summerLEAP at SUNY Brockport

brockport literacy tutorBrockport SummerLEAP is a six-week summer program that focuses on providing high quality summer enrichment to students of low-income families in the Rochester area in order to work towards closing the achievement gap and summer learning loss suffered by many of these children.

The program at Brockport works specifically with kids from Enrico Fermi School 17. Our mission is to work with the children from Enrico Fermi School 17 to combat summer learning loss and create an inviting and responsive environment. We will support this environment by promoting positive interactions with adults to enhance students’ social, emotional, physical, and academic development through exploration, inspiration, discovery, and inquiry-project based lessons for continued growth.

The College at Brockport: State University of New York, also known as The College at Brockport, is a four-year liberal arts college located in Brockport, NY. A constituent college of the State University of New York, it has been ranked by U.S. News in the first tier of Master’s-granting colleges in the Northeast region, and by Kiplinger’s among the top 100 “Best Value” public colleges and universities in the United States. Among its faculty are several Fulbright scholars, three Distinguished Professors, and a winner of the 2007 Flannery O’Connor award for fiction.


Program Director: Kathleen Olmstead

Kathy Olmstead, Ed.D., is an assistant professor in the department of Education and Human Development at the College at Brockport where she teaches courses in literacy education methods and literacy research. Kathy has an abundance of teaching experience. She has worked as a classroom teacher (in preschool, kindergarten and third grade), a reading specialist, as well as an ELA instructional specialist for students with disabilities grades K-8. Kathy has served as the director of the college’s Summer Literacy Institute, where she worked with interns to provide rich and engaging literacy experiences to diverse learners from local communities. Kathy is committed to developing authentic and meaningful learning environments that connect schools with families and communities.