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Essential Action Lever Support 1.1 (EALS 1.1)


Deborah Rivera
Team Lead
District Systemic Support Solutions

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Learn more about EALS at a free virtual EALS Preview Session.


Essential Action Lever Support (EALS) at Region 4 supports campuses with establishing systems and protocols related to Essential Action 1.1 from the Effective Schools Framework (ESF).  EALS is a one-to-two-year program that provides cycles of training for principals, their instructional leadership team members, and their principal supervisor(s). Participants will engage in training related to the following topics:
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Change Management
  • Observation and Feedback Basics
  • Academic Monitoring
  • Additional Lab Trainings to Support 1.1 Implementation
Following each cycle of professional development, principals will receive implementation support and one-on-one coaching in order to receive ongoing feedback.  Throughout an EALS engagement, principals and their principal supervisors will be provided with opportunities to review progress related to 1.1 and plan for sustained implementation.
EALS at Region 4 is approved by TEA as a Vetted School Improvement Program.

Training Approach

With EALS, we believe it is essential to take an asset-based approach and leverage the elements already in place on your campus. Through pre-meeting and artifact review, your Region 4 EALS specialist will ensure that the training is tailored to your needs. Participants have time throughout each of the trainings to reflect on their levels of implementation and revise their artifacts, as needed, to ensure alignment with the ESF success criteria for Foundational Essential Action 1.1.

Upcoming Cohorts

We are currently recruiting districts interested in joining an Essential Action Lever Support cohort for the 2023–2024 school year. District leaders interested in learning more about EALS for their campuses should contact Deborah Rivera, Team Lead, at
Region 4 renovations begin March 2023
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708
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