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Federal Programs/Professional Development

General Information

The Federal Programs/Professional Development department implements the following:

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Federal Grants

  • Title I-A: Provides academic support and resources to schools serving economically disadvantaged students; supports parent and family engagement
  • Title II-A: Provides teacher and school leader training
  • Title III-A: Provides language support to immigrant students and students with limited English proficiency
  • Title IV-A: Provides support for students in the following categories: being safe, healthy and well-rounded as well as the use of technology in the classroom
  • School Improvement - Provides academic support and resources to schools identified by the state as needing improvement
  • ESSER - Provides support to overcome the challenges presented from COVID

Professional/Leadership Development

  • Leadership Development Cohorts
  • Other Leader Training
  • Academic Coach Support
  • Teacher Training
  • School-Based Instructional Support
  • District Summer Conference

Contact Information for Federal Programs

Dr. Tim Smith, Ed. D.
Executive Director of Federal Programs
706-748-2154 or 2107
 

Chris Dryman
Federal Programs Manager
706-748-2138

Angie Blackstock, M. Ed.
Program Specialist- East Region
706-748-2083

Vev Ealy, M.Ed.
Program Specialist- Parent & Family Engagement
706-748-3609

Nakia Farley, Ed.S.
Program Specialist- Central Region
706-748-2080

Tanya Kearse, Ed.S.
Program Specialist-West Region
706-748-2116

Lauren Loughman, M.Ed. 
Program Specialist- ESOL & Title III-A
706-748-3202

Angela Moore, Ed.S.
ESOL Academic Coach
706-748-2120

Joanne Reynolds, M.Ed.
Program Specialist- Non Title I & Private Schools
706-748-2090

Ana Maria de Rojas
Bilingual Parent Liaison
706-748-2135

Vanessia Jones 
Finance Specialist- Elementary Schools
706-748-2154

Angela Pugh
Finance Specialist- Middle & High Schools
706-748-2107

Contact Information for Professional Development

Dr. Tim Smith, Ed. D.
Executive Director of Federal Programs
706-748-2154 or 2107

Dr. James Holemon, Ph.D.
Director of Leadership & Professional Development 
706-748-2104

Angie Jacobson, Ed. S 
Administrator of Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy
706-748-2132

Shawna Hartley, Ed. S
Teacher Quality Specialist Central Region
706-748-2139

Kyra Johnson, Ed. S
Teacher Quality Specialist East Region
706-748-2125

Malissa Jones, Ed. S
Teacher Quality Specialist West Region
706-748-2137

April Barrington
PD/GaTAPP Administrative Assistant
706-748-2106