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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.


DEI Events

OCM BOCES presents its First Annual Equity Summit at LeMoyne College

This two-day event will feature a variety of workshops, nationally renowned speakers, and opportunities for educators and leaders to focus on creating welcoming & affirming environments, high expectations, and rigorous instruction


  • José Luis Vilson: educator activist, and best-selling author of This is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education.
  • Huda Essa: national consultant. TEDx speaker, educator, and author of culturally-responsive children's books, including Teach Us Your Name and Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market.
  • Matthew R. Kay: public school teacher and author of Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom.
  • Kesha James and Shane Wiegand: creators of the highly touted Rochester Anti-Racist Curriculum Project
  • AANHPI Author Panel: Linda Sue Park, Grace Lin, Susan Tan, and Ellen Oh
  • Educational Vendors
  • Independent Bookstore
  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch Served DAILY
  • Close of day one Networking Event

Equity Summit Registration is NOW OPEN.


Professional Learning


Leadership Network

  • November 3, 2023
  • March 7, 2023
  • June 8, 2023




DEI Monthly Leadership Network

  • January 17, 2023
  • February 21, 2023
  • March 23, 2023
  • April 25, 2023
  • May 23, 2023
  • June 27, 2023