Rochester Office
Laura Payne-Bourcy, PhD
8 Parham Drive
Rochester, NY 14526
Syracuse Office
Scott Shablak, PhD
PO Box 35150
Syracuse, NY 13235
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Dr. Laura Payne-Bourcy

Partner, has served as a visiting faculty at Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego. Her research and development work focuses on enhancing student achievement in high-needs rural and urban school systems. Holding NYS certification in school administration (SDA), English teaching (7-12), and elementary grades from nursery school to grade six, Dr. Payne-Bourcy is a consultant to higher education and public schools, has presented her work at the state and national levels, and has published her findings in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Payne-Bourcy conducts studies and program evaluation to ensure appropriateness, adherence to quality standards, and continuous program improvement in K-16 settings supported by local, state, federal and foundation funds. She designs educational interventions to support student achievement and related professional development in high-needs schools and communities. She manages funded grants that support distance learning, technology integration, teacher research, K-12 literacy and varied professional development initiatives. Some of her current work addresses adult literacy, individuals with disabilities, after-school programming, obtainment of higher education, and school district strategic planning. Currently is working with school boards and the school community on focal targeted strategic planning. Dr. Payne-Bourcy holds a Ph.D. in Reading & Language Arts and Educational Leadership from Syracuse University.