Meet our Members





Jen Daly, President

Term Expires: June 2022

Jen Daly has served on the Board of Education since 2013. She has a background as a public school arts educator, small business owner, and fitness professional. She has elementary school aged children and has lived in the district since 2012. Jen also serves as a member of the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association's Board of Directors.





sean mcnall, vice President

Term Expires: June 2022

Sean was elected to the Board of Education in 2019. Before joining the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival as Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director in 2014, he was a ten-year resident company actor with the Pearl Theatre Company NYC, where he also directed education programs and worked as a teaching artist in the New York City Public School System. Sean is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a proud member of Actors Equity Association. He lives in Nelsonville and is the proud parent of a Haldane Elementary School student.



peggy clements, trustee

Term Expires: June 2023

Peggy Clements has served on the Board since 2015. After earning a Ph.D. in psychology in 2003, she began working as a child development and education researcher. Her work focuses on the use of technology to support teaching and learning, particularly for science and math. Peggy’s son graduated from Haldane in 2016.



john hedlund, trustee

Term Expires: June 2024

John Hedlund has served on the Board of Education since 2018. He has two children who have been enrolled in the district since kindergarten. John has worked in the financial services industry for 20 years, and started his professional life as an elementary school teacher in Houston, Texas.



maggie valentine, trustee

Term Expires: June 2024

Maggie was elected to the Board of Education in 2021. She has 21 years of experience working as a financial journalist, from managing different sections of a national business magazine to supervising editorial coverage of the tech sector for a global news wire. Maggie has two children at Haldane Elementary School and often volunteers in their classrooms, as a garden parent, and a yearbook advisor.

Catherine Platt

District Clerk,

Luke Parrella

Student Representative, 2021-2022