USC Grant Writing Certificate Program

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Meet your instructor:
Dr. Vanessa Nelson-Reed

Dr. Vanessa Nelson-Reed Dr. Vanessa Nelson-Reed serves as the Federal Program Administrator in the Federal Programs Monitoring and Support Division at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  Her subprograms include the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and the ESEA programs for Neglected and Delinquent Youth. 

She has over 25 years of experience in higher education and K-12 education administration.  She has managed and monitored Federal programs for Career and Technology Education (Perkins) and special education (IDEA).  In her consulting capacity, she conducted compliance visits for 21st Century Learning Center, special education and Title I programs. 

She has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University, a Masters in Education in College Student Development from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of South Carolina.  She brings her practical experience and hands on experience to the Grant Writing courses.  She lives in Irmo with her husband Larry and their two children

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