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
Beth Allgood-Justice
Program Specialist/GRASP Grant Program
(404) 326-0315 beth.allgood-justice@gosa.ga.gov
Brian Delgado
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
Chantel Mullen
Staff Attorney
(404) 904-5544 chantel.mullen@gosa.ga.gov
Dave Greenstein
Program Manager, Academic Auditing
(404) 844-8534 dgreenstein@gosa.ga.gov
David Evans
Policy & Research Analyst
(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
Jaclyn Colona
Innovation Fund Specialist 
(404) 904-5514 jaclyn.colona@gosa.ga.gov
Jamie Ray
Statewide RMP Program Manager
(404) 904-5433 jamie.ray@gosa.ga.gov
Jayashree Krishnan
GA AWARDS Sr. Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect
(404) 520-5530 jkrishnan@gosa.ga.gov
Jordan Dasher
GA AWARDS Research & Data Specialist
(404) 803-2529 jdasher@gosa.ga.gov
Julie Noland
Program Manager, Special Projects
(404) 904-5435 julie.noland@gosa.ga.gov
Kanti Chalasani
GA AWARDS Business Intelligence Architect
(404) 844-8830 kchalasani@gosa.ga.gov
Kelsea Bond
Policy & Research Analyst
(404) 640-1051

kelsea.bond@gosa.ga.gov

Kimberly Creagh
Strategic Waiver School System Specialist
(404) 683-4246 kimberly.creagh@gosa.ga.gov
Kimberly Turner
Learning Development Project Manager
(404) 576-9698

kimberly.turner@gosa.ga.gov

Marlo Mong
Innovative Programs Specialist
(404) 463-1502 mmong@gosa.ga.gov
Nicole Owens
Web Content Specialist

(404) 904-5432

nicole.owens@gosa.ga.gov
Nnenna Ogbu
Research & Evaluation Specialist, RT3 Early Learning Challenge
(404) 295-4307 nogbu@gosa.ga.gov
Richard Parmer
Program Manager, Governor's Honors Program
(404) 904-5447 rparmer@gosa.ga.gov
Rosaline Tio
Program Manager, Evaluation and Digital Strategy
(404) 640-3902 rosaline.tio@gosa.ga.gov
Sean Coy
GA AWARDS IT Systems Administrator
(678) 637-8173 scoy@gosa.ga.gov
Stacey Lutz
Program Manager, Strategic Professional Learning
(404) 640-9667 stacey.lutz@gosa.ga.gov
Steve Korwan
Program Manager, Connections for Classrooms Grant Program
(404) 971-1704 skorwan@gosa.ga.gov
Tawni Taylor Anderson
Professional Learning Specialist
(404) 904-5482 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. She and her husband have two children and live in DeKalb County.
 
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 and classrooms 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, making recommendations, 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.
 
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
Policy & Research Analyst

Brian joined GOSA 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.
 
Brian Pettite
Business Analyst - IT Support
 
Brian has over 20 years in the IT field, His training includes CCNA and CCNP training.  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.  He currently supports the GOSA staff with IT needs.  Brian is an Army Veteran and lives in Fayette County. He teaches scuba diving in his spare time.  
 
Staff Attorney
 
Chantel serves as Staff Attorney for GOSA and joined the team in November 2015. As the staff attorney, she provides legal support in the development and administration of 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 in 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.

Dave Greenstein
Academic Auditor
 
Dave 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.
 
David Evans
Policy & Research Analyst

In this role, David conducts research and data analyses and supports 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. 
 
Diane Burrell
Operations Specialist
 
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. Delivering outstanding customer service has always been an essential part of Diane’s work. As GOSA’s Office Manager, she is responsible for maintaining office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems and policies. Diane always jumps at opportunities to assist her colleagues and management team. She is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call GOSA.

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. 
 

Jaclyn Colona
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.

Jamie Ray
Statewide RMP Program Manager

As a Program Manager, Jamie manages a team of Language and Literacy Specialists who serve schools involved in the Reading Mentors Program. Jamie 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.

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 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. 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
GA AWARDS Data & Research Specialist

Jordan 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.

Julie Noland
Program Manager, Special Projects

Julie joined GOSA in November 2016 as the Program Manager for Special Projects. Prior to 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 B.A. in Mass Communications and a Masters in Instructional Technology/Computers from Appalachian State University and an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from North Georgia College and State University. Mrs. Noland lives in Watkinsville, Georgia, with her husband, Travis Noland. She is the mother of three boys.

Kanti Chalasani
GA AWARDS Business Intelligence Architect
 
Kanti 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. 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.

Kelsea Bond
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 in 2015. 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. 
 
Strategic Waiver School System Specialist
 
Kimberly is the Strategic Waiver School System Specialist for GOSA. She was previously 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.  Prior to joining GOSA, Kimberly held a myriad of education positions. She 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 Educational Leadership Certification from Georgia State University.  Kimberly lives in Mableton, Georgia with her husband.

Marlo Mong
Innovative Programs Specialist

Marlo is a specialist for GOSA’s Innovative Programs. In this role, Marlo 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, Marlo 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. Marlo 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.

Nicole Owens
Web Content Specialist

As the Web Content Specialist, Nicole manages the development and content curation for GOSA's Literacy Launchpad - Words2Reading. She also helps manage and improve content for GOSA's website. 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. 
 

Nnenna Ogbu
Research & Evaluation Specialist, RT3 Early Learning Challenge

Nnenna 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.

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 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. 

Rosaline Tio
Program Manager, Evaluation and Digital Strategy 
 
Rosaline joined GOSA in July 2015 as a Program Evaluation Analyst and assumed her current role in January 2018. In this position, she conducts and manages a variety of GOSA’s program evaluations. She also leads GOSA’s digital strategy, including managing web content and advancing GOSA’s social media presence. 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.
 

Sean Coy
GA AWARDS IT Systems Administrator

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 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.

Stacey Lutz
Program Manager, Strategic Professional Learning

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 Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, also from VSU.  She lives in Homerville with her two children.

Program Manager, Connections for Classrooms Grant Program
 
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.
 
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 has 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.