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    Tracy Oliveira, Director of Teaching and Learning
    tracyoliveira@dartmouthschools.org 

    What is Title I?


    Title I provides federal dollars for supplemental educational opportunities to help children meet the State's challenging content and performance standards.  Dartmouth Public Schools has a School Wide Title I Program. 

    The goal of Title 1 is to ensure a high-quality education for every child, by providing extra help to students who need it most. Title I has three primary objectives:

    • to improve student achievement for all participating children
    • to improve staff development
    • to improve parental and community involvement

    Title 1 funds are distributed to districts and individual school based on the number of low-income families served. However, once a school qualifies for Title 1 funds, academic need, not economic status, determines which students receive extra services. Title 1 funds are intended to supplement (add to), not replace, state and federal funds. 


    For more information visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education or contact the Dartmouth Public Schools Title I director.

    Please click here for Title I Evaluation SY 2019-2020.


    How can I help maintain Dartmouth's Title I Program


    Title I funding is based on the district-wide poverty percentage, which is calculated with the Free & Reduced Price Lunch data.  Therefore, it is very important that  all families complete a Free & Reduced Price Lunch Application, even if they think they will not qualify.  Additional information and applications are available on our website and at the Administration Building on Bush Street.  The applications are confidential, and students receiving Free & Reduced Price Lunch are not identified in any "public" way.

    Please click here for more information on our Lunch Program


    Title I Service Model
     
    Dartmouth Public Schools Title I schools are George H. Potter School, James Quinn School and Joseph Demello. In accordance with federal and state regulations, Potter and Quinn employ Math Coaches and Specialists.  The coaches will work with teachers in Title I classrooms to assist with strengthening classroom math/literacy instruction, providing strategies and interventions for Title I students, and monitoring progress of students. At Joseph Demello School, Title I funds are used to purchase instructional supplies.
     
    The Dartmouth Public Schools Title I model is a School-wide Program  The primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on state academic achievement standards. The School-wide Program maximizes the impact of Title I.  Schoolwide programs use the approach of improving the entire school program with the intent of meeting the needs of those students who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet the state’s academic achievement standards.  Students’ services will be the same as years past, Math Specialists will be working with small groups of students for targeted intervention. However, with a school-wide approach the groups can be more fluid.
     
     
     
     
     

Quinn Title I Staff

 Quinn Title I Staff

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Quinn Title I Staff

Kelly Long 

Kelly is excited to be joining Quinn Elementary School as a Math Specialist. She has been teaching math to sixth grade students for the past nine years. She earned her BA from U Mass Dartmouth, her Masters from Roger Williams University and is working towards an Advanced Professional Certificate in Mathematics Education from Lesley University. She lives in Tiverton with her husband and two year old daughter. 

Lynne Neves (not pictured)

Lynne loves being the Math Coach here at Quinn Elementary School!  She moved into the position six years ago after teaching eleven years in Dartmouth and eight years in Florida.  It was a perfect move for her as it has allowed her to focus on helping both teachers and students with the subject she is most passionate about- math education.  

Potter Title I staff

 Potter Title I Staff

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Potter Title I Staff

 
Dana Doucette- Math Coach (left)
 
Dana joined the Dartmouth Public Schools staff in 1994.  She spent 17 years at Potter School teaching fifth grade. For the past 7 years she has been a Math Coach at both Quinn and Potter.  In her spare time she enjoys working out and is planning on becoming a Certified Personal Trainer in the near future. She loves listening to country music. She lives by this mantra... "Stay humble and hustle hard!"
 
 
Christine Kippenburger - Math Specialist (middle)
 
Christine Kippenberger has been teaching at the Potter School for four years. Specializing in Math, Mrs. K. works with students at all grade levels, and is the coach of the Potter School Math Team. She is also currently pursuing a graduate degree in Special Education. In her spare time, Mrs. K. loves to dance and spend time at the beach.
 
 Kristin Daggett - Math Specialist (right)
 
Kristin Daggett has been a Math Specialist at Potter Elementary School since 2014.  Prior to that her educational experience includes working as a Math Interventionist at the middle school level.  Mrs. Daggett enjoys collaborating with her colleagues within the Dartmouth Public School district to support and teach all Dartmouth students in their learning.  Mrs. Daggett likes to cook and bake in her spare time and spends many hours on the sidelines cheering on her soccer players.