Seymour Dual Language Academy

Stephen Polera


Jose A. Mora
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Stephen Polera
Pedro Abreu

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4645
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4973

School Address:

108 Shonnard Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

School Hours:

8:50 AM - 4:00 PM

About The Principal, Stephen Polera

Mr. Stephen Polera previously served as Vice Principal at Seymour Dual Language for three years and a Administrative Intern for two years in the Utica City School District. He began his career in education as a High School Math Teacher at Thomas R. Proctor High School. In his seven years of working in the Utica City School District, he also served on numerous school and community committees including the roll out and implementation of the new Common Core Algebra Curriculum in 2013. He has also had many opportunities to offer professional development to teachers through the Mohawk valley Writing Project at Utica College and has been trained as a teacher leader in the Integrated Co-teaching model though BOCES. Mr. Polera holds a Bachelor’s degree from Utica College in Math Education, Master’s degree from Utica College in Educational Leadership and Administration, and New York State School Building Leadership Certification. 


Students attending Seymour Dual Language Academy will be empowered to use the academic, social, technological, and cultural skills developed at Seymour to meet the demands of a competitive global community.


The mission of Seymour Dual Language Academy is to develop our students’ academic, social, technological and cultural skills through excellence in teaching and challenging curriculum. We engage students in rigorous learning experiences aligned to Common Core Learning Standards.


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#SCSDGivesThanks for Our Vice Principals: In celebration of National Assistant Principal Week (April 10-14, 2017), principals and secretaries nominated vice principals that they think are exceptional to be recognized!   Frazer   Frazer Principal Wil Mecum wanted to celebrate his vice principals this week in celebration of National Assistant Principals Week! “I know this will sound a little over-the-top,” he said. “But all three of Frazer’s Vice Principals are truly exceptional, in the ... more >>
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