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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Asyssa Haymore
Alyssa Haymore
p: (315) 453-4406

Welcome to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page. Our mission is to ensure that every person feels like they belong in all schools. We provide district coaching and regional offerings to support districts in creating Welcoming and Affirming environments for all.

Coming this Summer:

DEI Events

DEI COSER Leadership Network

This is a network of leaders participating in the OCM BOCES DEI COSER with a passion to live and lead with equity. These monthly meetings will focus on continuing to raise our awareness and capacity to implement NYSED's CRSE framework in our individual districts to ensure we create learning environments where everyone feels a sense of Belonging. We will look at best practices, policies, and procedures to attract and retain diversity, ensure equity, and foster inclusion.

Meeting Dates

8 Meeting(s)

# Date Time Location
1. Thu Oct 12, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cayuga


Wed Nov 8, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cayuga
3. Wed Dec 13, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Seneca
4. Thu Jan 11, 2024 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Seneca
5. Tue Feb 6, 2024 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cayuga
6. Thu Mar 7, 2024 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Seneca
7. Thu Apr 11, 2024 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cayuga
8. Thu May 9, 2024 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cayuga

DEI Leadership Network ALL: 

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion It is recommended that districts send a team to the DEI Leadership meetings that include teacher leaders (elementary, middle, and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of the district and regional capacity related to the Culturally Responsive Sustaining Framework. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the implementation of the four principles of the CRSE Framework from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support the equity and inclusion of all members of the education community throughout the region.

The expectation for participating in this group is: Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

  1. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.
  2. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.
  3. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, there may be additional opportunities for learning offered in the afternoon, OR your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

Dates: 11/20, 3/13, 5/22

PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221

Matthew L. Cook, Ed.D.
District Superintendent
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