Dr. Lynn Sodat
Dr. Sodat provides guidance and technical assistance for Virginia's federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) programs and serves as the state lead for policy interpretation and compliance oversight for the multi-million dollar programs. She coordinates the efforts of the state’s Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title V teams in their work with educators, division program coordinators, and the public. Dr. Sodat oversaw the state plan development for the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) federal accountability plan and is Virginia’s primary point of contact. Before joining the Department seven years ago, she worked at the school division level as a teacher, assistant principal, Title I coordinator, and central office administrator.
Debra Herburger is the Senior Program Associate for WestEd, a San Francisco-based nonpartisan, nonprofit, mission-focused organization. The agency works to improve learning for children, youth, and adults in key areas including English learners where projects, services, and resources address the dual needs of students who must simultaneously master academic content and the English language. Debra’s work at WestEd focuses on building the capacity of educators to help all students, particularly English learners preK-12, achieve success in rigorous standards and achieve to their full potential and graduate career and college ready.
Bedford County Public Schools
Dinwiddie County Public Schools
Fluvanna County Public Schools
Franklin County Public Schools
Goochland County Public Schools
King William Public Schools
Louisa County Public Schools
Wise County Public Schools
Virginia Department of Education
Virginia Department of Social Services