Educational Opportunity and Equity Division

Serving Schools through Title I School Improvement Grant

Monday, November 1, 2010, 4:12 pm

OPI has hired several staff to work with schools and communities under the Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG).  Nancy Coleman, SIG unit director; Sarah Pierce, SIG school advocate specialist;  Courtney Peterson, SIG Field Consultant; and Donnie Wetzel, Jr, Statewide Youth and Community Outreach Coordinator are the lead OPI staff working with all four of the school systems served under the SIG grant.  In addition, OPI has hired or contracted with transformation leaders, community liaisons, instructional and curriculum leaders and school board coaches to work in these communities.  The on-going effort with these schools and communities is to provide professional development and support for teachers, implement new curriculum and instructional strategies, create a meaningful teacher evaluation process, and work with school districts on their management of grant resources.

For more information, contact Nancy Coleman, 406-444-3551