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Federal Programs

Michelle Yates Director of Federal Programs
Michelle Yates
Director of Federal Programs 


Monica Cano Secretary of Federal Programs
Monica Cano
Secretary of Federal Programs
carol dipple, early childhood coordinator
Carol Dippel
Early Childhood Coordinator
early childhood clerk, michelle lopez
Michelle Lopez
Early Childhood Clerk


Federal Programs Department

The Victoria ISD Federal Programs Department is committed to enriching the education of VISD students. Through collaborations with campuses, VISD departments, families and community organizations, many supplemental programs are supported by the Federal Programs Department.  The major initiatives of the Federal Programs Department include:

Title I Campus Programs
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Parent Liaisons
  • Interventionists and Enrichment Specialists
  • Social Workers
Title I and Title II Professional Development Initiatives
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Consultants and Trainers
  • Conferences and Special Events
Early Childhood Programs
  • Teen Parent Connection Center
  • VISD Prekindergarten
Family Connection Center
  • Parent Resource Room
  • KidzConnection
  • Teen Parent Program
  • Homework Center
  • Parents as Teachers

Department staff members work closely with campuses and district staff to utilize the following funding sources to enhance instruction in the district:

Title I, Part A: The purpose of Title I, A funding is to provide additional resources to schools to ensure that all children are provided a high quality education that will enable them to exceed performance standards. Seventeen VISD campuses and three private schools within the VISD currently receive Title I, Part A funds.
Title I, Part D: Title I, D funds are utilized to supplement educational programs for students residing at the Victoria Juvenile Justice Center.
Title II, Part A: Funds awarded under Title II, Part A are utilized to provide high quality professional development and support for all VISD teachers as well as teachers as four private schools within the VISD.
Title III, Part A: Title III, Part A provides supplemental resources to ensure that children who are English language learners (ELLs), also identified in statute as limited English proficient (LEP), attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state mandated achievement performance standards.
Title IV, Part A: The goal of Title IV, Part A is to provide all students access to a well rounded education, improve academic outcomes by maintaining safe and healthy students, and improve the use of technology to advance student academic achievement.