Sulentic Dowell Appointed to Louisiana Literacy Advisory Commission

November 7, 2023 
BATON ROUGE, LA - Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, PhD, Cecil “Pete” Taylor Endowed Professor of Literacy Leadership and Urban Education and Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education faculty member, was recently named a member of the Louisiana Department of Education’s Literacy Advisory Commission.Sulentic Dowell
Sulentic Dowell is one of the 14 members of the commission whose charge is to adhere to legislative mandates regarding literacy, specifically to serve as an advisory board to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). Part of the Literacy Advisory Commission’s work is to research and analyze policies, formulate policy and programming recommendations, and to ultimately report findings and recommendations by February 6, 2024. Sulentic Dowell shared, “Literacy learning and teaching is important work. Serving on this commission with colleagues from across the state is an honor and affirmation of my continuing research in the literacy area.”