Federal Programs Staff Directory

Staff Directory


 Bill Higgins

Director Secretary
  Ext. 3322

 Darleen Hickman


Cindy Stockton

Title II Coordinator

Ext. 3342

Charlotte Bryant

Family Involvement Coordinator
  Ext. 3324

 Lottie Crockett

Title III English Language Learners 

Ext. 3339

 Martha Chapman

Instructional Coordinator
  Ext. 3332

 Beverly Roy

Instructional Coordinator
  Ext. 3329

 Rita Mathews

Preschool Coordinator
  Ext. 3356

Cindy Rushing

Liaison for Homeless
  Ext. 3330

Melinda Bordelon

Instructional Coordinator/Family Involvement 
  Ext. 3333

 Jacqueline Trottie

Homeless Advocate 
  Ext. 3345

James Wood

Migrant Recruiter/Advocate 
  Ext. 3331

 Rhonda Bailey

Instructional Clerk
  Ext. 3323

 Brinda Edwards

Title I Family involvement
  Center Paraprofessional

 Linda Brown

Instructional Clerk
  Ext. 3344

Gina Yost

FP Mission Statement

Our Mission   
The staff of the Rapides Parish Title I Program believes that all children can learn and achieve by the same high academic standards that will enable them to function as responsible and caring citizens.

Our focus this year will be centered around the following commitments:

  • To improve the academic performance of all students.
  • To meet the needs of "at risk" students of ALL ages.
  • To provide sustained and intensive professional development activities that are tied to content and student performance standards.
  • To work cooperatively with parents in the educational process.
  • To provide programs for the acquisition and use of varied educational materials.

School Choice

 RPSB will beging taking School Choice applications on Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Friday March 10, 2017 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm in the Instructional Resources Center.

You will be notified via schoolmessenger and this website when registration opens.  To view a list of D or F schools, please see the list below.  If you have any questions please call the Federal Programs office @ 318-442-8891.


D or F Schools

F Schools


D Schools

Parental Involvement

Title I Parental Involvement Personnel: 

Lottie Crockett

Parental Involvement Coordinator

487-0888 ext. 3324


Jacqueline Trottie

School Improvement Coordinator

487-0888 ext. 3207


Patricia Messer

Title I Federal Programs

487-0888 ext. 3329


Parental Involvment Compliance Letters and Forms 



English Language Acquisition Program

Welcome to the Title lll English Language Acquisition Program
Rapides Parish School District
Contact: Martha Chapman 318-442-8891
Gladys Higdon Instructional Resources Center
502 Beauregard Street
Alexandria, La 

The office of English Language Acquisition directs the English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in Rapides Parish Public Schools. Our goal is to help immigrant students and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic performance and meet the same challenging state content and achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.

Forms and Documents

Cenla Area Reading Council



Click Here to download pamplet and enrollment forms

As a chapter of the Louisiana Reading Association, our mission is to improve the quality of literacy for all through the study of best practices in literacy processes and instruction, the promotion of literacy research, and the dissemination of information related to literacy acquisition.

  1. To improve literacy content knowledge and instruction for Louisiana teachers through research-based best practices, literacy projects, and technology integration
  2. To retain and increase current membership numbers and membership participation at the local, state, and international levels
  3. To create and sustain viable partnerships with individuals and organizations who are interested in literacy advancement
  4. To advocate for policy that impacts strong research, standards, practices, and educational reform to support literacy instruction and student achievement

CENLA Reading Council is an affiliate of:
The Louisiana Reading Association: http://lareading.org/ 
International Literacy Association: http://literacyworldwide.org/ 

Please contact Jacqueline Y. Trottie, , for more information about the CENLA Reading Council.

Choice 2016-2017


Early Childhood Department

Cindy Rushing
Preschool Coordinator
442-8891 Ext.  3356

Child Care Center, Early Head Start, Head Start and Rapides Parish Public Pre-Kindergarten 

Click here to register.

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Click here to register.

 If you have additional questions call:
Child Care Centers - (318) 442-8891 ext 3356.
Rapides Parish Public Pre-K or Kindergarten - at (318)442-8891 ext 3356.

Early Childhood Funding Request

Chapter 709, Part B of Bulletin 140 states, "The lead agency shall provide an opportunity for each publicly-funded program in the community network and the general public in the coverage area of the community network to comment on the proposed funding request prior to submission to the Department and shall include documentation of this process in the funding request."

Click HERE - to complete Survey



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