Title I

Anne Marie Williams
Director of Elementary Schools
(502) 349-7000 ext. 2331

Title I is a nationwide program funded by the federal government to provide extra educational assistance to under-achieving students. The goal of Title I is to bring these students’ skills up to grade level, improve their achievement on the state assessments, and to enable them to have a successful educational experience. The intent of the Nelson County Title I program is to help students master challenging curricula and learn to the same high standards that other children are expected to meet.

All district schools enrolling elementary students qualify as Title I Schoolwide Program Schools, and Title I staff may work with any student in these schools.

Title I is focused on mathematics and reading, particularly early intervention reading. The goal is to have every child reading at or above grade level by third grade. The district has made great strides in meeting this goal by using such programs as Reading Recovery, Early Success, Soar to Success, Great Leaps and guided reading literacy groups. Nelson County has a district-wide literacy plan that will assure that there is consistency in reading instruction at all primary levels. In 2007-2008, all Title I schools were awarded Read to Achieve grants, which provide an additional Reading Recovery teacher in each building. These teachers are an important part of each school’s literacy team and work closely with the Title I staff.

Title I has a very strong Parent Involvement Component and encourages all parents to become more involved with their students’ schools. If you would like more information, please contact Anne Marie Williams at the Nelson County Central Office (502) 349-7000 ext. 2331 or contact the Title I staff member at your child’s school.

The district receives federal funds for Title I programs as a part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Under NCLB, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s). If you request this information, the district will provide you with the following:

  1. Whether the teacher has met the state requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject matters in which the teacher provides instruction;
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  3. The college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
  4. Whether your child is provided services by paraeducators, and if so, their qualifications.

If you would like to request this information, please contact Bob Morris by phone at (502) 349-7000 Extension 2328 or by e-mail. Please include your child’s name, the name of the school your child attends, the names of your child’s teacher(s) and a postal address or e-mail address where the information may be sent.

Title I Staff

Bloomfield Elementary
Angela Lewis

Boston School
Dana Petitt

Cox’s Creek Elementary
Sonya Zielke
Michelle Simpson

Foster Heights Elementary
Jennifer Frederick
Dawn Wheeler

New Haven School
Melinda Monin
Steve Quesenberry

Districtwide
Theresa Foutch, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Read to Achieve Teachers

Bloomfield Elementary School
Wanda Brooks

Boston School
Dana Petitt

Cox’s Creek Elementary
Shawn Veech

Foster Heights Elementary
Jim Sidebottom

New Haven School
Cathy Simms