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Pictured (left to right): Back Row: Beth Chaplin (MN), Tiffany Jones (MS), Tom Kirk (OK), Dan Froemel (TN), Monica Shack (KY), Shelly Ellis (OK), Kristine Nadolski (WI), Kyle Peaden (WI); Front Row: Katie Penkoff (NDTAC), Meg McCullough (IN), Pat Frost (NE), Amber Skaggs (KY), Tiffany Frierson (VA), Rachel Beech (KS), LaDonna Rudolph (AL), Tara Rodriquez (KY), Christina Wales (MO), Dawn Carmody (MI); Not Pictured: Petro Johnson (AL), Chandra Martin (AR), Whittney Mitchell (GA), Nathan Williamson (IN), Doug Boline (KS), Edeltress Brown (LA), Tim Vanderheiden (NE), Basil Harris (SC), Erin Christian (TN), Jackie Jacobson (TN), Beckey Derenge (WV)

Contact Information:


Petro Johnson, (334) 694-4751 pjohnson01@ALSDE.edu (ND Coordinator)

Milanda Dean, (334) 694-4524, mdean@alsde.edu (Education Administrator)


Chandra Martin, (501) 683-5424, chandra.martin@arkansas.gov (ND Coordinator)

Jayne Green, (501) 682-2395, jayne.green@arkansas.gov (Title I Director)

Bobby Lester, (501) 682-1293, bobby.lester@arkansas.gov (Coordinator of Federal Program)


Melanie Barner, (404) 656-2004, melanie.barner@doe.k12.ga.us (ND Coordinator)


Nathan Williamson, (317) 232-6671, nwilliamson@doe.in.gov (ND Co-Coordinator, Subpart 1)

Meghan Mccullough, (317) 234-2130, mmccullough2@doe.in.gov (ND Co-Coordinator, Subpart 2)


Rachel Beech, (785) 296-8965, rbeech@ksde.org (ND Co-Coordinator) 

Doug Boline, (785) 296-2600, dboline@ksde.org (ND Co-Coordinator)


Monica Shack, (502) 564-3791, monica.shack@education.ky.gov (ND Co-Coordinator)

Amber Skaggs, (502) 564-3791, amber.skaggs@education.ky.gov (ND Co-Coordinator)


Edeltress Brown, (225) 342-1506, edeltress.brown@la.gov (ND Coordinator)


Dawn Carmody, (517) 335-4530, CarmodyD1@michigan.gov (ND Coordinator)


Beth Chaplin, (651) 582-8328, beth.chaplin@state.mn.us (ND Co-Coordinator)

Leigh Schleicher, (651) 582-8326, leigh.schleicher@state.mn.us (Interim Director of the Student Support Division)


Christina Wales, (573) 751-9124, Christina.Wales@dese.mo.gov (ND Coordinator)


Tiffany Jones, (601) 359-2462, TTJones@mdek12.org (ND Coordinator)

Brendsha Roby, (601) 359-3499, BrRoby@mdek12.org (Schoolwide Development Director)


Pat Frost, (402) 471-2478, pat.frost@nebraska.gov (ND Coordinator)

Tim Vanderheiden, timothy.vanderheiden@nebraska.gov


Thomas Kirk, (405) 521-4878, Thomas.Kirk@sde.ok.gov (ND Coordinator)

South Carolina:

Basil Harris, (803) 734-8373, bharris@ed.sc.gov (ND Coordinator)

Linda Mirabal-Pace, (803) 734-6010, lpace@ed.sc.gov


Dan Froemel, (615) 351-1208, Daniel.Froemel@tn.gov (ND Coordinator)

Erin Christian, (901) 504-9627  Erin.Christian@tn.gov (Regional ND Coordinator) 

Jackie Jacobson, (615) 390-4549, Jackie.jacobson@tn.gov, (Non-Traditional Educational Program Consultant)


Tiffany Frierson, (804) 371-2682, Tiffany.Frierson@doe.virginia.gov (ND Coordinator)

Lynn Sodat, (804) 225-2870, Lynn.Sodat@doe.virginia.gov (Director of Program Administration and Accountability)

West Virginia:

Rebecca Derenge, (304) 558-7805. ext. 25304, rderenge@k12.wv.us (ND Coordinator)


Kyle Peaden, (608) 266-5404, kyle.peaden@dpi.wi.gov (ND Co-Coordinator, Subpart I)

Kristine Nadolski, (608) 267-7338, Kristine.Nadolski@dpi.wi.gov (ND Co-Coordinator, Subpart 2)

Susan Piazza, (608) 266-2813, Susan.Piazza@dpi.wi.gov (Assistant Director, Title I and School Support Team)


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Most Recent Call Summary

NDTAC Topical Call #3: Utilizing Title I, Part D Funds for the Provision of Transition Services
September 10, 2019 - 10:00am

NDTAC’s Topical Calls offer a forum for state Title I, Part D (Part D) Coordinators and their state educational agency, subgrantees, and facility colleagues to learn and discuss challenges, questions, strategies, resources, and successes on a particular topic of interest related to students who are considered neglected or delinquent. The 2018/2019 Topical Call Series focused on innovative uses of Title I, Part D funds that address prevalent needs. Call #3 of the 2018-2019 series focused on the provision of the transition services needed to assist students in successfully transitioning from out of home placement (i.e., juvenile corrections, juvenile detention, residential facilities, residential treatment, etc.) to further schooling or employment. This call included a brief overview of the definition and elements of the transition process; effective transition practices; and facility, youth, family, and community/system-centered activities at each stage from entry into the juvenile justice system to aftercare. Title I, Part D Specialist Murray Meszaros shared how public educational services are funded in Utah for youth who are in state custody or state care and described the rationale for and statutory waiver process completed allowing Utah to allocate up to 100% of the Title I, Part D funding to transition-related services.  Finally, three of Utah’s Education Transition and Career Advocates (ETCA), Evyann Stinson, Jennifer Gualtier, and Marv Luddington, described their role in providing education transition and career advocacy services to youth in state custody or care. 

Call Materials

NDTAC Liaison

Katie Penkoff, Ph.D.

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