Donna DeSiato G’04 Cites School of Education Collaboration as She Responds to ESM Threats

As reported by (Sept. 26, 2022), East-Syracuse Minor, Solvay, Corcoran, and Henninger high schools in the Syracuse area experienced a spate of racial threats of violence across September 25 and 26.

School of Education alumna and member of The Study Council, Donna DeSiato G’04, Superintendent of East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District, spoke to about how her school district is handling the threats.

In the short term, DeSiato’s school has installed new weapons-detecting security technology. Among long term measures to promote an equitable, inclusive, and antiracist learning community, she cites her ongoing collaboration with the School of Education. The Study Council, for instance, encourages its members to perform “equity audits,” a task that DeSiatio says in this interview fits well with her district’s strategic planning and its focus on “disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and socio-economic status.”

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