Director of Elementary Humanities, Reading, and Libraries
Welcome to the department of elementary humanities, reading and libraries. Through a variety of educational approaches and experiences, the Patchogue-Medford School District seeks to promote a passion for the world around us and for the past which has shaped it. Students are encouraged to investigate and explore ideas of the world in order to foster cultural, social, and political understandings while developing students’ critical and empathetic thinking and love of literacy.
Ms. Deland has been the director of elementary humanities, reading and libraries since July 1, 2016. Sharon Deland obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, a Master of Art in literacy, and went on to earn a professional diploma in educational leadership. At the time of her appointment, Ms. Deland had been in the Patchogue-Medford School District for more than fifteen years in a variety of administrative and teaching positions.