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Important Links

List of Department Contacts:

The Accountability and Leadership Solutions Department Main Number is


Ingrid Lee
Accountability and Leadership Solutions
Department Director


Richard Blair
Senior Education Specialist


Monica Aguirre

Education Specialist


Sheldon Barr, Ph.D.

Education Specialist


Dinorah Cortinas-Galvan
Education Specialist


LaShonda Evans
Education Specialist


Debbie Hamilton

Education Specialist


Ana Llamo
Education Specialist



Department Support Staff:


Sonya Herrera
Department Lead Secretary


Betty Jerez
Secretary-Education Specialists


Anna LaLonde
Secretary-Education Specialists


Texas Education Agency Quick Links:

Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts
Historical records of accountability ratings from 1994 to the present. Ratings are available for district, campuses, and charter schools. TEA accredits public schools in Texas at the district level for grades K–12. 


This is a link to their webpage for accreditation information and correspondence.


Division of Grant Management Resources
The TEA Division of Grant Management has developed guidance resources to assist LEAs with fiscal program implementation. Please click on title to access these resources.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Waiver Information

This Texas Education Agency (TEA) webpage provides up to date information on the status of the Texas waiver communications with the United States Department of Education (USDE). 


Program Monitoring and Interventions

TEA’s website for all program monitoring and interventions: 
Accountability, Program, and Data Validation.


TEA Secure Environment (TEASE) Log-in
This site provides authorized users access to secure reports, submissions, and communications between the district/campus and the Texas Education Agency. Various applications are available and are used based on the individual needs of the person requesting access.


Texas Center for District and School Support (TCDSS) Quick Links for School Improvement Support:


TAIS Resources Website
Tools to Help Implement the Texas Accountability & Intervention System (TAIS) Framework: 
Expert Voices:  interviews that provide a theoretical overview of the TAIS Framework
From the Field: videos that provide a look into campuses across Texas
Critical Success Factors:  videos, action guides & reflective questions to use within professional learning community campus/district teams


Texas Center for District & School Support (TCDSS) Website
The Texas Center for District and School Support (TCDSS) serves as a coordinating point for statewide school improvement initiatives of the Texas Education Agency. As part of the Region 13 Education Service Center, the TCDSS coordinates and leverages statewide technical assistance services to support districts and schools in meeting required performance standards under both state and federal accountability systems.  Additionally, the TCDSS leads and manages a number of grants and special projects for the TEA focused on building statewide capacity for school improvement to ensure all students graduate career and college ready.


NCLB/Title 1 Program Support Quick Links for Federal School Improvement Support: 


No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Program Resource Description List
In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Division of NCLB Program Coordination, numerous campus and district improvement planning tools have been developed to assist with program implementation. These include digital publications, no cost online training modules and print publications.


No Child Left Behind Resources–Access them Here


Title 1 Resources–Access them Here
In partnership with the Texas Education Agency, the Title 1 Statewide Parental Involvement Initiative provides resource information and tools to support this important work.


Title 1 Capacity Building Initiative Resources
The Title I Capacity Building Initiative is coordinated by the Texas Education Agency and produced by Region 10 Education Service Center. This website serves as a central location for showcasing best practices in high achievement and closing the achievement gap between student groups. Research, videos, and tools to assist schools in striving for continuous improvement are all posted within this website.

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