Title I Program Overview

  • The department of Title I, coordinates instructional programs and alternative settings for students who require intensive instruction and support.  Primary responsibilities of the department include:

    • Coordination and implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act legislation and requirements.
    • Administrative and instructional support for the District Title I programs which include:
      • Title I, Part A (Educationally Disadvantaged)
      • Title I, Part D (Delinquent Educational)
      • Title I, Unified School Improvement Grant (UniSIG)
    • Coordination and implementation with Title I schools to provide supplemental academic support for students.
    • Instructional support for students in programs at the A Quinn Jones Center.
    • Coordination and instructional support for students in the Department of Juvenile Justice programs located at the PACE Center for Girls, AMIKids, Alachua Regional Detention Center and Alachua Academy.
    • Facilitate Parent and Family Engagement Activities through individual school/center sites.




  • Parents Make A Difference:  Clicking on this link will give you access to Elementary, Middle, and High School Parents Make the Difference and their respective Activity Calendars.



Contact Us

  • Manning Administrative Annex, Bldg. 2
    1817 E. University Ave.
    Gainesville, FL   32601
    Phone: (352) 955-7634

    Valdenora Fortner
    Director Title I Compensatory Educational Programs, Title III, School Renewal
    E-mail:  fortnev

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  • Jennifer Steptoe
    Title I Supervisor
    Email:  steptojw

    Program Services Specialists

    Patricia McFadden 
    Email:  mcfaddenpa

    Part A Title I Specialists

    Mary Cooke
    Email:  cookeme

    Scott Zofnas 
    Email:  zofnassi

    Part D Title I Specialists

    Melissa Dougherty
    Email:  doughemp

    Scott Zofnas
    Email:  zofnassi

    Administrative Secretaries

    D'Eitra Bryant-Brown
    Email:  bryantdo

    Payton Marinello
    Email:  marinellope

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