2023 NAFEPA Conference – Sessions

NAFEPA Conference 2023

Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC

Virtual Pre-Conference Session (Optional)

View detail for Virtual Pre-Session below.

Monday, MARCH 20, 2023
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $125.00

SESSION A: The Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)…King of Everything
Facilitator: Lesli Laughter, Chief Academic Officer, 806 Technologies, Inc.

Schools have conducted needs assessments for years, right? So, why have another session on the CNA? The greater flexibility offered by ESSA brings added responsibility for LEAs. What does that mean for needs assessment processes and content? What makes it “comprehensive?” In many ways, the success of programs such as Title I and Title IV (among others) greatly depend on the depth and quality of the needs assessment. Are your schools doing the same old thing or have they discovered the secrets of utilizing the needs assessment as the springboard for closing gaps? Come build on what you already know and discover the components of a great CNA.

Pre-Conference Sessions (Optional)

View details for each Pre-Session below.

On-Site Conference Check-In:

Sunday, MARCH 26, 2023
8:30 am – 3:45 pm

Choose One AM SESSION: (Optional)

Sunday, MARCH 26, 2023
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $125.00

SESSION B: Welcome to the World of Federal Education Programming!
A workshop for first time federal program administrators

Celeste Merriweather, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Bridgeton Public Schools
Leticia Roman, Director, Federal Programs & Grants Development Services, Volusia County Schools

Learn the most essential information about how to successfully lead federal programs in your school district from two people who have “been there”. Meet colleagues who are new to the role of a federal program administrator and establish a valuable network of support that is essential to fulfilling your new role through NAFEPA. During this workshop you will learn more regarding Accountability systems, data management and organizational tips, federal parental involvement requirements, as well as additional ways to not just survive but thrive in your new role as a federal program administrator!

Metcalf-McDonald, Lea

Sunday, MARCH 26, 2023
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $125.00

SESSION C: Not So New Directors
Kimberly Glass, Federal Programs Director, Springdale Public Schools
Lea Metcalf-McDonald, Federal Programs and ESA Director, Texarkana Arkansas School District

This session is designed for the experienced federal programs administrator still striving for continuous improvement and professional growth. We will focus on strategic actions that can make us more effective and efficient while administering the programs that support the schools, staff, and students of our districts and states.

Only One PM SESSION: (Optional)

Sunday, MARCH 26, 2023
1:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Cost: $125.00

SESSION D: Federal Updates
Facilitator: Steven Spillan, Partner, The Bruman Group, PLLC

This session will discuss the latest guidance and regulations governing federal education funding.

Conference Sessions (Included)

Speaker-Cummins, Keith

Keith Cummins
Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Education

Sasha Pudelski
Director of Advocacy, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

Speaker-Kesslar, Tiffany

Tiffany Kesslar
Partner, The Bruman Group, PLLC

Speaker-Little-Graham, Bonnie

Bonnie Little-Graham
Partner, The Bruman Group, PLLC

Speaker-DeSchryver, David

David DeShryver
Editor, The NAFEPA Connection

Speaker-Mesecar, Doug

Doug Mesecar
Editor, The NAFEPA Connection

Speaker-Stephenson, Todd

Todd Stephenson
Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education

Speaker-Ryder, Ruth

Ruth Ryder
Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Shannon Coulter
Director of Assessment, Accountability, and Evaluation, San Diego County Office of Education

Patricia Karlin
Coordinator of State and Federal Programs, San Diego County Office of Education

Gary Miller
Associate Vice President of Content and Implementation for Curriculum Associates

Victoria Rosenboom

Victoria Rosenboom
Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education

Pete Key

Mansfield Key
CEO and Owner, Ole Pete Key Inc.

Dr. Walt Griffin

Walt Griffin
Retired Superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools

Patrick Carr
Director of the Rural, Insular, and Native Achievement Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education