Teaching and Learning - Federal Programs

General Information

The Federal Programs department oversees Title I-A, Title II-A, Title III-A, Title IV-A and School Improvement Federal grants as well as ESOL, district & school improvement planning and leadership development.


  • Title I-A: Provides academic support and resources to schools serving economically disadvantaged students
  • Title II-A: Provides support to schools in teacher quality and ensuring we have highly qualified teachers in our classrooms
  • Title III-A: Provides language support to immigrant students and students with limited English proficiency
  • Title IV-A: Provides support for students in the categories of well rounded students, safe & healthy students and the use of technology in the classroom
  • School Improvement - Provides academic support and resources to schools identified by the state as needing improvement

Documents and Resources

Federal Programs - GA Dept of Education
Teacher Quality - GA Dept of Education
ESOL - GA Dept of Education
Office of School Improvement - GA Dept of Education

Contact Information

Tim Smith, Ed.D Executive Director of Federal Programs

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2154 or 2107

Chris Dryman Federal Programs Manager

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2138

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

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-3202

Tanya Kearse, Ed.S. Program Specialist - West Region

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2116

Tonya Sanders, Ed.S. Program Specialist - Central Region

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2080

Tammy Pope, M.Ed. Program Specialist - East Region

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2104

Veverlyn Ealy, M.Ed. Program Specialist - Parent & Family Engagement

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-3609

Shawn Fisher, Ed.S. Program Specialist - Foster Care, Homeless, Migrant, Neglected & Delinquent Education

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2137

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

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2090

Angel Moore, M.Ed. ESOL Academic Coach

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2120

Ana Maria de Rojas Bilingual Parent Liaison

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2135

Pauline Hughes Finance Specialist - Elementary Schools

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2154

Angela Pugh Finance Specialist - Middle & High Schools

MCSD Federal Programs
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2107