RACHEL TANSEY | Executive Director of Federal Programs & Grants
For the past 26 years, Rachel Tansey has served as a teacher and executive administrator for education institutions including the Columbus Urban League, Elaine High School, Oberlin College, Project GRAD, and Lorain City Schools. These experiences have provided Ms. Tansey with extensive knowledge of the best educational practices for serving children and the ability to coordinate and lead diverse groups of organizations to work together.
Ms. Tansey is currently the district’s Executive Director of Federal Program & Grants, and in this capacity, she oversees more than $15 million in federal program fund dollars with the responsibility of maximizing financial resources to best meet student needs and reporting the impact of federal programs through tracking and analysis of student data.
During her tenure, she has directed several major federal and state grant initiatives including GEAR UP, Smaller Learning Communities, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and a Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant requiring coordination of multiple services for six thousand students and two hundred teachers. She is certified by the University of Houston as an academic consultant and holds an Ohio Treasurer’s license. Ms. Tansey graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster.