District 26 Team
Superintendent, CSD 26
Danielle Giunta has been the Community Superintendent in District Twenty-Six in Queens since 2014, serving over 18,000 students and their families across twenty-eight (28) Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade schools, where she prioritizes her work in nurturing an inclusive environment, building coherence of experiences, and growing leadership, capacity and sustainability at every level in pursuit of equity and excellence for all. Mrs. Giunta conducts Principal Performance Observations and informal support visits, providing schools with accurate, fair and credible review experiences, coupled with high-quality feedback in an effort to advance the work of ongoing school improvement.
As an experienced early childhood teacher, assistant principal, and principal Mrs. Giunta was committed to strengthening her school community and recognized for her efforts in expanding parent engagement, supporting teacher development through nurturing teacher leaders, and mentoring aspiring school leaders; all of which she continues to prioritize in her current role. Mrs. Giunta is a 2011 Cahn Fellow, having participated in the program that honors distinguished principals at Teachers College, Columbia University. Previously, she served as Network Leader for a portfolio of 28 diverse schools across four community school districts in NYC.
Mrs. Giunta received her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Bank Street College of Education. Mrs. Giunta is also a former mentor for the NYC Leadership Academy’s Aspiring Principals Program and has worked as an adjunct professor in the CUNY Queens College Educational Leadership department. In 2016, Mrs. Giunta joined the adjunct faculty at Baruch College as part of the Advanced Leadership Institute, in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. In this role, Mrs. Giunta served as an instructor and faculty advisor for a cohort of distinguished principals, district, Field Support Center and central leaders in pursuit of advancing their knowledge and skill set in leading system level change.
Special Instructional Liaison
In his career spanning over 22 years, Anthony Inzerillo has served as a paraprofessional, teacher, assistant principal and, for the last 15 years as the Principal of the Maurice Fitzgerald School, P.S. 199 in Queens. Under his tutelage, P.S. 199 consistently made impressive gains in student achievement and excelled in progress across all student groups. Through a commitment to fostering “strong family and community ties,” Mr. Inzerillo nurtured partnerships with Community Based Organizations, leading to recognition as one of the city’s largest Arts partnerships with NYC Ballet among others. Additionally, P.S. 199Q has hosted over 75 visits from educators across NYC and the country to highlight their approach to a balanced literacy program, resulting in visiting educators who leave inspired to replicate and create strategies, structures and routines for their respective communities.
Mr. Inzerillo’s experience has provided him the opportunity to take on additional leadership roles inclusive of mentoring new leaders. Over his tenure as Principal at PS 199, Mr. Inzerillo received recognition for his leadership in many ways, including:Recognition of 15 Years of Exceptional Service as a New York City School Principal from the New York City Elementary School Principals Association, Educator of the Year Award from the United Federation of Teachers, Continued Dedication and Commitment to District 24 Schools from D24 Community Education Council, Commitment to the Community Award from Tibetan Language School of New York, Educator of the Year Award from Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, Ongoing, Exemplary Leadership Award from Chancellor Joel Klein, Commitment to the Community Award from Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Collaborative Community of Practice Award from Chancellor Carmen Farina. Mr. Inzerillo was born and raised in NYC and proudly attended NYC public schools from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
His greatest joy is spending time with his family and riding his motorcycles.
Executive Director of School Support & Operations
Maria Vera-Drucker is delighted to join the Community School District 26. Previously, Maria served as the Brooklyn North Director of Teaching and Learning. In collaboration with her team, she designed professional learning series in all content areas and provided instructional guidance in pedagogical practices to the Academic Response Team.
Prior to becoming the Director of Teaching and Learning, Maria was formerly the proud principal of the Felisa Rincon de Gautier School (32K376). She successfully transformed the elementary school into a 21st century model for Instructional Technology education. Maria is honored for her contributions to the STEAM- PBL curriculum design, data articulation inquiry cycles, NYCDOE showcase school, Teaching Fellow Academy host school, Center for Educational Innovation International (CEI) host school, and the New York City’s Best Public Elementary School (Hemphill & Raschka, 2017). In addition, she served as an assistant principal, Region 8 Instructional Technology staff developer, technology teacher, and classroom teacher for grades 4 and 6, where she applied Project-Based Learning as part of her teaching method. Maria holds a Master of Science from the New York Institute of Technology in Instructional Technology, and in District Leadership and Technology, and a doctorate degree in Education from the Sage Colleges.
Early Childhood District Administrator
Family Leadership Coordinator
Kim D’Angelo is the Family Leadership Coordinator for District 26. Born and raised in Queens, Ms. D’Angelo is a proud graduate of District 26 and New York City public schools. She received her B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Albany and, after a short career as a medical editor, returned to District 26 to raise her children.
As a parent leader in the district, Ms. D’Angelo collaborated with school administrators, community organizations, and elected officials to advocate for our parents and families. For more than a decade, she held various positions on School Leadership Teams and PTA executive boards. She presided over Presidents’ Council District 26 and represented District 26 PTAs on a citywide level at the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council.
Ms. D’Angelo is honored to be a part of the District 26 Team where she continues her work empowering parents and engaging families.
Family Support Coordinator
Wendy Mo is the Family Support Coordinator for Community School District 26. She is a proud product of the NYC public school system, and received her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from New York University.
As a Bayside parent, Mrs. Mo has taken on informal and formal parent leadership roles in service of supporting her three children, their respective schools and the District 26 community at large. She has partnered closely with the PTAs, Parent Coordinators and local elected officials championing our schools in service of ensuring the legacy of “Excellence in Education” continues. She has served on the PTA for the last eight years, has participated in the C-30 process, served on various committees and worked closely with the PS 41Q community as part of the participatory budgeting process resulting in one of Councilman Vallone’s largest allocations supporting critical upgrades to the school facility.
Mrs. Mo was excited and honored to join the District 26 team in January, 2019. She comes to us with experience in the private sector where her roles and responsibilities were focused on customer service and human resources which provided her with rich opportunities to hone her skills as an organizational and relational leader. She values the importance of teamwork and strong family-community ties in the efforts of enriching our children’s lives and education. She is wholeheartedly committed to our community and looks forward to working collaboratively in her role to help strengthen our schools and foster a warm and inclusive environment for our children and families.
Academic Policy, Performance and Assessment Specialist
Mr. Weir then transitioned to PS 146, an elementary school in the Bronx. During this time, he helped to launch the District 8 Science Fair, providing support to teachers, students and District staff to ensure the event was a success. He also served as the School Leadership Team Chairperson, helping to write the schools CEP. He also created and delivered professional development to teachers, in particular when schools transitioned to remote learning.
District Achievement and Instructional Specialist
Susan Ackert is a district achievement and instructional specialist for District 26. She received her B.A. in Psychology from NYU, her M.Ed in Elementary/Childhood Education and Teaching Students with dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Advanced Certificate in School Building and District Leadership from the College of St. Rose.
ML/ELL Services Administrator
Susan Mahl is the ML/ELL Services Administrator for District 26. She received her B.S. in Economics with a minor in Chinese from the University of Vermont and Yúnnán dàxué, her M.Ed with a concentration in English as a New Language from Long Island University, and her Advanced Certificate in School Building and District Leadership from the College of St. Rose.
Teacher Development and Evaluation Coach/Advance Lead
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Yun Kim, PhD