Title I Supplemental Services

FAQs about Title I

Title I, formerly known as Chapter 1, is a federally funded supplemental reading program to support disadvantaged learners.

What is the purpose of the Title 1 program?

The purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach their full potential.

This purpose can be accomplished by:

1.    Administering a variety of high quality assessments to identify which students will need additional instruction (including MAP, State Assessments, Classroom Tests, DIBELs etc.)

2.    Instruction from high quality curriculum that has been scientifically proven to advance the skills of students who may be struggling

3.    Creating a system of communication between classroom teachers, support staff, and parents so that all groups are working toward the same goal….

…Giving North Canton students the support they need, exactly when they need it, to ensure that all students grow and accomplish gains in learning.

What will Title I funds Pay for?

Title funds pay for teacher salaries and benefits, curriculum materials, professional development for teachers, supplies needed for parent meetings and programs for students.

What are the requirements Title I? 

Title I requires school districts to do the following: 

            *Choose assessment criteria that allow us to identify students that may need instructional support and document this.  

            *Inform parents about the selection of their child for services

            *Document our contact with parents (including this fall meeting)

            *Report the students that are receiving assistance

What does Title services mean for YOUR child?

         *He/She will receive instruction in exactly the areas that need intervention (decoding, phonological awareness, letter naming, comprehension strategies, addition, place value, etc.) only when your child needs it

         *Continuous monitoring of the progress your child is making so adjustments can be made if necessary

         *He/She may move in and out of Title I groups throughout the year depending on progress.

What will Title services look like?

Title 1 services may be offered in a variety of ways such as:

         *Classroom teacher works with the student in small group or individually

         *Title I staff works with student in small group or individually

         *Title I staff teachers may co-teach a with a classroom teacher

         *Resources used during instruction might include using the Language Arts program, a computer based program, or research based strategies

         *Intervention may happen inside the classroom or outside the classroom

         *Title I services will mostly occur during a “no new instruction time” 


 How are Title 1 services different from special education services?

*Title I students will not have a written IEP (Individual Education Plan) but may have a RIMP (Reading Intervention and Monitoring Plan)

                    Title I Services                   vs.          Special Education (IEP)

Developmental (especially for Kindergarten)

Lifelong disability

Tested by teachers, given to all students

Tested by a psychologist, given to few

Changes throughout the year

Remains constant

Short term help

Long term help

NCCS Title I Staff
Michelle Hostetler
Director of Instruction
Title 1 Coordinator 
(330) 497-5600 ext. 1251
Clearmount Primary
Santino Cordero-Carter, [email protected]

Heidi Nudo, [email protected]

Paula Perticarini, [email protected]

Northwood Primary
Susan Eastman, [email protected]

Melissa Fowler, [email protected]

Candice Wodoslawsky, [email protected]

Greentown Intermediate

Carol Cunningham, [email protected]

Amy Hanson, [email protected]

Annisa Beine,  
Orchard Hill Intermediate

Rebecca Dorsey,
[email protected]

Sarah Mallamaci, [email protected]

Emily Parlin, [email protected]
North Canton Middle School

Karen Gottleib, [email protected]
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