Contact Info and Bios

Formula Team

The Formula Team reviews all formula grants to LEA applications for approval and answers all programmatic questions from grantees regarding the formula grant program.

Formula Team Members


Contact Information

Dr. Crystal C. Moore, Ed.D., Formula Group Leader


Annabelle Toledo, B.A., Program Specialist


Wanda Lee, M.Ed., Program Specialist


Gregory Hindsley, M.A., Program Specialist


Terry Nelson, Program Specialist


Meet Our Staff

Dr. Crystal Moore Ed.D.

Crystal has served as the OIE Formula Group Leader since March 2020 and has worked in OIE since 2019. She is also the current Designated Federal Official for the Presidentially-appointed National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE). As the only known Native American Tribal member, Doctor of Education in Learning Technologies (Pepperdine University, 2013) worldwide, Crystal is completely committed to the ED’s mission to promote students cultural and academic achievement by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Based on her family of seven generations of America Indian Educators, she has a particular focus on improving the quality of life for Native Americans by empowering overall diverse communities in need through innovative grant-making/economic development. 

For fifteen years prior to working at ED, Crystal has previously served as a university Director of Online Learning and as a tenure-track university Assistant Professor of Education Technologies for a university with a high Native American student population. During this time, she co-led the creation of two, 100% online culturally responsive Master of Education Technology programs, as well as created and/or taught education research, Native studies, and several other culturally responsive master’s level courses. For the previous 10 years of her Education career, Crystal taught/worked with all grade levels K-12 as a classroom Teacher and Technology Coordinator in a more rural high-Mexican Indigenous Migrant Ed./English Language Learner based School district and then in a diverse, urban school district. For that work, she was often (co)housed out of the I.T. Department, all while serving on numerous localized and national/international Boards. Prior to that work, Crystal was a business manager in corporate America. 

Currently, she is thrilled about her service to Indian Country working for ED, while living in the D.C. Metro area with husband and infant daughter. Some of more recent awards/honors include: OESE Difference Maker Awards: Innovator and Breakthrough Team (2021); Member, Leadership Native Oklahoma Class (2018);, American Education Research Association (AERA) – Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender Certificate of Appreciation for Excellent Work and Dedication to the SIG, Excellent Leadership as Secretary/Treasurer (2016);, and National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) “Native American [Top] 40 Under 40” Award Recipient and NCAIED International $20K Business Plan Competition Semi-Finalist (2013). Crystal continues to love her OIE Formula Group Leader position; after serving in this role for the past three years, she is incredibly honored to be able to serve the wonderful Title VI (A,1) family. 

Annabelle Toledo (Jemez Pueblo)


Annabelle is a Program Officer who serves the OIE Formula Grantees located in the Eastern Region of the U.S. She is a Tribal member from the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico.  She has been with the Office of Indian Education (OIE) for over 18yrs working with Formula Grants. She started in OIE back in 2003 when it was called Title VII and it was a paper application.  In 2007, the application process went electronic and OIE titled the application EASIE-Electronic Application System for Indian Education. She serves as the Program Officer assigned to the Eastern States. She is committed and passionate to serve the needs of our American Indian/Alaskan Native students who benefit from our Title VI Grant and empowering parents to participate in the application process. Prior to her role in OIE, Annabelle worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior for three years. Annabelle has received three different U.S. Department of Education Difference Maker Awards:

2014 Breakthrough Team Recipient (2014), Mentor Recipient (2015), MPP: Most Positive Player Recipient (2016), and 2019 OESE Difference Maker.

Wanda Lee, M.Ed. (Lumbee)


Wanda has been an OIE Formula Program Officer for over the past six years. She is assigned to serve the OIE Formula Grantees located in the State of Oklahoma. Drawing on her Lumbee and Cherokee heritage, Wanda loves teaching empowering culturally responsive Indian Education efforts across the Nation via her Office of Indian Education – Education Program Specialist position. Wanda completed her Education Policy, Planning, and Administration Master of Education degree from the University of Maryland, College Park with Summa Cum Laude honors. Ms. Lee’s favorite previous positions include the: Seminole Nation of FL’s Ahfachkee Day School Bilingual Curriculum Development Program, Baltimore City & County Indian Education Programs, and Maryland Indian Commissioner. For over 16 years, she has served Maryland K-12 schools as a teacher of 2nd – 4th/6th – 8th grade classroom/reading, literacy, and pre-GED/GED courses/GED. Also prior to joining ED, Wanda worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for six years. She also was a National Honor Society Member, Kappa Delta Pi Fellow (1992-1993), and an Arthur Parsons Scholar (1992-1993).

Gregory Hindsley, M.A.


Greg is a Program Officer who serves the OIE Formula Grantees located in the Northwest Region of the U.S.  Greg has worked for the Department of Education since January 2022.  He enjoys communicating with grantees and collaboratively solving problems with the OIE team.  Prior to his role at OIE, he worked at the U.S. Department of the Interior, with the first three years at the Bureau of Land Management.  For the remaining 15 years Greg worked several positions at the National Park Service, focusing on cultural resources, law enforcement administration, and battlefield preservation project grants.  He also has knowledge in social media, budget analysis, and human resource and inter-departmental contracting.  He holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education/Social Studies from Providence College in Rhode Island. Greg completed the Department’s 2022 Development through Mentoring Program in December 2022.