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About Us

This project has evolved over several years in response to both federal regulations and Response to Intervention. Those who contributed in the beginning helped shape what the Access Guide has become. The Department wishes to thank all those who worked on the Access Guide in every capacity.

 About Us

 expand Purpose
  • Facilitate student access to the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Maximize opportunities for academic success
  • Support wide range of student needs, teacher expertise, & site resources
  • Support differentiated instruction for all students through:
    • Strategies
    • Accommodations
    • Technology tools
    • Product Options
  • Support modified instruction for students with significant disabilities
  • Provide suggestions ranging from simple enhancements to methods requiring professional development
 expand Vision
 expand Mission
  • Ensure Higher Academic Achievement for All Students
  • Eliminate the Achievement Gaps Between Races and Classes
  • Prepare Students to be Effective Citizens in a Global Market
 expand Critical Goals

 Collaborators

expandDepartment of Education 
Kristina BraudProject Coordinator
Quentina TimollContact Leader
Carolyn SessionsContact Leader
Sharon EdwardsRegion 3
Nan AbiattiProofer
Chase KleinGraphic Artist
expandContent Leaders 
Sheryl NixIndependent Consultant, Science
Shari NorbergIndependent Consultant, Social Studies and Instructional Decision-Making Cycle
Hailey RidgewayIndependent Consultant, Database Design

 Leadership Teams

expand2011-2012 Access Guide State Leadership Team 
RamonaAdamsLincoln
MaryArrowsmithWest Baton Rouge
DawnBaderSt. Tammany
SheilaBarberLDOE--Field Services
KristinaBraudLDOE--Mild Moderate Programs
DonnaBroussardLDOE--Assistive Technology
ChristyCormierFHF--SWLA
BarbDuchardtNorthwestern University
SharonEdwardsLATI Region 3 Center
CynthiaGardereOrleans
KimberlyHakesOrleans
MarianJohnsonLDOE--Gifted/Talented
RobinKingSpecial School District
MelanieLemoineSPDIG
SandyMatthewsCalcasieu
JanMcNaughtonLivingston
NanetteOlivierLDOE--Significant Disabilities Programs
KimberlyProcellDeSoto
EllenRatcliffSoutheastern University
JoyceRussoLDOE-V.I. Deaf/Blind
LindaSpainEast Baton Rouge
CathySt. RomainLDOE-Division of Certification, Preparation and Recruitment
StephanieSteibSt. Charles
SummerWhitmoreSPDIG
expand2010-2011 Access Guide State Leadership Team 
NickiAnzelmoSoutheastern University
MonicaBallayLaSIG
KristinaBraudLDOE/Literacy/Sped/SIM
ChristyCormierParent/St coor LATEACH
DebraDevillierLafayette
BarbDuchardtNSU/SIM St. Core
CynthiaGardereOrleans
KimberlyHakesOrleans
JudyHuckabayLafayette
JenniferKelly
TammyKuhnLivingston
SandyMatthewsCalcasieu
KathyMullerCalcasieu
NanetteOlivierLDOE/Literacy/Sped
ErinRaifordSt. Charles
JoyceRussoLDOE/ Support Unit/SIM
LindaSpainEast Baton Rouge
CathySt.RomainLDOE/T.Cert.Prep.Recruit
HelenStewartLivingston
MaryWilson-ArrasmithWest Baton Rouge
expand2009-2010 Mild/Moderate Leadership Team 
NickiAnselmoSoutheastern University
MonicaBallayLASIG
SheilaBarberLDOE
AmyBourqueLafayette
MaggieBrolinLDOE
BarbaraBurkeLDOE
PhyllisCageConcordia
CynthiaChesterfieldFHF--Baton Rouge
SusanCrowtherWest Baton Rouge
BarbDuchardtNorthwestern University
GrantGautreauxNicholls University
JenniferKellyOuachita
RobinKingGrant
MelanieLemoineLDOE/LASIG2
AleashaMallerySt. Martin
EllynMcKinneyLDOE/Region 7 Service Center
MelissaMonacoEast Baton Rouge
MirandaNolleyNatchitoches
KimberlyProcellDeSoto
KayRoneLDOE--Sped Transition Coordinator
StephanieSteibSt. Charles
MaryWilsonWest Baton Rouge
expand2007-2008 GEAG Taskforce 
CynthiaAtkinsonAscension
LouBelezairEast Baton Rouge
LindaBradyBossier
KristinaBraudLDOE
MarciaBrownSpecial School District
PaulaDaigleAssumption
ArchieDeonLDOE
RachelDiBenedettoTangipahoa
LouannEdwardsGrant
AngieFruge’Ascension
DiannaHusersIberia
YvonneJohnsonSt. James
CarolKelleyBossier
CherylLassLivingston
MelanieMonistereTangipahoa
NanetteOlivierLDOE
DonnaPierceLafourche
JoyceRussoLDOE
JuneStreetLDOE
TiffanyThomasLDOE
AnnTrappeyTangipahoa
DebraWashingtonLafourche
RosemaryYdarragaTangipahoa