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 achievement gaps. 


The ESSA Advisory Committee advises the Maine DOE is carrying out its responsibilities under Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. It operates to identify issues across regions of the state and facilitate two-way communication between Maine DOE and the preK-12 education community throughout Maine. 

ESSA Advisory Members

ESEA Programs Team

Cheryl Lang
Director, Federal Programs and School Turnaround
Phone: 207-441-8059

Monique Sullivan
Title I Program Coordinator
Phone: 207-624-6723

Jackie Godbout
Title I Program Consultant
Phone: 207-624-6712

Shelly Chasse-Johndro
Title II Program Coordinator/State Ombudsman
Phone: 207-458-3180

April Perkins
Director of ESOL/Bilingual Programs & Title III
Phone: 207-441-9043

Travis Doughty
Title IV Program Coordinator
Phone: 207-624-6709

Daniel Weeks
Title V Program Coordinator/ Title I Data Specialist
Phone: 207-624-6749

Penny Henry
ESSA Data Coordinator
Phone: 207-624-6855

Cristy Osier
Management Analyst II 
Phone: 207-624-6705

Teri Peaslee
Tier Schools Professional Learning Coordinator
Phone: 207-624-6706