Tiffany R. Winters Kesslar joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in July 2006 and became a partner in 2011. Ms. Kesslar assists her clients with both fiscal and programmatic aspects of federal education programs, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Ms. Kesslar also works with clients on the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and other federal administrative regulations, such as the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA).
Since joining the firm, Ms. Kesslar has developed and conducted trainings on federal grants management and the fiscal and programmatic requirements of various federal programs. Ms. Kesslar also conducts mock monitoring visits and reviews internal controls and policies and procedures of State agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education and nonprofits for fiscal and programmatic compliance with federal grant administrative requirements.
Ms. Kesslar authored the What Do I Do When… The Answer Book on Fiscal Compliance in Special Education, published by LRP Publishing. She also co-authored the Federal Education Grants Management: What Administrator Need to Know, 4th Edition, The New Title I: The Changing Landscape of Accountability, 8th Edition and IDEA: New Expectations for Schools and Students, 2nd - 5th Editions, published by LRP Publishing. In addition, Ms. Kesslar also regularly contributes to the Title I Advisor, by LRP Publishing and conducts webinars and audio conferences for Thompson Interactive Services and LRP Publishing.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kesslar served as a law clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She graduated cum laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and received her Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Ms. Kesslar is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia bar and the District of Columbia bar.
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