GOSA Team

Name Phone Email
Martha Ann Todd
Executive Director
(404) 463-1150 mtodd@georgia.gov
Cayanna Good
Deputy Director, Innovations & Academic Strategy
(404) 463-1504 cgood@georgia.gov
Sam Rauschenberg
Deputy Director, Research, Policy, & Accountability
(404) 463-3219 srauschenberg@georgia.gov
Staff Attorney
(404) 904-5544 chantel.mullen@georgia.gov
Jackie Lundberg
GA AWARDS Program Manager
(404) 463-3209 jlundberg@georgia.gov
Jayashree Krishnan
GA AWARDS Sr. Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect
(404) 520-5530 jkrishnan@georgia.gov
Kanti Chalasani
GA AWARDS Business Intelligence Architect
(404) 844-8830 kchalasani@georgia.gov
Sean Coy
GA AWARDS IT Systems Administrator
(678) 637-8173 scoy@georgia.gov
GA AWARDS Research & Data Specialist
(404) 803-2529 jdasher@georgia.gov
Dave Greenstein
Academic Auditor
(404) 844-8534 dgreenstein@georgia.gov
Program Manager, Governor's Honors Program
(404) 904-5447 rparmer@georgia.gov
Program Manager, Innovation Fund 
(404) 596-3651 rellis@georgia.gov
Program Manager, RESA Professional Learning Grants and Contracts
(404) 640-9667 stacey.lutz@georgia.gov
Program Manager North, Reading Mentor Program: A Language and Literacy Partnership
(404) 576-9698 kimberly.turner@georgia.gov
Program Manager South, Reading Mentor Program: A Language and Literacy Partnership
(404) 904-5433 jamie.ray@georgia.gov
Program Manager, Connections for Classrooms Grant Program
(404) 971-1704 skorwan@georgia.gov
Pascael Beaudette
Program Manager, Research & Evaluation
(404) 805-6282 pbeaudette@georgia.gov
Innovative Programs Specialist
(404) 463-1502 mmong@georgia.gov
Innovative Programs Specialist
(404) 444-7062 trevor.cason@georgia.gov
Jaclyn Colona
Innovation Fund Specialist
(404) 904-5514 jaclyn.colona@georgia.gov
Program Evaluation Analyst
(404) 640-3902 rosaline.tio@georgia.gov
Nnenna Ogbu
Research & Evaluation Specialist, RT3 Early Learning Challenge
(404) 295-4307 nogbu@georgia.gov
David Evans
Policy & Research Analyst
(404) 670-9858 devans1@georgia.gov
Kelsea Bond
Policy & Research Analyst
(404) 640-1051 kelsea.bond@georgia.gov
Brian Delgado
Policy & Research Analyst
(404) 821-8640 brian.delgado@georgia.gov
Nicole Owens
Web Content Specialist
(404) 904-5432 nicole.owens@georgia.gov
Operations Specialist
(404) 463-1150 dburrell@georgia.gov
 
 
Executive Director
 
Martha Ann Todd was appointed Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Student Achievement in February 2013. Prior to joining GOSA, she was the Associate Superintendent of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness at the Georgia Department of Education. She has over thirty years of experience in education, in both public and private schools, serving kindergarten through grade twelve. Her teaching experiences range from instructing a kindergarten class to teaching high school algebra as well as everything in between.  Mrs. Todd also has served in a wide range of leadership roles throughout her career at the school, district, and state levels. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Emory University, an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University, and an Ed. S. in Educational Leadership from Georgia College & State University. Mrs. Todd lives in Greenville, Georgia, with her husband, Robert Lee Todd IV.  She is the mother of two grown children and has two grandchildren.
 
Cayanna Good
Deputy Director, Innovations & Academic Strategy
 
In this role, Cayanna Good manages the team that oversees the Governor's Honors Program, the Reading Mentors Program, and the Race To The Top Innovation Fund. These innovative educational programs are all designed to improve student achievement and accelerate positive student outcomes. Prior to joining GOSA, Cayanna served as the Director of School Improvement for the Georgia Department of Education.  Additionally, she has worked as both a high school and elementary teacher, has served as the overseeing Partner for TNTP's Georgia Teaching Fellows, a state-wide alternative teacher training and certification pipeline, and as the Managing Director for Teach For America’s School Leadership Initiative. Cayanna has also worked  as an Education Program Manager in the Georgia Department of Education’s Charter School Division, where she worked on charter policy issues in collaboration with the State's multiple educational agencies.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Fisk University, a Master of Education from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. from Mercer University.  Cayanna lives in Lithonia with her husband and two children.
 
Deputy Director, Research, Policy, & Accountability
 

In this role, Sam oversees the Research and Evaluation, the GAAWARDS P-20 data system, Academic Auditing, and the Connections for Classrooms Grant Program teams. Prior to entering this role in January 2013, Sam Rauschenberg served as a policy and research specialist at GOSA where he managed GOSA’s research projects and assisted with GOSA’s evaluation of Race to the Top projects. Prior to GOSA, Sam taught high school math in the Recovery School District in New Orleans through the teachNOLA Fellows Program. A native of Dalton, Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Georgia College and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. Sam lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children.

Staff Attorney
 
Chantel Mullen serves as Staff Attorney for the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) and joined the GOSA team in November 2015. As the staff attorney, she provides legal support in the development and administration of the GOSA programs and activities and advises GOSA leadership regarding legal matters. Prior to joining GOSA, she served as Dean of Student Discipline and Student Relations Administrator for Atlanta Public Schools for 12 years where she worked in the areas of student rights, behavior and discipline, policy, enrollment, school choice, student records, crisis prevention and intervention and restorative justice. Prior to joining Atlanta Public Schools, she served as a law clerk for three years in Chancery and Circuit Courts in Arkansas. She practiced law for five years with her primary areas in practice being family, civil, criminal, probate and juvenile law. Chantel received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and her Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (Go Hogs!). She currently resides in Atlanta and has one grown child.
 
Jackie Lundberg
GA AWARDS Program Manager
 

Jackie Lundberg, the GA AWARDS Program Manager, has worked for the State of Georgia for over 16 years. In her current role, she manages the cross-agency project activities in building the P-20 GA AWARDS longitudinal data system, which will serve the state’s education research and reporting agenda to improve student achievement and outcomes. Prior to coming to GOSA, she worked in the Georgia Technology Authority's Vendor Management Organization where she managed a statewide voice system replacement project as part of their outsourcing initiative, managed vendor Service Level Agreements, and provided IT consulting services to state and local government agencies. She has also worked for Georgia Department of Administrative Services and Georgia Department of Corrections in their IT/Telecom departments. She is trained in Juran Quality methodology and is certified in ITIL and project management.

GA AWARDS Sr. Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect
 

As the Senior Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect, Jayashree Krishnan directs the technical design, delivery, and implementation of the GA AWARDS statewide longitudinal data system. As part of her job responsibilities, Jaya collaborates with the Georgia Department of Education, the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, the Professional Standards Commission, the Department of Early Care and Learning, and the Georgia Student Finance Commission to integrate specific data across those agencies into the GA AWARDS statewide longitudinal data system, in accordance to the state’s Race to the Top plan. Jaya has over 16 years of experience in designing and leading global technology solutions for diverse industries. Her recent experiences include serving as a Senior Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse Architect for PEXCO LLC, a manufacturing enterprise, and as a Business Intelligence Project Leader /Technical Advisor for PNC Financial Services Inc, one of America's largest wealth managers. She has previously worked for GE healthcare where she led the global implementation of the Forecasting, Inventory and Distribution planning system for the Logistics team spread across America, Europe and Asia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Pune, India and a master’s degree in computer science from University of Mumbai, India.

Kanti Chalasani
GA AWARDS Business Intelligence Architect
 

Kanti Chalasani serves as a Business Intelligence Architect and reports to the GA AWARDS Director. Prior to joining GOSA, she served at various Georgia State educational agencies for about 15 years including K-12 and higher education data systems.  She has gained an abundance of knowledge in educational data during these years. Kanti served as Associate Director/Chief Data Architect with University System of Georgia and was instrumental in laying foundation for the USG Data Warehouse along with her team. Prior to working with USG, Kanti served as Information System Manager with the Georgia Department of Education.  She has extensive experience as a IT development manager and as a hands-on technical lead in building and implementing Data Warehouse/BI Solutions using leading edge technologies. Kanti started her career in 1995 after receiving her master's degree in computer applications from Osmania University, India.

Sean Coy
GA AWARDS IT Systems Administrator
 

As GOSA system administrator, Sean Coy acts in a technical support role both inside the GOSA team and as a technical liaison to external agencies and vendors. Sean is the primary systems contact for the infrastructure build out and application deployment of the GA-AWARDS P20 longitudinal data system. Sean brings over a decade in corporate IT infrastructure budgeting, design, implementation, operations and lifecycle maintenance. Before coming to GOSA, Sean spent 7 years working as a systems administrator and IT Manager for Cooper Carry, a national architecture firm headquartered in Atlanta. While at Cooper Carry, Sean developed extensive systems integration experience across many technologies and project and team management of multi-vendor and consultant projects. He has completed design, implementation and integration of database solutions for ERP and knowledge management. Before joining Cooper Carry, Sean consulted small business in north Atlanta. Sean received his Bachelor of Applied Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

GA AWARDS Data & Research Specialist

Jordan Dasher joined the GOSA team as a Research and Data Specialist on the GA AWARDS team in November 2014. Jordan began his career with the State of Georgia as a Research and Statistical Analyst serving the Judicial Council, where he specialized in collecting and analyzing state judicial data, as well as providing subject-matter expertise on policy and court administration. Jordan holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgia State University with a concentration in Social Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Georgia.

Academic Auditor
 

Dave Greenstein has spent most of his career dedicated to improving the lives of children. Prior to joining GOSA as an academic auditor in 2012, he spent over a decade teaching in charter, public, and private schools. In addition, Dave has also served as a charter school board member, and as the executive director of Mission 1914, a foster care non-profit that serves foster families in north Georgia. Dave earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. He is a Georgia Government Certified Project Manager.

Program Manager, Governor's Honors Program
 
Richard Parmer joined the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement as the Governor’s Honors Program Manager in June of 2014.  Richard (Ricky) has over twenty years of educational experience in both public and independent schools at both instructional and administrative levels. His teaching experience runs from fifth grade social studies to adjunct history instructor, while also serving as an AP US History reader, a College Board consultant, and an administrator in grades Pre-K through 12.  He holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from Jacksonville State University, an M.A. and Ed.S. from the University of Alabama, and completed the University of Alabama’s Innovative Leadership Program. 
 
Program Manager, Innovation Fund
 

As the Program Manager for the Innovation Fund, Rebecca manages grant administration for the Innovation Fund and Innovation in Teaching Competition.  Prior to joining GOSA, Rebecca served as the National Outreach Coordinator for First Book – a national nonprofit organization providing free and low-cost books to programs serving children from low-income families.  In addition, she served as a Site Coordinator for the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project in Washington, DC and as an intern for the Prescott House Child Advocacy Center in Birmingham, AL.  Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama.

Program Manager, RESA Professional Learning Grants and Contracts
 
Stacey Lutz joined the Governor's Office of Student Achievement in July of 2015.  Prior to beginning her work with GOSA, she served for three years as an Evaluation System Specialist with the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division of the Georgia Department of Education.  She served as an administrator in both elementary and secondary schools and as an Instructional Lead Teacher in a school serving grades 4-7.  Stacey is also a National Board Certified teacher.  She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education in the field of Secondary English from Valdosta State University as well as Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, also from VSU.  She lives in Homerville with her two children.
 
Program Manager North, Reading Mentor Program: A Language and Literacy Partnership
 

As a Program Manager, Kimberly Turner manages a team of Language and Literacy Specialists who serve schools involved in the Reading Mentor Program.  Ms. Turner has held a myriad of positions in education prior to joining GOSA.  She has served as a Teacher Induction Program Lead & Mentor in Atlanta Public Schools, a Reading/EIP teacher and lower elementary school teacher in Louisiana and Georgia.  Kimberly is a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy K-8 and President-Elect of Learning Forward Georgia.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Grambling State University, a Master’s Degree in Elementary/Gifted Education from Louisiana State University, a Specialist Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Argosy University-Sarasota and Educational Leadership Certification from Georgia State University.  Kimberly lives in Mableton, Georgia with her husband.

Jamie Ray
Program Manager South, Reading Mentor Program: A Language and Literacy Partnership
 

As a Program Manager, Jamie Ray manages a team of Language and Literacy Specialists who serve schools involved in the Reading Mentor Program.  Mrs. Ray has held several positions in education prior to joining GOSA. Jamie served as a School Improvement Specialist with the Heart of Georgia RESA, an adjunct instructor at Brewton Parker College, an assistant principal in the Wheeler County School System, and she has served as a lower elementary school teacher for many years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Brewton Parker College, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southwestern State University, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University.   Jamie lives in McRae, Georgia with her husband and three children.

Program Manager, Connections for Classrooms Grant Program
 
Prior to joining GOSA in May 2014, Steve Korwan worked for over 4 years with the Broadband Division of the USDA's Rural Utility Service first as a Broadband Field Representative and then as Chief of Field Operations for the Broadband Initiatives Program administered under ARRA.  Before that, Steve had over thirty years of technical program/project management experience, including 20 years in the telecommunications sector and over 6 years with the State of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division's Municipal Grants Program.  Steve holds an Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.  Steve and his wife live in Marietta and have two grown children.
 
Program Manager, Research & Evaluation
 

Pascael joined GOSA in May 2013 as a Policy and Research Analyst, and assumed her current role in May 2015. In this position, she helps negotiate Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) contracts between the GaDOE and participating school districts as well as annually evaluates districts’ progress toward IE2 goal attainment. She also conducts research projects related to the Governor's State Strategic Plan. Prior to joining GOSA, Pascael served as a research analyst for the Missouri Department of Labor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Truman State University and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Emory University.

Innovative Programs Specialist
 
Marlo Mong is a specialist for GOSA’s Innovative Programs.  In this role, Mrs. Mong supports a variety of education initiatives that provide opportunities to improve student growth and academic achievement.  Her career in education started in the classroom where she spent 12 years at the elementary level.  Prior to joining GOSA, Mrs. Mong was a specialist for the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division at the Georgia Department of Education where she worked with programs designed to improve teacher and leader quality.  Additionally, she worked with Curriculum and Instruction at the GaDOE, developing elementary Social Studies GPS instructional tools and resources.  Mrs. Mong is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in elementary education and reading/literacy instruction.  Currently, she is working on her leadership degree in administration at Berry College.  She lives in Sandy Springs with her husband and two children.
 
Innovative Programs Specialist
 
In this role, Trevor provides logistical and operational support to the Innovative Programs Team at GOSA, specifically the Governor’s Honors Program, the RESA Professional Learning grants, and the Reading Mentors Program. As a part of his work, Trevor assists in data reporting and data analysis to inform each program’s progress towards pre-established goals. Prior to joining GOSA, Trevor worked as a Planning, Research, and Evaluation intern with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Albany State University and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia State University. 
 
Innovation Fund Specialist
 
Jaclyn joined GOSA after working with the agency as a Policy and Advocacy Summer Fellow through Leadership for Educational Equity. As Innovation Fund Specialist, she assists in the management of the Innovation Fund and Innovation in Teaching Competition. Before joining the team, Jaclyn was a Teach for America corps member and taught high school science in Clayton County. Jaclyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Miami and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Florida International University. She lives in downtown Atlanta with her husband.
 
Program Evaluation Analyst
 

Rosaline Tio joined the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement in July 2015. As the Program Evaluation Analyst, she develops and implements program evaluations for initiatives such as the Reading Mentor Program. Prior to joining GOSA, Rosaline taught high school math in DeKalb County through Teach For America. She also served as the Math Director for the University of Southern California’s ReadersPLUS program. Rosaline holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Education from the University of Michigan and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.

Nnenna Ogbu
Research & Evaluation Specialist, RT3 Early Learning Challenge

Nnenna Ogbu serves as the research and evaluation specialist for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant. In this role, she partners with staff members at the Department of Early Care and Learning on two main projects: researching the implementation of the Early Education Empowerment Zones (E3Z) and evaluating Quality Rated, Georgia’s quality rating and improvement system for child care providers. Nnenna is a graduate of both Emory University (BA) and the University of Georgia (M.Ed). Currently, she is working on a PhD in Educational Theory & Policy from Penn State University. She lives in Dacula with her husband and daughter.

David Evans
Policy & Research Analyst

In this role, David will conduct research and data analyses and will also support the attainment of goals identified in district SWSS contracts.  Prior to joining GOSA, David worked as an economics tutor for Georgia State University and also served 6 years in the Alabama Army National Guard where he achieved the rank of sergeant and served as a team leader on the state’s CERFP team. David holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master’s in Economics from Georgia State University. 
 
Policy & Research Analyst

Kelsea Bond joined the GOSA team in January 2017 to provide additional research and evaluation capacity for the agency, including analysis for the Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) awards, Beating the Odds (BTO), and longitudinal research using GAAWARDS data. Kelsea received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Economics and Romance Languages in 2015. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Economics from Georgia State University, with an emphasis in policy. She previously served as a Research Assistant at the Center for State and Local Finance working on a project that tested the economic impact of charter schools in the state of Georgia. 
 
Brian Delgado
Policy & Research Analyst

Brian Delgado joined the Governor's Office of Student Achievement in January 2017. As a Policy and Research Analyst, he will calculate the annual Financial Efficiency Star Rating (FESR) and will conduct research and other data analyses.  He will also provide Spanish language support for GOSA’s school reports website. Prior to joining GOSA, he was involved with volunteer translation for the United Nations. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies from Emory University.
 
Web Content Specialist
 
As the Web Content Specialist, Nicole Owens manages the development and content curation for two of GOSA's forthcoming online platforms—the STE(A)M Launchpad  and the Literacy Launchpad. From her professional experience working in the digital marketing industry, her ultimate goal within this role is to strengthen user experience and overall engagement. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in Marketing, minoring in Communications) from Le Moyne College in Central New York. 
 
 
Operations Specialist