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Developing Your Game Plan for Federal Funds

October 20, 2022



October 20, 2022

School Teacher


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9:00 - 10:00 am Central Time

Option 2

4:00 - 5:00 pm Central Time

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Sessions Occur on Zoom


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The communication, and implementation of federal aid at the district and school level can be confusing and stressful. As leaders we want to understand and maximize our funding to support our school communities.
As a result of attending this FREE webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Develop/strengthen their understanding of the What, Why and How of federal relief packages (ESSER II & III) 

  • Recognize the opportunity to access/maximize federal grant funds (Title I, II, III, and IV) for on-going fiscal management

  • Understand the key components of a game plan that identifies impact and fosters sustainability 


Christie Dugan has almost twenty-five years of experience in education and has K-12 experiences as a teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, coordinator, and principal. Recently, she served as the Director of Professional Learning inPrince William County schools supporting over 100 schools, 10,000 employees, and 90,000
students. Christie earned her Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology and anatomy, and a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning from the University ofPittsburgh. As a teacher leader she recognized her passion for leading and professional learning and furthered her experience with a Master of Science inLeadership Development and K-12 administrator certification. Recently,Christie received her Ed.S in Educational Administration and Public Policy from George Washington University and earned the Woodson Scholarship for outstanding practitioner. As a result of this scholarship, she was afforded the opportunity to write, restructure and implement new curriculum for the Educational Leadership program.


Christie has expertise in the areas of data/program evaluation, coaching, Professional LearningCommunities, continuous improvement, and the support of new teachers and leaders has influenced the practice and development of students, teachers, and leaders in multiple divisions. Through her experiences, Christie has created the opportunities and structures for collaboration between teams, schools, and central office, resulting in high-quality professional learning and coaching focused on impact. During her tenure as a professional educator and leader she be recognized for receiving grant awards for over two million dollars, implementing the first division-wide professional learning plan aligned to data, establishing the first Instructional Coaching Program with program evaluation, and the inception of a division-wide assessment program for individual schools and division data.


Christie brings a unique K-12 school and central office experience to her new role as the Director of the First Education D&TA Center. She will utilize this background to support the various needs and expectations of schools and leaders. She is a national presenter on transforming the use of data, leadership and the use of quality systems in schools. Most recently, she led a team in presenting, “Developing a Roadmap for Success with Division-wide Data: Dream, Design, Deliver” at the 2021 Canvas Caravan Conference. Christie is a certified Gallup Strengths coach and trained in Lean Sigma Six project management.

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Christie Dugan