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Important Links

List of Department Contacts:

The Accountability and Leadership Solutions Department Main Number is
713.744.6344

 

Kelly Ingram
Accountability and Leadership Solutions
Department Director
713.744.6372
kingram@esc4.net

 

Richard Blair
Senior Education Specialist
713.744.6596
richard.blair@esc4.net

 

Monica Aguirre
Education Specialist
713.744.6503
monica.aguirre@esc4.net

 

Lindy Avila
Education Specialist
713.744.6821
lindy.avila@esc4.net

 

Sheldon Barr, Ph.D.
Education Specialist
713.744.6874
sbarr@esc4.net

 

LaShonda Evans
Education Specialist
713.744.6380
lashonda.evans@esc4.net

 

Edna Forté, Ed.D.
Education Specialist
713.744.6358
edna.forte@esc4.net

 

Debbie Hamilton
Education Specialist
713.744.6591
debra.hamilton@esc4.net

 

Ana Llamo
Education Specialist
713.744.6883
allamo@esc4.net

 

Vacancy
Education Specialist
713.744.6531
@esc4.net

 

Danette Thornton
Education Specialist
713.744.6578
danette.thornton@esc4.net


 

Department Support Staff:

 

Sonya Herrera
Department Lead Secretary
713.744.6344
sherrera@esc4.net

 

Betty Jerez
Secretary-Education Specialists
713.744.8161
bjerez@esc4.net

 

Anna LaLonde
Secretary-Education Specialists
713.744.8143
anna.lalonde@esc4.net

 

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.

 

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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