Georgia Compensatory Educational Leaders, Inc

Creating opportunities to support positive growth and help improve student achievement!
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 2020 Vision : Looking to the Future

2020 GCEL Inc. Conference Slideshow


March 9-11, 2020
35th Annual


GCEL, Inc Post Conference Survey

As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, the executive board and planning committee of
Georgia Compensatory Educational Leaders (GCEL), Inc. extends gratitude for your commitment to service on behalf
of the students across the state. We encourage you to stay safe and stay strong.
Remember health care workers on the frontline of defense during this difficult time.

Response to this survey will assist with future planning of annual conferences of the GCEL organization.


2020 Annual Conference


Shaun Owen

Deputy Superintendent of Federal Programs
Georgia Department of Education

Shaun Owen became the Deputy Superintendent of Federal Programs on March 1st, 2020. Prior to becoming Deputy Superintendent, she was the Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of Consolidated Federal Initiatives and State Ombudsman at the Georgia Department of Education. She led the Consolidation of Funds Initiative, which grew from 4 LEAS to over 30 LEAs, and gained national recognition culminating in a presentation with the U.S. Dept. of Education at the National ESEA Conference. Shaun created the Collaborative of State Ombudsmen, a national collaborative of Ombudsmen across the U.S., in the Spring of 2017, which gained national recognition resulting in presentations at the Office of Nonpublic Education.

Shaun has worked at the GaDOE since 2008 where she led several statewide initiatives including the Governor’s Directive for Resource Development and previously was a decorated classroom teacher and business owner. She served as the president of the National Council of State Social Studies Specialists when she was over Social Studies for the state of Georgia. Shaun earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. Shaun’s passion is improving education for all students.

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