ESEA Federal Programs



The Maine Department of Education (DOE) is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of programs and activities carried out under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The Maine DOE has adopted a consolidated approach to the ESEA federal funding application and performance report. The consolidated approach allows ESEA Federal Programs to ensure required compliance with federal laws, support the effective implementation of local programs and provide regional support. Districts submit an annual application for ESEA funds, which is reviewed by the regional ESEA Program Manager. The following programs are included within the Maine DOE’s consolidated ESEA program application and monitoring systems: Title IA, Title IC, Title ID, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title V.


The mission of the ESEA Federal Programs Team is to ensure that ESEA Federal Programs in Maine provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education and close educational opportunity gaps.

Contact Information

Janette Kirk

Federal Programs Director

Phone: 207-441-0023

Email Janette

Jessica Caron

Title I Program Coordinator
Aroostook & Kennebec

Phone: 207-458-0334

Email Jessica

Rita Pello

Title I Program Coordinator
Hancock & York 

Phone: 207-530-6469

Email Rita

Ryan Reed

Title II Program Coordinator
Midcoast & Washington

Phone: 207-530-2129

Email Ryan

Travis Doughty

Title IV Program Coordinator
Penquis Region

Phone: 207-624-6709

Email Travis

Daniel Weeks

Title III & Title V Program Coordinator 
Cumberland & Western

Phone: 207-624-6766

Email Daniel

Tyra Corson

Management Analyst II


Email Tyra 

Monique Sullivan

School Improvement Coordinator


Email Monique


To contact the Maine State Ombudsman, please email Shelly Chasse-Johndro or call at 207-458-3180.