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Literacy & Humanities
Janel Payette
Kathryn Daughton
p: (315)  431-8419

Welcome to the homepage of the Literacy and Humanities department. Our mission is to provide professional development, instructional coaching, resources and support for teachers and instructional leaders across a wide swath of content areas, in order to improve instructional practices and educational outcomes of our students. We are passionate about fostering growth mindsets for the individual and for school cultures.



Literacy Leadership

Literacy Leadership serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the NYS Next Generation ELA/Literacy Standards. The group meets several time a year to engage in professional conversations to develop a culture of literacy and collaboration using a variety of protocols and procedures, acquire literacy/ELA information from SED, and network with other school district's literacy leaders.

Here is a list of dates for leadership meetings under the purview of the Literacy Team for you to reference. 

Group Leadership Meeting Dates Contact
Early Learning 11/9, 1/19, 5/3 Patrick
Literacy 11/16, 3/4, 5/16 (SCDN Conference) Lisa Schlegel
Social Studies 10/12, 2/18, 5/26 Kathryn 

Meeting Archives

PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221

Matthew L. Cook, Ed.D.
District Superintendent
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