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
ESEA Federal Programs Director 
Phone: 207-441-8059


Ryan Reed
Title II Program Coordinator
Phone: 207-530-2129

Jessica Caron
Title I Program Coordinator
Phone: 207-458-0334

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

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

Cristy Osier
Management Analyst II 
Phone: 207-458-2013

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

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