Office of Innovation & School Reform


What is Office of Innovation and School Reform (OISR)?

Innovation and School Reform is dramatic intervention in a low-performing school that both produces significant achievement gains within two years and prepares the school for long-term transformation into a high performing organization.


The mission of the Office of Innovation and School Reform is to provide a comprehensive system of support for school innovation and the turnaround of low achieving schools.

Core Strategies:

  • Provide access to information and models of best practice
  • Create professional communities of practice across the State
  • Connect districts and schools to key change partners and partner organizations
  • Promote high quality school design through funding and outreach

School Turnaround

School Turnaround Resources

Commissioner Elia Supports NYS P-TECH


Non Receivership Schools with a SIG or SIF Grant

Resources (Under construction)

Do you have a question? 

Ask the OISR Team.  

Office of Innovation and School Reform (OISR) Team:

  • Dr. Cheryl L.H. Atkinson, Assistant Commissioner
  • LoriAnn Curtin
  • Antonio Parente
  • Barbara Moscinski

Tel: 518-473-8852

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Last Updated: December 1, 2016