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  • Education Specialist (Behavior TIER Network)

    Reports To: Director of Special Education
    Department: Special Education 
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule

    Mission:
    Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Special Education Director and is responsible for providing regional planning, technical assistance, and staff development to local education agency personnel and members of the interdisciplinary team who serve students with disabilities; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge specific to Special Education Kg - 12th Grade; to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development of the teaching/learning process. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Serve as the ESC Region 15 contact and lead for TEA’s Tiered Interventions using Evidence-based Research (TIER) Network in order to communicate and distribute information, resources and assistance to Region 15 LEA’s.
    • Provide training and technical assistance to those working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    • Provide technical assistance and training to ESC Region 15 LEAs on classroom management models, school-wide positive behavior support systems, and Behavior RtI.
    • Provide support and technical assistance to ESC Region 15 LEAs in the area of managing individual students with challenging behaviors.
    • Attend professional meetings, seminars and other training sessions to stay informed of current innovations and research in programs serving students with disabilities.
    • Consult with other department staff and work cooperatively to carry out effective programs.
    • Provide one-on-one coaching to participants to build skill, knowledge and capacity to reflect and apply learning on a deeper level resulting in improved student learning.
    • Deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Special Education Program Director and/or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Background and experience with program design and development for students with emotional disorders, general classroom management, and other behavior-related educational needs 
    • In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development and change management 
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and classroom development appropriate for students with disabilities
    • Demonstrate educational and assistive technology skills
    • Possess the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel in the areas of Special Education, assistive technology and low incidence disabilities 
    • Exhibit the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented
    Experience:
    Three (3) years classroom teaching experience
    Knowledge of Special Education federal and state regulations (preferred)

    For More Information Contact:
    Jam Page, Director of Special Education
    jam.page@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Administrative Assistant (Insurance/Billing)

    Location: Early Childhood Intervention (San Angelo)
    Reports To: Director of Early Childhood Intervention
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    Pay Grade: Contingent upon ESC Region Salary Schedule (Pay Grade 4)

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  As an Administrative Assistant, this position will assist in cultivating the ESC culture by communicating effectively; providing team members the support and resources necessary for the successful attainment of the ESC’s values, vision, mission, strategies, and goals.  

    This position reports to the Early Childhood Intervention Director and is responsible for providing efficient general administrative support to the Early Childhood Intervention department by processing billing, collections, data documentation, and all revenue services for services rendered to all children enrolled in the ECI program.

    Essential Functions:

    Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep knowledge specific to organization policy; department policy; office administration procedures; and principles and practices of sound business communication. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective technology applications, skills and strategies that will enhance position performance.
    Team Partnership & Support: Assists the department to achieve its mission by coordinating processes associated with work duties specific to the department’s needs. Serves as the communication hub of the department by communicating information from the Director and staff to others in a professional, clear and concise manner. Organizes, coordinates, plans, and conducts departmental events and assists with the set up and tear down process. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to support the goals of the Education Service Center Region 15.
    Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Serve the ECI community by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Texas HHS standards. 
    • Prepare Medicaid and private insurance claims and submit to companies via electronic billing or manual claims.
    • Edit, create, upload files from ProMedDa to create files for billing.
    • Keep informed of Medicaid procedures as they pertain to billing.
    • Appeal necessary third party billing claims.
    • Assist in maintaining third party billing spreadsheets.
    • Follow-up with all third party denials/appeals.
    • Maintain an accurate ledger for tracking insurance claims, appeals, denied claims.
    • Maintain data base information necessary for required accountability and reports.
    • Responsible for secondary billing, as necessary. 
    • Reconcile general ledger and complete quarterly 269 reports in a timely and accurate manner. 
    • Perform general duties and secretarial tasks related to program operations, including typing, duplication, word processing, mail distribution, appointment calendar, travel arrangements and expenses, filing, office supplies, and telephone communication.
    • Cross train and cover for other Administrative Assistant duties in ECI department, as needed.
    • Record accurate referral information from physicians and parents, and delivery to appropriate personnel.
    • Communicate effectively with clients and/or staff members, utilizing proper channels.
    • Demonstrate cooperation, consideration, and professional courtesy with clients and staff members.
    • Exhibit initiative by expressing opinions and suggesting changes. 
    • Utilize good judgment in making decisions appropriate for job responsibilities. 
    • Exhibit flexibility by adjusting to change. 
    • Perform assignments efficiently and without continuous supervision.
    • Maintain an organized work area.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the ECI Lead, Early Childhood Intervention Director and/or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Computer skills to include network systems, desktop publishing, word processing software   
    • Ability to type accurately at a speed necessary to meet the requirements of the position 
    • Prior experience with Excel 
    • Possess filing system skills 
    • Ability to explain and reach sound decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures 
    • Multi-line telephone capabilities/switchboard 
    • Ability to compose routine correspondence from brief instructions 
    • Use tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive situations and concerned people and customers 
    • Possess efficiency in preparing clear, accurate and concise records and reports
    Experience
    Three (3) years office administrative or secretarial experience

    For More Information:
    Paula Jolley
    paula.jolley@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Education Specialist (TEA Texas Home Learning K-5 Mathematics)

    Reports To: Associate Director
    Department: Instructional Services
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule

    Mission:
    Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in research-based best practices relative to specific content of this position; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge specific to Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Mathematics; to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development of the teaching/learning process. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Develop, maintain, and deliver services and trainings in the use of Texas Home Learning products specific to K-5 Mathematics to improve student and school district/charter school performance and close achievement gaps.
    • Provide effective, research-based instructional support to teachers (including new teachers), administrators, and paraprofessionals in Region 15.
    • Communicate with districts, campuses, charter schools , TEA, and ESCs to provide effective, research-based technical assistance to improve student performance.
    • Utilizes content and pedagogical expertise to design and execute engaging professional development around best practices in successful PD.
    • Provide effective instructional coaching.
    • Provide district/campuses assistance with data disaggregation to determine instructional needs and provide focus for instructional planning and meeting student achievement needs and/or goals.
    • Assist LEAs and charter schools in preparing for and participating in state and federal accountability and monitoring systems including; Focus Schools, Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS), Residential Facility Tracker (RF), State Performance Plan (SPP), and LEA Determinations.
    • Utilize technology tools to enhance delivery of services.
    • Participate in ESC meetings, coordination of services, and long-range planning.
    • Attend local, regional, and statewide professional development, meetings, and/or webinars that will result in better services to LEAs and charter schools.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development and change management
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and classroom development
    • Demonstrate educational and assistive technology skills
    • Possess the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel 
    • Exhibit the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented 
    • Demonstrated ability to set goals and creatively problem solve 
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to team/organizational goals 
    • Proven ability to deliver content-specific professional development; as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) professional development
    Experience
    Three (3) years classroom teaching experience

    For More Information:
    David Bedford, Associate Director
    david.bedford@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Education Specialist (TEA Texas Home Learning K-5 Reading Language Arts)

    Reports To: Associate Director
    Department: Instructional Services
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule

    Mission:
    Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in research-based best practices relative to specific content of this position; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge specific to Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, Reading Language Arts; to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development of the teaching/learning process. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Develop, maintain, and deliver services and trainings in the use of Texas Home Learning products specific to K-5 Reading Language Arts to improve student and school district/charter school performance and close achievement gaps.
    • Provide effective, research-based instructional support to teachers (including new teachers), administrators, and paraprofessionals in Region 15.
    • Utilizes content and pedagogical expertise to design and execute engaging professional development around best practices in successful PD.
    • Provide effective instructional coaching.
    • Provide district/campuses assistance with data disaggregation to determine instructional needs and provide focus for instructional planning and meeting student achievement needs and/or goals.
    • Assist LEAs and charter schools in preparing for and participating in state and federal accountability and   monitoring systems including; Focus Schools, Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS), Residential Facility Tracker (RF), State Performance Plan (SPP), and LEA Determinations.
    • Implement corrective actions, as required, as a member of the School Improvement Team.
    • Utilize technology tools to enhance delivery of services.
    • Participate in ESC meetings, coordination of services, and long-range planning.
    • Attend local, regional, and statewide professional development, meetings, and/or webinars that will result in better services to LEAs and charter schools.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development and change management
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and classroom development
    • Demonstrate educational and assistive technology skills
    • Possess the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel 
    • Exhibit the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented 
    • Demonstrated ability to set goals and creatively problem solve 
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to team/organizational goals 
    • Proven ability to deliver content-specific professional development; as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) professional development
    Experience
    Three (3) years classroom teaching experience

    For More Information:
    David Bedford, Associate Director
    david.bedford@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Safety and Security Specialist

    Reports To: Deputy Director
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:
    As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  Our organization is driven to explore exemplary methods to meet all internal and external expectations by embracing strategies that strengthen teamwork, develop talent, increase involvement, provide capacity development, raise morale and build trust through successful support services delivered.

    This position reports to the Deputy Director and will lead the development and implementation of effective high performing safety and emergency management programs; while supporting a performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit leadership and coordination to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development and delivery of effective quality safety and security services. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Coordinate safety and security operations based upon regional needs.
    • Serve in coordinating role to disseminate physical safety information from related agencies.
    • Identify training needs and design courses, materials and plans to strengthen prevention, mitigation and response capabilities.
    • Support and facilitate emergency preparedness training programs for all staff levels within the LEAs.
    • Work with Texas School Safety Center on credentialing in order to provide service to LEAs served in our area.
    • Train to provide guidance on Multi-Hazard Emergency Operation Plan (EOP).
    • Train to provide guidance on School Behavioral Threat Assessment (SBTA).
    • Train to provide guidance on Standard Response Protocol (SRP).
    • Train to provide guidance on Standard Reunification Method (SRM).
    • Train to provide guidance on the National Management Incident System (NMIS).
    • Train to provide guidance on the Incident Command System (ICS).
    • Train to provide guidance on Physical Safety Audits to LEAs.
    • Assist LEAs during crisis, as well as emergency situations.
    • Responsible for ESC Region 15 Safety Team meetings and drills.
    • Coordinate the Annual Safety Summit.
    • Coordinate bus driving training and ensure provisions are met.
    • Perform other duties delegated by the Deputy Director or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Effectively provides instructional leadership in a supervisory and administrative role
    • Ability to perform research activities
    • Demonstrate leadership skills necessary to coordinate department activities
    • Ability to modify programs to reflect high expectations for all students
    • Strong organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrate excellence in self-motivation and strong organizational skills
    • Exhibit prudent principles and practices of accounting knowledge 
    • Possess integrity, judgement, responsiveness, and strong attention to detail
    • Self-driven to read, interpret, and communicate information relating to technical procedures and / or governmental regulations
    Experience:
    Three (3) years school administrative experience   

    Substitutions:
    Five (5) years’ experience managing adults              

    For More Information:  
    Laura Strube, Deputy Director
    laura.strube@esc15.net
    325-658-6571 
  • Executive Leadership Specialist

    Reports To: Deputy Director
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Region 15 Salary Schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:
    As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  Our organization is driven to explore exemplary methods to meet all internal and external expectations by embracing strategies that strengthen teamwork, develop talent, increase involvement, provide capacity development, raise morale and build trust through successful support services delivered.  

    This position reports to the Deputy Director and will provide leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining effective, high performing educational programs, services, and relevant relationships while supporting continuous growth opportunities through strategic planning, building capacity, and general quality control.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit leadership and coordination to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development and delivery of effective quality services. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Establish an effective communication linkage with each district superintendent or other personnel as determined through consultation with the superintendent. 
    • Facilitate and coordinate programs/workshops for central office administrators and campus administrators to develop leadership skills, including, Superintendent Conference, School Board Training, Educator Preparation Program, administrator appraisal, and Superintendent Mentor Program. 
    • Assist and support district and campus leadership in identifying and responding to district/campus needs.
    • Train to provide guidance on Effective Schools Framework (ESF) and Effective District Framework (EDF).
    • Provide assistance to LEAs with Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA).
    • Train and assist in Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL) program fostering continuous improvement.
    • Assist in development and implementation of an effective communication network between local education agencies, ESC and TEA.
    • Assist with Superintendent searches.
    • Design and develop training for school board members based upon regional needs assessment of state mandates and/or local district and individual requirement.
    • Assist Charter Schools with updates, information, resources and board training.
    • Provide supervision for Educator Preparation Program (EPP) instructors and clinical teachers.
    • Assist LEA administrators in the areas of school finance.
    • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports as required by law, state directives, ESC policy and procedural directives.
    • Assist with Safety Audits for LEAs.
    • Assist LEA’s during crisis.
    • Provide assistance to LEA personnel in the implementation of ethical behaviors.
    • Perform other duties delegated by the Deputy Director or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Effectively provides instructional leadership in a supervisory and administrative role 
    • Ability to perform research activities
    • Demonstrate leadership skills necessary to coordinate department activities 
    • Ability to modify programs to reflect high expectations for all students 
    • Strong organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills 
    • Demonstrate excellence in self-motivation and strong organizational skills
    • Exhibit prudent principles and practices of accounting knowledge
    • Possess integrity, judgement, responsiveness, and strong attention to detail
    • Self-driven to read, interpret, and communicate information relating to technical procedures and / or governmental regulations
    Experience
    Three (3) years school administrative experience

    For More Information:
    Laura Strube, Deputy Director
    laura.strube@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • School Leadership Specialist (School Improvement TEA Initiatives)

    Reports To: Associate Director
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Region 15 Salary Schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:
    As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning department, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in research-based best practices that will implement initiatives and accelerate student growth and achievement. The School Leadership Specialist will assist LEA instructional teams build a positive climate that fosters student success; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.


    Essential Functions:
    • Content Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge specific to the position to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development of the teaching and learning process. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Work with Administrative Services team to provide training and technical assistance to Region 15 LEAs.
    • Design and facilitate trainings related to TEA initiatives, including; Texas Instructional Leadership, Texas Tutoring Initiative, and Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Support (TCLAS).
    • Collaborate with LEA teams and school administrators to establish and monitor high standards for excellence with students, teachers, staff, and other stakeholders.
    • Consult with school leadership to prioritize school improvement interventions and align resources to achieve maximum results.
    • Stay abreast of state and federal accountability information and providing training and technical assistance, as needed.
    • Analyze state and regional performance data to share with districts.
    • Assist in the collecting and reporting of data to evaluate performance progress.
    • Serve as Turnaround Advisory Team member assisting the support of schools with improvement requirements.
    • Identify areas of opportunities, research and analysis, and implement positive change for LEAs served in the region.
    • Train and assist districts with the continuous improvement process (data analysis, needs assessment, improvement planning) and ensure implementation and continuous monitoring for effectiveness.
    • Establish and maintain lines of communication with LEAs to: ensure timely receipt of information regarding state and federal initiatives; share innovative research-based practices; and provide technical assistance in all areas of the principalship.
    • Serve and/or lead on Region 15 teams dedicated to collaborative efforts with other ESCs and agencies.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills
    • Demonstrate ability to provide effective instructional leadership in a supervisory or administrative role
    • Effective in communication, planning, organization, presentation skills; able to work with and motivate others
    • In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development and change management 
    • Demonstrate ability to analyze student, campus, and district level performance data
    • Demonstrate ability to perform research activities
    • Exhibits the ability to be a team member and is service oriented
    Experience
    Three (3) years’ experience as campus administrator

    For More Information:
    David Bedford, Associate Director
    david.bedford@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Education Specialist (Gifted and Talented Regional Coordinator)

    Department: Instructional Services
    Reports To: David Bedford, Associate Director
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Region 15 Salary Schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the Local Education Agency's (LEAs) of Region 15 in research-based best practices relative to specific content of this position; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Content Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge that address the unique needs of the Local Education Agency's (LEAs) in the area of Gifted and Talented programs. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including: 1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice. 2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback. 3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture& Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities: 
    • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the gifted and talented program at assigned LEAs to ensure appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to assist in fulfilling students potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. 
    • Communicate with districts, campuses, charter schools, TEA, and ESCs to provide effective, research-based technical assistance to improve student performance.
    • Develop, regularly review and revise standard operating procedures for the Gifted and Talented program to maintain program compliance of the following: LEA handbooks, manuals and testing protocols.
    • Assist LEAs with the implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
    • Participate as a team member for identified LEAs for the purposes of improving student achievement.
    • Utilize content and pedagogical expertise to design and execute engaging professional development around best practices.
    • Design, develop and deliver professional development that addresses state requirements including; 30 hour initial training and 6 hour content specific annual updates.
    • Design professional development understanding the need for differentiation for diverse student needs.
    • Design, facilitate and model instructional coaching to regional educators.
    • Participate as a team member on ESC internal committees.
    • Incorporates technology into professional development and provides support to teachers with innovative strategies designed to challenge students and individualize instruction.
    • Provide training in Advanced Academics.
    • Set, modify, and meet short- and long-term professional goals based on self-assessment, reflection, peer and supervisor feedback, contemporary research, and analysis of student learning.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills
    • In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development and change management 
    • Instructional leadership experience 
    • Knowledge of strategies and materials for the education of gifted and talented students
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and classroom development
    • Demonstrates educational and assistive technology skills
    • Possesses the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel 
    • Exhibits the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented 
    • Demonstrated ability to set goals and creatively problem solve 
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to team/organizational goals
    • Proven ability to deliver content-specific professional development as well as systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) professional development
    Experience
    Three (3) years classroom teaching experience      

    More Information:
    David Bedford, Associate Director
    david.bedford@esc15.net
    325-658-6571           
  • Education Specialist (Elem. Science/Social Studies)

    Department: Instructional Services
    Reports To: David Bedford, Associate Director
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Region 15 Salary Schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in research-based best practices relative to specific content of this position; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Content Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge that address the unique needs of the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in the area of Elementary Science/Social Studies subject areas. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including: 1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice. 2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback. 3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities: 
    • Assist campuses in planning, providing resources, and making organizational arrangements necessary to support LEAs.
    • Communicate with districts, campuses, charter schools, TEA, and ESCs to provide effective, research-based technical assistance to improve student performance.
    • Assist LEAs in disaggregating test data and identifying priority needs in the four core content areas.
    • Assist LEAs with the implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
    • Participate as a team member for identified LEAs for the purposes of improving student achievement.
    • Utilize content and pedagogical expertise to design and execute engaging professional development around best practices.
    • Design professional development understanding the need for differentiation for diverse student needs.
    • Design, facilitate and model instructional coaching to regional educators.
    • Participate as a team member on ESC internal committees.
    • Incorporates technology into professional development and provides support to teachers with innovative strategies designed to challenge students and individualize instruction.
    • Provide training and support for Science in grades 3-5.
    • Provide training and support for Social Studies in grades 3-12.
    • Provide training in Advanced Academics.
    • Set, modify, and meet short- and long-term professional goals based on self-assessment, reflection, peer and supervisor feedback, contemporary research, and analysis of student learning.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills
    • In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development and change management 
    • Instructional leadership experience 
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and classroom development
    • Demonstrates educational and assistive technology skills
    • Possesses the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel 
    • Exhibits the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented 
    • Demonstrated ability to set goals and creatively problem solve 
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to team/organizational goals
    • Proven ability to deliver content-specific professional development as well as systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) professional development
    Experience
    Three (3) years classroom teaching experience      

    More Information:
    David Bedford, Associate Director
    david.bedford@esc15.net
    325-658-6571           
  • Health Specialist (Hourly)

    Reports To: Deputy Director
    FLSA Status: Hourly
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  As a Health Specialist, this position will assist in cultivating the ESC culture by communicating effectively; providing team members the support and resources necessary for the successful attainment of the ESC’s values, vision, mission, strategies, and goals.  

    This position reports to the Deputy Director and is responsible for performing  professional work to assist and support schools in their efforts to implement comprehensive school health programming.  The Health Specialist assists with the overall evaluation of health programs and develops strategies for improvement; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep knowledge specific to the position to support health services provided.  Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Health Support Services: Provide collaboration, coordination and support in the development and delivery of quality health services.  Assist with consultations, referrals, planning, and information distribution that is tailored to meet the needs of staff and students. Provide assistance and support to LEAs in their efforts to implement comprehensive school health programming.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/LEA-wide) job-embedded professional development in topics related to health services including: 1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice. 2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback. 3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities: 
    • Provide information, training, education, and consultation services for LEAs that have contracts.
    • Serve as an expert resource to faculty, staff, and administration in the areas of health services.
    • Provide outside referral resources as needed, to the nearest facilities as available to that particular LEA.
    • Assess availability of health resources and services to school health programs.
    • Coordinate and conduct workshops/trainings on school health services including:
      1. State mandated screening for Vision, Hearing, and Spinal Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) Screening Program
      2. Unlicensed Diabetes Care Assistant (UDCA) training for school staff
      3. Medication Administration for non-nurse staff
      4. Student Immunization Records
      5. First Aid
      6. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
      7. Automated  External Defibrillator (AED) Certification Training
    • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other required documentation and adhere to all confidentiality rules.
    • Demonstrate high quality customer services; build rapport/relationships with all stakeholders.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:      
    • Possess a strong working knowledge of the RN scope of practice as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing 
    • Ability to demonstrate strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to develop and present training information to adult learners
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with staff, students, and other system administrators both verbally and in writing
    Additional Information:
    Laura Strube, Deputy Director
    325-658-6571
    laura.strube@esc15.net


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