Esley D. Newton, Ed.D.
Esley Newton serves as an Education Program Specialist in the Office of Program and Grantee Support Services (PGSS), with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) in the U.S. Department of Education. She is one of the Program leads supporting the Comprehensive Centers Program. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Newton led the Adapting Curriculum for Student Success (ACCESS) Project at the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies, where she facilitated various professional development initiatives that focused on providing equitable access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. In addition, she worked as an Instructional Coach and Special Educator supporting students with autism and significant cognitive disabilities in Delaware schools. She has earned a B.S. from Towson University in Women’s Studies, an M.Ed. from the University of Delaware in Exceptional Children and Youth, and Ed.D. from the University of Delaware in Educational Leadership.