GOSA Team

 

Name Phone Email
Cayanna Good
Executive Director
(404) 463-1150 cgood@gosa.ga.gov
Pascael Beaudette
Deputy Director
(404) 805-6282 pbeaudette@gosa.ga.gov
Jackie Lundberg
Director of Data Systems and Operations
(404) 463-3209 jlundberg@gosa.ga.gov
Rebecca Ellis
Director of Innovation 
(404) 596-3651 rellis@gosa.ga.gov
Rosaline Tio
Director of Policy, Research, and Evaluation
(404) 640-3902 rosaline.tio@gosa.ga.gov
Stacey Lutz
Director of Governor's School Leadership Academy
(404) 640-9667 stacey.lutz@gosa.ga.gov
Beth Allgood-Justice
Program Specialist/GRASP Grant Program
(404) 326-0315 beth.allgood-justice@gosa.ga.gov
Brian Delgado
Senior Policy & Research Analyst
(404) 821-8640 brian.delgado@gosa.ga.gov
Brian Pettite
Business Analyst - IT Support
(770) 713-0167 brian.pettite@gosa.ga.gov
Dave Greenstein
Program Manager, Academic Auditing
(404) 844-8534 dgreenstein@gosa.ga.gov
David Evans
Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Engineer
(404) 670-9858 devans1@gosa.ga.gov
Diane Burrell
Operations Specialist
(404) 463-1150 dburrell@gosa.ga.gov
Elise Chappell
Professional Learning Grants Specialist
(470) 606-1699 elise.chappell@gosa.ga.gov
Haley Steed
Policy and Research Analyst 
(404) 904-5540 haleysteed@gosa.ga.gov
Jaclyn Colona
Innovation Fund Project Manager
(404) 904-5514 jaclyn.colona@gosa.ga.gov
Jayashree Krishnan
GAAWARDS Sr. Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect
(404) 520-5530 jkrishnan@gosa.ga.gov
Jordan Dasher
Project Manager, GAAWARDS
(404) 803-2529 jdasher@gosa.ga.gov
Julie Noland
Assistant Director of Special Projects
(404) 904-5435 julie.noland@gosa.ga.gov
Kanti Chalasani
GAAWARDS Business Intelligence Architect
(404) 844-8830 kchalasani@gosa.ga.gov

Karen Brown-Collier
Regional Leadership Coach, Governor's School Leadership Academy

(404) 904-5539 karen.brown-collier@gosa.ga.gov
Kelsea Bond
Senior Policy & Research Analyst
(404) 640-1051

kelsea.bond@gosa.ga.gov

Kenneth Johnson
Regional Leadership Coach, Governor's School Leadership Academy
(404) 821-8284 kenneth.johnson@gosa.ga.gov
Kimberly Creagh
Program Manager, Operations
(404) 683-4246 kimberly.creagh@gosa.ga.gov
Kimberly Turner
Learning Development Project Manager
(404) 576-9698

kimberly.turner@gosa.ga.gov

Laura Margaret Burbach
Policy and Research Analyst 
(404) 620-9283 laura.burbach@gosa.ga.gov
Makebba (Mikki) Spears
Executive Administrative Assistant
(404) 463-2266 mikki.spears@gosa.ga.gov
Marcia Strong
Regional Leadership Coach, Governor’s School Leadership Academy
(404) 904-5436 marcia.strong@gosa.ga.gov
NaKenia Carruthers
Innovation Fund Foundation Project Manager
(404) 640-9608 nakenia.carruthers@gosa.ga.gov
Policy & Research Analyst
(404) 295-4307 polina.aleshina@gosa.ga.gov
Richard Parmer
Program Manager, Governor's Honors Program
(404) 463-0373 rparmer@gosa.ga.gov
Sean Coy
Technology Services Manager/Information Security Officer
(678) 637-8173 scoy@gosa.ga.gov
Steve Korwan
Program Manager, Connections for Classrooms Grant Program
(404) 971-1704 skorwan@gosa.ga.gov
Tandi Tyler
Assistant Director, Governor's School Leadership Academy
(404) 620-9950 tandi.tyler@gosa.ga.gov
Tawni Taylor Anderson
Professional Learning Specialist
(404) 463-1150 tawni.taylor@gosa.ga.gov
Trevor Cason
Innovative Programs Specialist
(404) 444-7062 trevor.cason@gosa.ga.gov
 
Cayanna Good
Executive Director
 
Cayanna is the Executive Director of GOSA. She was previously the Deputy Director of Innovation and Academic Strategy for the agency and has also served as the Director of School Improvement for the Georgia Department of Education. Dr. Good has experience as both a high school and elementary school teacher. She has also worked as an overseeing partner of the New Teacher Project’s Georgia Teaching Fellows and as the managing director of the Teach for America School Leadership Initiative. Dr. Good earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Fisk University, a master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University and a doctoral degree from Mercer University.
 
Pascael Beaudette
Deputy Director
 
Pascael serves as the Deputy Director of GOSA.  In this role, she manages a team of research analysts and the evaluation and digital strategy team.  She also oversees GOSA’s work related to academic auditing, evaluation of Strategic Waivers School Systems (SWSS), and the Financial Efficiency Star Rating (FESR).  She joined the GOSA team in 2013 and has also served as a Policy & Research Analyst and the Program Manager of Research & Evaluation.  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.  She resides in DeKalb County with her husband and sons.
 
Jackie Lundberg
Director of Data Systems and Operations
 
Jackie has worked for the State of Georgia for over 22 years. In her current role, she manages the cross-agency GA AWARDS longitudinal data system, which serves the state’s education research and reporting agenda to improve student achievement. She also manages the Connections for Classrooms grant program which aims to ensure schools have the high-speed broadband access required for digital learning. In addition, she oversees all state, federal, and grant finances by providing direction and support, maximizing use of funds, and ensuring overall operations are within budget and aligned with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and legislative standards. Prior to joining GOSA, she worked in the Georgia Technology Authority's Vendor Management Organization where she managed a statewide voice system replacement project, 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 certified in Juran Quality, ITIL, PMP, and ScrumMaster methodologies.
 
Rebecca Ellis
Director of Innovation

As the Director of Innovation, Rebecca works with the team that manages GOSA’s Innovation Fund grant programs, including the Innovation Fund Accelerator, Innovation in Teaching Competition, and implementation and scaling grants.  These initiatives build school and district capacity to develop, pilot, implement, and scale innovative education programs that transform education for Georgia’s students. She joined the GOSA team in 2013 and previously served as the Innovation Fund Program Manager.  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 – and as a Site Coordinator for the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project in Washington, DC.  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.

Rosaline Tio
Director of Policy, Research, and Evaluation
 
Rosaline assumed her current role in August 2018. In this position, she manages a team of policy and research analysts who conduct GOSA's research and evaluation work. She also oversees GOSA's digital strategy team. She joined GOSA in 2015 as a Program Evaluation Analyst and also served as the Program Manager of Evaluation and Digital Strategy. 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.

Stacey Lutz
Director, Governor's School Leadership Academy

Stacey joined GOSA 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 an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. She lives in Homerville with her two children.
 
Program Specialist, GRASP Grant Program
 
Beth is the GRASP Grant Program Specialist. Her career has been focused on working with "at promise" youth as a teacher in every grade from kindergarten through graduate school except 2nd. She also served as a Drop Out Prevention Program Director and School Counselor/Graduation Coach in Decatur City Schools, as well as a School Counselor in a disciplinary alternative program. Prior to joining GOSA, Beth was a Specialist supporting the Graduation Coach Program at the Georgia Department of Education.  Beth completed her Undergraduate and Master's degrees in Education at Emory University and her Educational Specialist degree in School Counseling at the University of Georgia. She lives in DeKalb County, is married, and has two adult children and two young grandsons.

Brian Delgado
Senior Policy & Research Analyst

Brian joined GOSA in January 2017. As a Policy and Research Analyst, he calculates the annual Financial Efficiency Star Rating (FESR), Beating the Odds (BTO) analysis, and conducts research and other data analyses.  He also provides 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.
 
Brian Pettite
Business Analyst - IT Support
 
Brian supports the GOSA staff with information technology needs. Brian has over 20 years of experience in the IT field. His training includes CCNA and CCNP training. Prior to joining GOSA, he worked for the City of Newnan and developed their cable internet service implementation. In addition, Brian has experience supporting the medical field and traveled throughout the US to support IT needs. Brian is an Army Veteran and lives in Fayette County. 

Dave Greenstein
Academic Auditor
 
As the Program Manager for Academic Auditing, Dave oversees GOSA's academic auditing program and reviews student assessment data nd other school records. 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 nonprofit 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.
 
David Evans
Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Engineer

In this role, David provides support to GAAWARDS as an ETL developer specializing in the transformation and normalization of data through the design and development of BI applications, dashboards, and reports. David previously served as a Policy and Research Analyst with GOSA for two years. Prior to joining GOSA, David worked as an economics tutor and supplemental instructor for Georgia State University. 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.
 
Diane Burrell
Operations Specialist
 
As GOSA's Operations Specialists, Diane maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems and policies. She supports all of GOSA's staff in adhering to state policies. Diane has worked in state government for over 25 years. Prior to joining GOSA’s Team in 2014, she worked with the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Department of Education. Throughout her experience, she has applied her education and knowledge of psychology, management, and public relations to meet the needs of all stakeholders. 

Elise Chappell
Professional Learning Grants Specialist

Elise joined the GOSA team in November 2017 as a Professional Learning Grants Specialist. In this role, she oversees the Tiny Grant program and assists with other professional learning grants. Prior to working at GOSA, Elise was a Teach For America corps member and taught kindergarten in Fulton County. She holds a certification in Early Childhood Education. Elise received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. 
 

Haley Steed
Policy and Research Analyst

Haley joined GOSA after working with the agency as a Policy & Advocacy Summer Fellow through Leadership for Educational Equity. As a Policy & Research Analyst, she provides evaluation support for GOSA’s innovative programs and accountability projects. Before joining the team, Haley was a Teach for America corps member and taught secondary Social Studies in Indianapolis Public Schools, where she also served as a Teacher Leader managing a PBIS project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Emory University, a Master of Arts in Medieval Archaeology from the University of York, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marian University.
 
Jaclyn Colona
Innovation Fund Project Manager

Jaclyn joined GOSA after working with the agency as a Policy and Advocacy Summer Fellow through Leadership for Educational Equity. As an 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.
 

Jayashree Krishnan
GA AWARDS Sr. Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect

As the Senior Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect, Jayashree directs the technical design, delivery, and implementation of the GA AWARDS statewide longitudinal data system. Jaya collaborates with multiple state agencies to integrate specific data across those agencies into the GA AWARDS statewide longitudinal data system. 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, and as a Business Intelligence Project Leader/Technical Advisor for PNC Financial Services Inc. 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 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.

Jordan Dasher
Project Manager, GAAWARDS

Jordan joined the GOSA team as a Research and Data Specialist on the GA AWARDS team in November 2014. Prior to joining GOSA, 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.

Julie Noland
Program Manager, Special Projects

Julie joined GOSA in November 2016 as the Program Manager for Special Projects. Prior to joining GOSA, she served for three years as an Evaluation System Specialist with the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division of the Georgia Department of Education.  Previously, she served as an elementary school administrator, a district director of accountability and technology, and a district testing coordinator. She also taught math and business applications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, a Master's in Instructional Technology/Computers from Appalachian State University, and an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from North Georgia College and State University. Julie lives in Watkinsville, Georgia, with her husband. She is the mother of three boys.

Kanti Chalasani
GA AWARDS Business Intelligence Architect
 
Kanti serves as a Business Intelligence Architect for the GA AWARDS longitudinal data system. Prior to joining GOSA, she served at various Georgia state educational agencies for about 15 years including K-12 and higher education data systems. Kanti served as Associate Director/Chief Data Architect with University System of Georgia and was instrumental in laying the foundation for the USG Data Warehouse. Prior to working with USG, Kanti served as Information System Manager with the Georgia Department of Education.  She has extensive experience as an IT development manager and 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.
 
Regional Leadership Coach, Governor's School Leadership Academy
 
Karen joined GOSA in August of 2018 as a Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach.  In this role, she will support principals in turnaround work and those aspiring to become principals in districts throughout the state.  Prior to joining GOSA, Karen served as an elementary school principal with the Priority School designation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Morris Brown College, and graduate degrees/certification in Elementary Education and School Leadership from Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State University. She is currently working to complete her doctorate at Mercer University in School Leadership. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, son, and two daughters.
 
Kelsea Bond
Senior Policy & Research Analyst

Kelsea 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. She completed 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. 
 
Kenneth Johnson
Regional Leadership Coach, Governor's School Leadership Academy
 
Kenneth joined GOSA in July of 2018 as a Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach.  In this role, he supports principals in turnaround work and those aspiring to become principals in districts throughout the state.  Prior to joining GOSA, Kenneth served as a high school social studies teacher and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Coordinator. Most recently, Kenneth served as an elementary school principal with the Priority School designation and as an Early College Dean. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education from the University of Georgia and graduate degrees from Cambridge College and Augusta State University in School Leadership and Teaching and Learning. He resides in Richmond County with his wife, two sons, and daughter.
 
Program Manager, Operations
 
Kimberly is the Program Manager of Operations for GOSA. She was previously a Strategic Waivers School Systems Specialist for GOSA, and began working with GOSA as a Language and Literacy Specialist with the Reading Mentors Program, serving schools in Richmond County. Prior to joining GOSA in 2015, Kimberly taught in elementary schools around the state and worked as a professional learning developer/facilitator for teachers in the metro area. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in History from Agnes Scott College, a Master’s degree in Education from Brenau University, and her specialist degree in Instructional Technology from Valdosta State University.
 
Learning Development Project Manager 
 
As a Project Manager, Kimberly manages the day-to-day operations of GOSA’s Innovation Fund Accelerator Programs. Kimberly was previously a Program Manager for the Reading Mentors Program. Prior to joining GOSA, Kimberly served as a Teacher Induction Program Leader & Mentor, a Reading/EIP teacher, and a lower elementary school teacher in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kimberly is a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy, Learning Forward Academy graduate, and past president 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 an Educational Leadership Certification from Georgia State University. Kimberly lives in Mableton, Georgia with her husband.
 

Laura Margaret Burbach
Policy and Research Analyst 

Laura Margaret is a Policy and Research Analyst who provides data analysis support for GOSA’s academic auditing program and evaluation support for the Innovation Fund. Prior to joining GOSA in 2018, she taught high school math in Charlotte with Teach for America. Laura Margaret has a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from Georgia Tech.


Makebba (Mikki) Spears
Executive Administrative Assistant
 
Makebba (Mikki) supports the GOSA staff as Executive Administrative Assistant and provides support to the Governor’s School Leadership Academy. Prior to joining GOSA, she worked for the State of Indiana and the University of South Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies (with a concentration in Science and Mathematics, minoring in Business) and a Certificate in Applied Computer Science from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Mikki lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
 
Regional Leadership Coach, Governor’s School Leadership Academy
 
Marcia joined GOSA in August 2018 as a Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach.  In this role, she supports principals and aspiring leaders in districts across the state in school turnaround work. Prior to joining GOSA, Marcia served as a Social Studies and ELA teacher in Atlanta Public Schools, then data coach and principal in Fulton County at a middle school with the Focus school designation. Marcia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College, and graduate degrees from the University of Phoenix in Curriculum and Instruction and Walden University in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning. She resides in Douglasville, Georgia with her husband. 

NaKenia Carruthers
Innovation Fund Foundation Project Manager

NaKenia serves as the Development and Adult Learning Facilitator at GOSA. In this role, she designs and facilitates professional learning for the Innovation Fund's capacity-building grants and Governor's School Leadership Academy. She also supports the work of the Innovation Fund Foundation. She previously served as a Language and Literacy Specialist with the Reading Mentors Program working in large metro and rural districts across the state. Prior to joining GOSA, NaKenia served as a school administrator, curriculum coordinator, and elementary educator. Her experiences include virtual, charter, and traditional district settings. She holds a Bachelor's from the University of California San Diego, a Master's in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University's Urban Principals Academy, and is completing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She resides in Douglas County with her husband and three children. 
 
Policy & Research Analyst
 
In this role, Polina evaluates a number of programs, including the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) and Growing Readers Program (GRP), and provides strategic support and data analysis for other agency initiatives. She also collaborates with the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) to support the evaluation of a variety of their programs, including the Early Education Empowerment Zones (E3Zs). Polina holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the College of Charleston Honors College, as well as a Master's degree in International Affairs, with concentrations in International Security and Science and Technology, from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
 

Richard Parmer
Program Manager, Governor's Honors Program

Richard (Ricky) joined GOSA as the Governor’s Honors Program Manager in June of 2014. Ricky has over twenty years of educational experience in both public and independent schools at both instructional and administrative levels. His teaching experience spans 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 Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Jacksonville State University, a Master's and Education Specialist degree from the University of Alabama, and completed the University of Alabama’s Innovative Leadership Program. 

Sean Coy
Information Technology Manager, Information Security Officer

As GOSA's system administrator, Sean 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 managed 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.

Program Manager, Connections for Classrooms Grant Program
 
Steve oversees the Connections for Classroom grant program, which aims to provide high-speed broadband access to schools and classrooms. Prior to joining GOSA in May 2014, Steve 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.
 
Tandi Tyler
Assistant Director, Governor's School Leadership Academy
 
Tandi is the Assistant Director of the Governor’s Leadership Academy where she will be supporting the development of turnaround principals and aspiring turnaround principals. She has spent fifteen years in education servicing traditionally underserved students from Houston, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education and served as a 3rd, 4th, and Kindergarten teacher in Houston and Atlanta before joining the New Leaders for New Schools program in Washington D.C.  She served as a turnaround principal for four years in an elementary school in Southeast D.C.  She spent five years founding KIPP WAYS Primary in Atlanta, Georgia before transitioning to this role at the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. She resides in Mableton, Georgia with her daughter.   
 
Tawni Taylor Anderson
Professional Learning Specialist
 
Tawni is a Professional Learning Specialist at GOSA. In this role, she helps to manage the Technology Tools for Teachers (T3) grant, which focuses on personalized and integrated learning. Tawni also serves and supports the school districts participating in the grant. Before coming to GOSA, Tawni worked at the Georgia Department of Education as an Evaluation System Specialist for over six years. Her other work experiences include veteran principal, assistant principal, and teacher. Tawni earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Georgia Southern University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Valdosta State University, and an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from University of West Georgia. She and her husband live in Metro Atlanta.
 
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.