Literacy Initiative

  • The Oswego County Literacy Initiative (OCLI) is a collaboration between all nine Oswego County school districts, the CNYOC Teacher Center, CiTi BOCES and the Reading League. The collaboration is the result of hours of soul-searching discussions between school district superintendents, other district administrators and CiTi BOCES leadership on how to best address the ever-challenging needs of Oswego County students and families.
  • Research indicates that coaching is a key component to successful implementation of any new initiative or learning. As part of the OCLI, regular, job-embedded coaching by Reading League trained coaches will support teachers as they seek to implement reading strategies in their classrooms throughout the school year.
  • Data collection will also be an integral component of the initiative. Tools such as teacher surveys, pre-post questionnaires, administrator and teacher interviews, assessment data, attendance/behavior data will be used to measure changes in teacher practice, attitudes and beliefs about effective reading instruction and the learning outcomes of the students. The results will be used to make informed, data-based decisions on professional development, teacher support and the initiative’s overall level of impact on reading achievement throughout Oswego County.

The Reading League Coach Coordinator

Kelli Johnson

District PreK-6 Reading Coach & District-Level LETRS Facilitator

Chris Castiglia

The Reading League District Coaches

CER: Sayjel Patel FLS: Lori Keevil FPS: Sayjel Patel

KPS: Jim Youngs MIN: Lorinda O'Brien

LETRS Trained Teachers 2018

Kathy Manion, Cheryl Beck, Jennifer Symborski, Tricia Caroccio,

Chris Castiglia, Gretchen Coakley

LETRS Trained Teachers 2019

Jill Anzalone, Amy Armet, Tim Barbeau, Amanda Barber, Melissa Barlow, Stacia Bartlett, Kristy Bletch, Jamie Brancato, Kelsey Burns, Jackie Clark, Terri Cullen-Stacy, Sheri Dafoe, Stacy Dawson, Stephanie Dawson, Amanda Dedeo, Carolyn Dehm, Stacy Devendorf, Val Donovan, Megan Flett, Catie Furleti, Cari Joyce, Michaela Kearns, Jill Keevil, Stephanie Krapf, Bridgette Krawczyk, Rachel Little, Ashley Malchoff, Hope Mazuroski, Sandy McCann, Rayna Mills, Bev Murtha, Stephanie Poel, Diana Proano, Stephanie Rice, Katherine Robinson, Kathy Shafer, Marlena Shortslef, Melissa Stafford, Brian Steffen, Angela Thomas, Justin Tossas, Erin Trapasso, Robin Tryon, Kelly Waite, Erin Wilder, Heather Wilson, Heather Wood

LETRS Trained Elementary Principals 2019

Linda Doty, Stephanie Griffin, Donna Simmons, Jennifer Sullivan, Mary Volkomer

LETRS Trained Teachers 2020

Coming soon! Stay tuned!