss leading issues in education that will affect policies and practices for Black children in New York State.  

Dr. Lloyd expresses that her greatest professional accomplishment is when students graduate with the potential to succeed in college and become lifelong learners prepared for the challenges that lie ahead because they have a quality education.

Kasserian Ingera? (And How Are the Children?)

~Traditional Maasai Greeting

Dr. Lloyd's Books

Pandemic Preparedness Guide for School Administrators: Policies, Practices, and lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Schools in Crisis)

Policies, Practices, and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Buffalo 10 Massacre: Spoken Word Poetry for Healing and Understanding

Unit and Lesson Plans Included (Seeking Social Justice for Black America)


  • Presenter: “Using Personal Narrative Picture Books for Teaching Students How To Write Personal Narratives,” Fall Into Books, 23rd Annual Children’s & Teen’s Literature Conference (2022)
  • Guest: “The Community Control Movement: New York’s Dirty Secret,” We The Parents of Western New York (2022)
  • Panelist: “The After Mask: Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Education,” Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. East Kings County Alumnae Chapter (2022)
  • Guest: “What do Children of Color Need from our Educational System” Parent Teacher Student Check In (2022)
  • Presenter: “Rebuilding Schools After the Pandemic,” Survivors of the Pandemic (2021)
  • Panelist: “Ensuring that Black Lives Continue to Matter: Collaborating Across Divides,” Courageous Conversations: Catalyzing Change in K-12 (2020)
  • Host: Edusite Scholars Presents, “Switching Course with Dr. Silvia Lloyd,” One-On-One Interviews with Scholars and Practitioners (2020)
  • Presenter: “Pandemic Preparedness for Administrators,” Black Edfluencers-United (BE-U) Capacity Committee Breakout Session (2020)
  • Presenter: “Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy,” Social Studies Professional Learning Community, Hartsdale, NY (2018)
  • Presenter: “Meeting New APPR Goals,” SUNY Statewide Teacher and School Leader Education Network, Empire State College, (2013)
  • Presenter: “Creating Writing Centers in the Elementary School Library,” New York City School Library System, Spring Exploratorium (2012)
  • Panelist: “Illustrious Ways Libraries Keep the Dream Alive,”American Library Association (ALA) – Social Responsibilities Round Table, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Multicultural Idea Exchange (2009)

Edusite Scholars

A place where scholars meet to share insights into all levels of education to inform policy and practice. Scholar practitioners in K-12 education and expert scholars in higher education provide deep content knowledge in 21st century issues in education. This channel is great for parents, teachers, elementary school principals, high school principals, assistant principals, boards of education, community members, education activists, politicians, and anyone who cares about their community. The quality of schools impacts the community it serves. The Black community is suffering from underfunded schools, the school to prison pipeline, and other inequitable issues in the flawed system that was built in the 1800’s prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. Black people were not included in the development of public schools; therefore, the system was created based upon Eurocentric values that no longer fit this generation of Americans who protested racism and white supremacy in 2020.

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