A Risk-based Monitoring Gumbo is a concept derived from Louisiana’s official state cuisine, gumbo. Gumbo is made by adding varying layers of ingredients, all important to the taste and texture of the final soup. Like gumbo, LDOE’s risk-based monitoring requires layers of data, analysis, and evaluation to identify the most appropriate monitoring experience for our systems. Presenters will demonstrate how the LDOE has recommitted to stakeholders to ensure sustainable federal program monitoring amid challenges and a pandemic. An in-depth discussion of this cutting-edge model and how it’s tailored to evaluate performance measures and compliance will serve as the core of this session. The audience will have the opportunity to: walk through the selection process; understand risk indicators, data, and rank; review a monitoring report card; and explore monitoring experiences with protocols. A monitoring gumbo like no other. Don’t miss the LDOE flavor!
Tasha Pulley Anthony is the Supervisor of Consolidated Monitoring at the Louisiana Department of Education. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Physics and master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Xavier University of Louisiana. She has taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physical Science at McDonogh #35 High School in New Orleans and Liberty High School (formerly known as Robert E. Lee), and McKinley High Schools in Baton Rouge. She has worked in Accountability, School Improvement, and Federal Programs. In the more recent past, she has served as the State Homeless Coordinator, Security Coordinator and Egrant liaison. Tasha enjoys dancing and spending time with her sons, who are now young adults. They have always been her first job, but she is happily entering into the empty nest league. You can reach her at Tasha.Anthony@la.gov.
Angela Washington Randall joined the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) in 2003. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Division of Statewide Monitoring with the Office of Federal Program Support and Grantee Relations. Angela has spent most of her career working with federal program oversight, federal program monitoring, education policy, and civil rights laws. After transitioning from her work in the public school system, she spent a number of years assisting in the development of state procedures for implementing compliant programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As a result, Angela has played an integral role in many student-centered policy changes in Louisiana. Under her leadership and along with a committed team of colleagues, Louisiana now offers a cutting-edge system of monitoring procedures that encompass numerous federal programs including ESSA and IDEA. The monitoring processes have evolved from a one-sized fits all approach to a risk-based tiered process. Angela grew up in Patterson, Louisiana, a small quaint town located along the banks of the gulf. Patterson is home to the Shrimp and Petroleum festival. Angela still loves everything about small-town southern living, particularly family time, good music, “gumbo”, and festivals. She also enjoys traveling, and beach destinations are her favorite. Angela considers herself a life-long education advocate and certainly has the stripes to prove it.
Dr. Quentina Timoll serves the Louisiana Department of Education as Chief of Staff. For more than 20 years, Dr. Timoll has devoted her career in education to serving students, families and communities in Louisiana, particularly focusing on prioritizing equity and opportunities for all students. Dr. Timoll began her career as a classroom teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish before transitioning into leadership and administration. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and the Innovation Network Leader for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
Dr. Timoll also previously served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in St. John the Baptist Parish, a rural district in south Louisiana. In these roles, Dr. Timoll raised the bar for educators through the adoption and strategic alignment of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development. Prior to serving at the school system level, Dr. Timoll worked at the Louisiana Department of Education for more than a decade, serving in various leadership roles.
Dr. Timoll holds a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Southern University A&M College and a Doctorate of Education from University of Louisiana at Lafayette.