Literacy and Humanities
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Visit the Instructional Support site for your content area to view DESE resources, professional development opportunities, grants, and more!
Welcome to the Office of Literacy and Humanities! We are here to support educators in their work with students and families. We partner with and support the capacity of educators to provide an excellent education in Literacy and Humanities to EVERY student in Massachusetts. Explore our resources for high-quality instructional materials as well as professional learning opportunities.
Our vision is for ALL students in Massachusetts to experience an excellent education in Literacy and Humanities, in which every student:
- Masters the rigorous standards and disciplinary skills set forth in the Massachusetts Frameworks for ELA and Literacy, History and Social Science, and Arts
- Develops rich interdisciplinary content knowledge about the world
- Develops the dispositions and social-emotional competencies needed to thrive in society and life
- Develops the capacity to make informed civic choices and assume their responsibility for strengthening equality, justice, and liberty in the world.
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Contact the Literacy and Humanities Team
|Dawn Benski||Arts Content Support Lead|| firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mary Brown||GEER Coordinator|| mary.L.email@example.com|
|Coleen Thomas-Debari||ELA/Literacy Content Support Specialist, English Learners|| firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Donna Goldstein||ELA/Literacy Content Support Lead|| email@example.com|
|Reuben Henriques||History and Social Science Content Support Lead|| firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Susan Kazeroid||ELA/Literacy Content Support Lead|| email@example.com|
|Tracey Martineau||ELA/Literacy Content Support Lead|| firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Allison Pickens||ELA/Literacy Content Support Specialist, GLEAM coordinator|| email@example.com|
|Woodly Pierre-Louis||ELA/Literacy Content Support Lead|| firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Katherine Tarca||Director, Literacy and Humanities|| email@example.com|
Last Updated: March 15, 2021