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Dr. Lloyd is a seasoned elementary school educator of 20 years responsible for teaching reading literacy to students in grades 1-5th. She began her career in 2001, as a library media specialist and was quickly promoted to various leadership roles and led several cross-functional initiatives serving as the Reading First Coordinator for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Lead Teacher of the Comprehensive School Education Plan (CSEP), Coordinator of the Instructional Support Services Team (ISST), Chair of the Black History Month Committee, elected chair of the Buffalo Teachers Federation Building Committee, and served as the Executive Director of the School Library System for Buffalo and Rochester New York.

Although her focus is on early literacy and children’s literature, she conducted research in 2020 that led to the publishing of an eBook entitled the Pandemic Preparedness Guide for School Administrators: Policies, Practices, and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. This ultimately led to the creation of Edusite Scholars, an educational consulting firm focused on providing assistance to schools during the pandemic. She continues to uplift her community through full-time service in elementary education. Watch Full Video

Dr. Silvia Lloyd: Pandemic Preparedness Guide for School Administrators

Dr. Silvia M. Lloyd began her career as an elementary school librarian in 2001. Within three years, she was promoted to the supervisor of libraries for the Buffalo Public Schools where she also served as the executive officer of the Buffalo School Library Council for the New York State Library. Read Full Interview

Leading with love During Uncertain Times 

Dr. Silvia M. Lloyd makes her mission clear in her new book, Pandemic Preparedness Guide for School Administrators: Policies, Practices, and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read Full Article

Three Crises Biden will Inherit Come January 21st

On November 19, 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), announced that two vaccines may become available by the end of December 2020. Moderna and Pfizer have completed trials with efficacious rates that are almost as high as the measles vaccine effective rate. Moderna’s vaccine is found to be 94.5 percent efficacious and Pfizer’s is found to be 95 percent efficacious, compare that to the measles 98 percent effective rate and it sounds as if the coronavirus vaccine will be safe. Fauci was careful to use the word efficacious, as opposed to effective, to describe the coronavirus vaccine because it has only been tested in a clinical trial. The word effective describes the ultimate impact on society, which can only be determined when people actually take the vaccine. Therefore, we know the measles vaccine to be effective; however, the coronavirus vaccine is only thought to be efficacious, at this point. A recent Gallup poll revealed that 42 percent of Americans will not take a coronavirus vaccine. Read Full Page

Catalyzing Change in K-12 Ensuring that Black Lives Continue to Matter: Collaborating Across Divides

Dr. Paul Miller; Principal and CEO Green Tech High Charter School, Dr. Gregory Hutchings Superintendent Alexandria City Public Schools, Dr. Ericka Johnson-Allen Executive Director Responsive Education Solutions Marcus Hughes Account Manager Admiral Security Services Dr. Silvia Lloyd CEO S. L. Public Relations, and Dr. Bena Kallick Founder Institute for Habits of Mind. Watch Full Video

Maintaining a Positive Identity for African American Children in Trump’s Urban American Schools

As Americans brace for the new Secretary of Education under the Trump presidency, educators in urban school districts, where the majority of students are African-American, must safeguard young impressionable minds from what they fear could be even worse times ahead. Read Full Article

Silvia Lloyd: Despite technology, librarians still needed

When Laura Bush became America’s first lady in 2001, her contribution to the White House focused heavily on education.

President Lyndon B. Johnson was the first president to address school libraries at the federal level. In his War on Poverty campaign, he implemented the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Read Full Article