Name: Dr. Doreen Saccomano
Title: Assistant Professor Adolescent Literacy
Office Location: Dyson 388 H
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2366
Degrees Held:

Ed. D.  from Central Connecticut State University


Permanent NYS  certification as School District Administrator 

                                            Permanent NYS certification in Reading K-12

Permanent certification in NYS Early Childhood and Elementary Education


Dr. Doreen Saccomano has a wealth of teaching experience, at both the K-12 and university level. She received a BA in Psychology from Lehman College, an M.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the College of New Rochelle and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. She has taught at Pace University and Mercy College and was a facilitator for online courses taught through Kaplan University. She has had experience as a classroom teacher at several grade levels, was a reading consultant for school districts, and served as Director of Instructional Support Services for the Monroe-Woodbury School District. Most recently, she worked as a reading specialist for the Briarcliff Manor School District, where she helped to restructure the Academic Intervention Services program for adolescent literacy education, helped to implement Response to Intervention within the literacy framework for adolescent literacy education and provided onsite, classroom-based professional development for teachers in her school. Dr. Saccomano’s research area of interest is in the conditions of learning that contribute to the development of adolescent literacy education.


Saccomano, D. (2013). Helping teacher candidates climb the staircase of complexity. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 7 (2), 38-46.


Saccomano, D. (2012). Book Review: Spaces and Places- Designing Classrooms for Literacy. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 7 (1), 87-90.

Research Interests:

Examining how the gradual release of responsibilty and the conditions of learning determine pre service teachers work with adolescent students.

Conferences & Workshops:

Selected Presentations:

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America. 2013. Understanding Complex Text, San Antonio, Texas
  • Literacy for All Conference, Lesley University. 2012.Uniting Reading Writing Workshop with the Common Core Standards. Providence, Rhode Island
  • New York State Reading Conference, 2011. Using Think Alouds to Release the Responsibility, Rye, New York
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America
  • International Reading Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development