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Leadership Supports

Ingrid Lee
Accountability and Leadership Solutions

Contact: Campus and district leadership supports and central office administrator supports


Rachel Alex
Senior Education Specialist
Contact: AEL, T-TESS, T-PESS, SLO, Elementary Contact


LaShonda Evans
Education Specialist
Contact: Counselor supports, HB 5, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, drop-out prevention support, foster care liaison, bullying prevention, mental health supports, transcript and schedule audits, master scheduling


Debbie Hamilton
Education Specialist
Contact: AEL, T-TESS, T-PESS, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, New Administrator Induction program, Getting Things Done, Influencer


Alyson Schafer
Manager, Instructional Leadership
Shawn Williams
Education Specialist
Contact: Impact Coaching, AEL, T-TESS, T-PESS, Secondary Contact



Need to verify or print your AEL/ILD or PDAS certificate? The ILD and PDAS Certificate Authority is an electronic system to manage AEL/ILD and PDAS certification. Participants may pay for and/or print their certificates all from this website managed by Region 13 ESC.


The Department Portal
Our department portal contains materials and resources from trainings provided throughout the year to help you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your programs. Resources are organized in folders by training topic.


Department Blogs 
Our department maintains three blogs where we post notifications and communications. You can subscribe to receive automatic updates whenever new postings are made. This is designed to provide the latest information immediately across the region in a number of hot topic areas.

  1. The Pulse: Love Kids. Love Accountability and Leadership.
  2. Accountability and Assessment ID Team:  Get in the Know

Welcome to the leadership page of Accountability and Leadership Solutions. We are committed to providing leadership support for all of the region’s stakeholders, which includes current and aspiring administrators at both the campus and district levels. The department supports traditional/charter districts and campuses in the following ways:

AEL Training Schedule Now Available!

Click here to learn more.


Critical Success Factors (CSFs) 

Every school has factors that are critical to its success. Identifying a focused number of key areas of improvement can help campuses thrive. Once identified, critical success factors help stakeholders focus on priorities, develop measurable goals, and create a culture of teamwork. 


The seven identified critical success factors are foundational elements and serve as key components in school planning.The CSFs are grounded in evidence-based research as connected to the Texas Accountability and Intervention System (TAIS). We provide differentiated trainings that fully support systemic efforts at all levels, including district commitments, and campus trainings with full integration of the critical success factors. All workshops can be further customized as on-site trainings in your district/charter.


Academic Performance: Increasing student academic performance serves as the foundational CSF.

Quality Data to Drive Instruction: Emphasize effective uses of multiple sources of disaggregated data focusing not on the amount of data utilized, but rather how the information is used.

Leadership Effectiveness: Focus on the characteristics and skills known to promote and implement positive educational change.

Increased Learning Time: Focus on increased academic learning time,  increased enrichment activities, and increased teacher collaboration and professional development.

Family and Community Engagement: Focus on increased opportunities for input from parents and the community as well as the necessity for effective communication and access to community services.

School Climate: Focus on the development of a positive campus climate as an extension of the learning environment.

Teacher Quality: Focus on the need to recruit and retain effective teachers while supporting and enhancing the knowledge and skills of current staff with job-embedded professional development.


Chief Academic Officers Network
The District Instructional Leaders Leadership Network is a committee of superintendent-appointed individuals. Members receive current national, state, and local information on all areas supporting instructional leadership. The goal of the committee is to identify trends and issues affecting districts, to give feedback on services provided by Region 4 ESC, and to network with other professionals.
For registration information, please contact Ingrid Lee.


Principals Leadership Network
The Principals Leadership Network is a committee of superintendent-appointed individuals. Members receive current national, state, and local information on all areas supporting principal and campus leadership. The goal of the committee is to identify trends and issues affecting districts, to give feedback on services provided by Region 4 ESC, and to network with other professionals.
For registration information, please contact Rachel Alex.



Statewide Evaluation System Training

Training and information on the current statewide evaluation system and its required training, including the new AEL, T-TESS, and T-PESS. View training schedule.

Ingrid Lee

Accountability and Leadership Solutions



Texas Evaluation System Lead Contact Meeting

Dates to Come


Join evaluation lead contacts from area districts and charters as we network together to ensure successful implementation of the  Texas Evaluation Systems. This is not a training; it is a series of 3 meetings that will allow evaluation lead contacts to share information regarding local policy, practices and procedures.


Additionally, best practices will be shared that assist districts and charters in implementing the Texas evaluation systems (both T-TESS and T-PESS) to campus administrators and teachers.



New Administrator Induction

Join an interactive cohort of area leaders and satisfy the Texas Administrative Code required induction period component.

The Texas Administrative Code, 19 TAC Chapter 241.25 (a) states that a principal or assistant principal employed for the first time as a campus administrator (including the first time in the state) shall participate in an induction period of at least one year. Chapter 241.25 (b) states that the induction period should be a structured, systemic process for assisting the new principal or assistant principal in further developing skills in guiding the everyday operation of a school, adjusting to the particular culture of a school district, and developing a personal awareness of self in the campus administrator role. Mentoring support must be an integral component of the induction period.

Debra Hamilton
Education Specialist



Build a Culture of Accountability: Leadership Training Series

Region 4 is pleased to continue our partnership with VitalSmarts®, a leader in change, innovation, and organizational performance. When it comes to change, one thing is certain: Humans will resist. Resistance is a common and destructive part of any change equation. But despite resistance, some individuals and organizations enjoy incredible success. Join us to explore the ideas that lead to action in the following 2-day trainings (click on each link for an overview of each course).
Crucial Conversations®
Crucial Accountability™ 

Debra Hamilton
Education Specialist



Region 4 e-Catalog


Leadership and Communication at the Secondary Level: Discover a collection of administrator-tested speeches, articles, memos, e-mails, and more that takes leaders from opening week to graduation. A CD with templates is included. Learn More



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