Moore County's Grants and Federal Programs page

Grants and Federal Programs


The Moore County Schools Grants and Federal Programs supports approximately $5,000,000 in federal and private grants provided to our schools each year. The primary role of the department is to provide grants administration, program monitoring, data collection and reporting, and to facilitate the necessary technical assistance to ensure not only compliance, but quality programs for students. Compliance is the first step toward program quality; monitoring this area is the springboard to providing technical assistance.

Our mission is to ensure that federal and state education funds contribute to the goal of all students meeting or exceeding rigorous state standards. Goals for our department focus on improving student achievement and closing the achievement gaps of our identified subgroups. Our schools have a common framework and language around which to develop their School Improvement Plans and support our daily classroom focus of teaching and learning. Four pathways (Learning, Community, Culture and Leadership) were developed in collaboration with the community, staff and Board of Education members. The resulting pathways provide structure to the creation of engaging work for students, the School Improvement Plan process, and a system of measuring the schools' and district's progress that ensures accountability beyond standardized test results.

Amanda DixonAmanda Dixon
Director for Federal Programs, Grant Administration and CTE

Amanda Dixon joined Moore County Schools in October 2016 as Director of Federal Programs and Grant Administration. She is responsible for developing, allocating and managing all Federal funds to include Title I, II, III, IV, TSI; as well as support to district personnel for Federal Contracts, Impact Aid, McKinney Vento, Early Childhood, AYPYN and DODEA as needed.  Amanda is responsible for district-wide coordination and implementation of all local, state and federal grant opportunities.  In September 2017, she was additionally appointed as Director of Career and Technical Education. In this capacity, she is responsible for CTE program development and management to include middle and high school CTE curriculum, testing, industry recognized credentialing, internships, apprenticeships, career development opportunities, work based learning, compliance with Perkins V, ESSA, Business Advisory Council and professional development for CTE staff.

Amanda started her career in education as a Secondary English Teacher, worked with Richmond Community College as the Workforce & Economic Development Director, and served Scotland County Schools in multiple facets; Innovative High School Director, Indian Education Director, Curriculum Coach, PreK Coordinator and Grant Coordinator (14 years).

Dixon holds a B.S. in Mass Communications and Pre-Law from Methodist College, M.Ed. Education in Technology from Lesley University and a Masters in School Administration from Appalachian State University.  She is a certified English Teacher 6-12, Certified School Business Director, and Program Planner. 



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  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC28327
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