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Division of Educational Opportunity and Equity is at your service.
Contact us via e-mail or call us in-state toll-free between 9:00am and 5:00pm MT at 1.888.231.9393, Local 406.444.3095, Fax: 406.444.3924

  • BJ Granbery
    Division Administrator and Title I Director
    Ph: 406.444.4420
  • Marg Watson
    Title I School Support Specialist
    Ph: 406.444.3551
    Fax: 406.444.3924
  • Jack O'Connor
    Unit Director Title I School Support
    Ph: 406.444.3083
    e-mail: JO'
  • Cheryl Heldt
    Title I School Support Coordinator
    Ph: 406.444.0686

Education Northwest


Title Programs:
Montana ESEA Title I
Statewide System of Support

If your school/district has been invited to register for the NISL Instructional Leadership Institute to be held in Billings, Missoula, and Great Falls, please click on the link below and register each individual on the team. Your letter of invitation contains information on the team membership suggested for your school/district. We look forward to seeing you soon! Register Now

Mission, Vision, Values and Goals For The Statewide System of Support

The mission of the Statewide System of Support (SSOS) is to help empower all Montana Title I schools to reach high levels of student achievement, classroom instruction, and building leadership as determined by state and national standards. We commit ourselves to develop a comprehensive system of support to assure these outcomes.


The vision of the Statewide System of Support is to provide all Montana Title I schools the resources to improve teaching and learning for increased student achievement based on state and national standards.


1. We believe that all students can learn at high levels.
2. We believe that all teachers can teach at high levels.
3. We believe that all schools can make Adequate Yearly Progress.


1. We will provide a school improvement consultant or advisor to assist in action planning and implementation of evidence-based practices.
2. We will provide on-site professional development in the areas of curriculum, data analysis and teacher mentoring for schools based upon need and available funds.
3. We will ensure that all schools have access to technical assistance through the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
4. We will work with outside entities to assist schools in program improvement.

Programs and Services