Purpose & Goal

The Federal Programs and Grants Management Department supports the successful implementation of various projects. Each grant is designed to increase, enhance and improve student and staff performance in Polk County Schools.

The goal of Title I is to improve student achievement through effective instruction, professional development, and family involvement.

District Grants

Federal Programs Staff

Name: Title: Phone:
Maria Longa Senior Director, Federal Programs & Grants Management 863-534-0647
Dawn Taylor Title I and Title II Specialist 863-534-0646
Sherry Boyette Senior Coordinator - Finance & Budget 863-519-3601
Peggy Andersen Senior Technician - Program Assistance TTI 863-534-0840
Natalie Stephens Senior Technician - Program Assistance TTI 863-534-0824
Aly Dort Senior Coordinator - Title I Basic Lead, Private, Charter 863-534-0784
Melissa Northup Coordinator - Program Support: Highly Qualified & PreK 863-534-0056
Courtney Sherman Coordinator - TTI, Title I 863-519-3603
Tomeka Thompson Coordinator - Program Support: PEP - WH, Extended Learning, Neglected/Delinquent 863-534-9241

Lina West

Coordinator - PIP, Parent & Family Resource Centers 863-519-3600
Cynthia Stybel Student Assignment Specialist - Private Schools 863-534-9242
Andy Baldwin Senior Coordinator of Title I
Special Programs – Migrant, Instructional Technology, Neglected and Delinquent


Ismael Jimenez Manager - Migrant ID&R and OSY Services 863-534-0655
Elsa Gonzalez Migrant Support Services Associate Technician 863-534-0656
Aylin Medina Migrant Records System Operator 863-534-0659
Yiny Vasquez Associate Technician – Migrant Data 863-534-0653
Alysa Nolen TRST - Technology, Federal Property 863-534-0776
Pam Diaz Network Manager 863-534-0657
Sheila Dyer

Principal on Assignment
Private Schools Title I Equitable Services Administration

Eileen Killebrew

Principal on Assignment
PreK, Parent Involvement and Extended Learning


Grants Management Staff

Name: Title: Phone:
Dawn Robertson Director of Grant Acquisitions 863-291-4792
Sheridan Stead Senior Grants Technician 863-291-4792
Byron Williams 21st Century Coordinator 863-534-0777

Rachel Sanchez

Paola Lopez

TRST - Trainer 21st Century

Grants Technician