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  • School Health Specialist

    Reports To: Deputy Director
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: 3 - 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
    Requirements:
    Bachelor of Science - Nursing BSN
    Licensed to Practice in Texas as a Registered Nurse
    Five Years of School Nurse Experience, including systems leadership experience

    Additional Criteria, Preferred:
    Masters of Science - Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Community Health Experience

    Additional Information:
    Laura Strube, Deputy Director
    325-658-6571
    laura.strube@esc15.net
  • Education Specialist (Preschool)

    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 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 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:
    • Coordinate regional training, major training institutes, and staff development sessions for teachers, support staff, and administrators who have students enrolled in IDEA-B Preschool classrooms. 
    • Provide individual consultation and technical assistance to LEAs, teachers, and paraprofessional staff in developing and/or improving IDEA-B Preschool programs for children with disabilities. 
    • Provide effective communication/feedback to LEA administrators and/or special education directors regarding specific programming needs for students assigned to IDEA-B Preschool classrooms in their respective school districts and/or cooperatives including Preschool AGC/LRE. 
    • Disseminate region-wide materials and/or information pertinent to innovative Preschool programs serving children with disabilities. 
    • Attend professional meetings, seminars, and other training sessions to be informed of current innovations and research in Preschool education programs. 
    • Coordinate the implementation of the budget in compliance with the approved IDEA-B Preschool program. 
    • Develop strategies for collaboration with other agencies serving children with disabilities under 6 years of age including Texas Workforce Solutions Child Care and ESC Region 15 Head Start. 
    • Coordinate with Early Childhood Intervention programs to provide transition services to identified infants with disabilities and their families. 
    • Assist and train LEAs with compliance, data gathering, and reporting for the State Performance Plan. 
    • Provide staff development in the area of Early Childhood Outcomes Training/ECO with SPP #6, SPP #7, SPP #11, and SPP #12, as needed. 
    • Support total ESC Region 15 operation through cooperation with other center staff and components. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Special Education Program Director and Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Experience in Special Education (Required) 
    • 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 
    • Demonstrates educational and assistive technology skills  
    • Possesses the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel in the areas of Special Education, assistive technology and low incidence disabilities 
    • Exhibits the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented 
    Contact Information:
    Brian Arrott, Director of Special Education
    brian.arrott@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Early Childhood Intervention Speech Language Pathologist

    Location: Del Rio, Texas
    Reports To: ECI Director/ECI Lead
    FLSA Status: Hourly
    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.

    Primary 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.  We are driven to explore exemplary methods to meet all internal and external expectations while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.  

    Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is committed to providing the highest quality of service delivery, within natural environments, to the families we serve.  As an ECI Speech Language Pathologist, you will provide services and support to family members and caregiver’s, who have a child between the ages of birth to three, with a developmental delay or disability. 
    Services will be provided where the child lives, learns and plays. You will provide case management activities to help an eligible child and his/her family gain access to needed medical, social, educational and developmental services.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit full understanding specific to the position to provide awareness of the foundational knowledge and skills that are necessary for quality service coordination in early intervention. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge of infant and toddler development including factors that contribute to development such as family context, relationships, culture, socio-economic considerations, environment, and experiences to inform intervention decisions, child development and learning within natural environments.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific instruction that will support development and learning through the following:
      1. Provide instruction building a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Promote engagement and family capacity-building to address their priorities and concerns, by supporting them to identify opportunities to achieve goals for their family and child’s development and learning.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify client 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:
    • Comprehensively orient all families to the early intervention system and discuss formal and informal supports, and opportunities available to them.
    • Abide by ECI policies and procedures to ensure compliance in delivery of comprehensive program services.
    • Provide parents information, support, and assistance in parenting and interacting with their child with developmental delays in order to help their child grow and develop in an optimum manner.
    • Coordinate therapy services to ensure adequate therapy services are available, as needed.
    • Attend professional meetings, seminars, and other training sessions to be informed of current innovations and research in the area of Early Childhood Intervention.
    • Collaborate with other agencies serving children with disabilities under three years of age.
    • Ensure that all Health and Human Services Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services Contract requirements are achieved.
    • Represent one of two required disciplines for evaluations, assessments and IFSP development, completing reports as appropriate.
    • Participate in Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary team assisting in the development of the plan for each child and family.
    • Conduct evaluations and provide therapy to enrolled children following outcomes which are written in the IFSP.
    • Provide a minimum of 15 evaluations and a minimum of 35 hours of direct therapy each month.
    • Deliver all services for which you are responsible, as identified in each child’s IFSP; follow local procedures for making up missed visits and following up with families with frequent absences.
    • Maintain all documentation in a timely and accurate manner. 
    • Participate in Child Find activities.
    • Complete required ECI trainings including First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, Confidentiality and any others required by ECI Policy.
    • Maintain confidentiality as outlined in ECI policies.
    • Demonstrate courteous, supportive behaviors when communicating and working with parents, community personnel and staff.
    • Demonstrate flexibility while working harmoniously in team settings and with other staff.
    • Maintain current Texas driver’s license and auto insurance and travel to provide home or community based services and to attend professional growth activities and staff meetings. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned by ECI Director Perform other duties as assigned by the ECI Director or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills
    • Knowledge of early childhood development and best practices 
    • Ability to apply organizational skills to meet and manage required timelines and documentation 
    • Ability to maintain an EIS “Fully Qualified” status 
    • Ability to facilitate and participate in the development, review and evaluation of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) which is compiled from child's medical and developmental history, parents' input and the results of all evaluations and assessments 
    • Ability to demonstrate courteous, supportive behaviors when communicating and working with parents, community personnel, and staff 
    • Ability to reflect and evaluate current practices to determine strengths and areas of growth to access professional development to improve practices.
    Education/Certification
    Master’s Degree as Required for Licensure
    Valid Texas Speech Pathology License
    Professional Liability Insurance - Early Childhood Intervention/Region 15 requires each licensed employee to purchase insurance unless the employer elects to purchase the insurance if at a more reasonable cost 

    For More Information:
    Paula Jolley, Early Childhood Intervention Director
    paula.jolley@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Early Head Start CDA Teacher

    Location: Brownwood, TX
    Reports To: EHS/HS Director and Center Director 
    Department: Early Head Start/ Head Start
    Salary: This is an employee-at-will non-exempt position
                 Salary is based on the ESC Region 15 EHS 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 the Early Head Start Floater Aide, this position will assist in cultivating a service focused culture within the Early Head Start Program and amongst Early Head Start staff by providing support and resources necessary to accomplish the ESC’s values, mission, strategies, and goals.   

    This position reports to the Early Head Start Center Director and is responsible for providing instructional support to ensure children progress toward the overall school readiness goal of social competence through a learning environment and varied experiences that help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their individual age and development.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Serve as primary contact for Early Head Start program to the Region 15 ESC Head Start Director. 
    • Keep Region 15 ESC Early Head Start/Head Start Director fully informed. 
    • Plan and provide learning opportunities to students which support growth in the areas of cognition, early literacy and language, social development, play skills, fine and gross motor development, fine arts, adaptive/self-care skills, health and nutrition.
    • Plan and post daily schedule in classroom.
    • Write daily lesson plans and keeps them posted.
    • Include objectives, concepts, and strategies for meeting Infant/Toddler Creative Curriculum continuum in written lesson plans.
    • Provide for special needs of individual children in written lesson planning.
    • Include parents and volunteers in planning.
    • Follow daily schedule and written plans.
    • Set up learning centers.
    • Prepare needed materials in advance.
    • Know and comply with minimum Child-Care Licensing Standards and participates with teaching team in performing daily checks to ensure compliance with those standards.
    • Maintain awareness and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
    • Ensure proper and adequate documentation and completion of required reports.
    • Maintain job related confidentiality.
    • Comply with all policies and procedures required as an employee of the ESC.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Start/Early Head Start Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Knowledge and skills appropriate for working with infants and toddlers, including: development and safety issues
    • Ability to follow instructions and uphold the high standard of Early Head Start quality of care according to the Head Start Performance Standards (required)
    • Must be service driven 
    • Must possess the ability to assume personal responsibility, maintain a positive outlook, and relate to varied populations
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, work independently, efficiently organize, and communicate effectively with center directors and center staff
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills, possess the ability to work as a team player, enjoy a variety of activities, and possess organizational and time management skills 
    • Must be physically able to participate in moderate to high levels of physical activity, such as, but not limited to, standing for moderate to lengthy periods of time, lifting and carrying (up to 50 lbs.), climbing, stooping, bending, and reaching
    • Must be able to tolerate contact with cleaning and sanitizing products
    Program Contact:
    Robin Harmon, Director of EHS/Head Start
    325-658-6571
    robin.harmon@esc15.net

  • Early Head Start Floater

    Location: Brownwood, TX
    Reports To: EHS/HS Director and Center Director 
    Department: Early Head Start/ Head Start
    Salary: This is an employee-at-will non-exempt position
                 Salary is based on the ESC Region 15 EHS 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 the Early Head Start Floater Aide, this position will assist in cultivating a service focused culture within the Early Head Start Program and amongst Early Head Start staff by providing support and resources necessary to accomplish the ESC’s values, mission, strategies, and goals.   

    This position reports to the Early Head Start Center Director and is responsible for providing instructional support to ensure children progress toward the overall school readiness goal of social competence through a learning environment and varied experiences that help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their individual age and development.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Follow daily schedule and assigned classrooms to provide relief breaks to staff.
    • Deliver meals to classrooms for students and classroom staff members and assists with clean up.
    • Maintain awareness and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
    • Maintain an orderly and safe classroom environment.
    • Know which children for which he/she has responsibility.
    • Know each child’s name and has information showing each child’s age.
    • Supervise children at all times, adjusting appropriately for different ages and abilities of children.
    • Ensure the children are following procedures to maintain a safe environment.
    • Interact routinely with children in a positive manner.
    • Promote feelings of security and trust in preschool age children by being warm, supportive, and comforting and by establishing strong and caring relationships.
    • Foster developmentally appropriate independence in children through planned, but flexible program activities.
    • Foster a cooperative rather than a competitive atmosphere.
    • Show appreciation of children’s efforts and accomplishments.
    • Ensure continuity of care for children by sharing with incoming caregivers information about each child’s activities during the previous shift and any verbal or written instructions given by the parent.
    • Maintain current training in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting.
    • Report suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation to Child Protective Services or to law enforcement.
    • Demonstrate competency, good judgment, and self-control in the presence of children and when performing assigned responsibilities.
    • Relate to children with courtesy, respect, acceptance, and patience.
    • Demonstrate sensitivity, cultural respect, and positive manner in relating with children and assisting Early Head Start parents and staff.
    • Promote Positive Behavior Practices directed to teaching the child acceptable behavior and self-control.
    • Reinforce positive behavior with verbal and /or nonverbal encouragement.
    • Remind child of behavior expectations daily by using clear, positive statements at eye level with the child.
    • Redirect children to prevent behavior problems.
    • Use language with children to prevent behavior problems.
    • Deal with individual problems consistently and on an individual basis, consistent with   the child’s level of understanding.
    • Refrain from raising voice or using voice in a threatening manner.
    • Use brief, supervised separation from the group, when appropriate for the child’s age and development, which is limited to no more than one minute per year of the child’s age.
    • Treat children with respect at all times.
    • Take time to help children reflect on their actions and behaviors.
    • Maintain an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with the child’s family, encourages involvement in the program and promotes parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.
    • Implement ESC Head Start discipline policies.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Start/Early Head Start Director and/or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • CPR and First Aid Certification
    • Knowledge and skills appropriate for working with infants and toddlers, including: development and safety issues
    • Valid Texas driver’s license or other reliable mode of transportation during work hours required 
    • Proof of current automobile liability insurance required 
    • Ability to follow instructions and uphold the high standard of Early Head Start quality of care according to the Head Start Performance Standards required 
    • Must be service driven 
    • Must possess the ability to assume personal responsibility, maintain a positive outlook, and relate to varied populations 
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, work independently, efficiently organize, and communicate effectively with center directors and center staff 
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills, possess the ability to work as a team player, enjoy a variety of activities, and possess organizational and time management skills
    • Must be physically able to participate in moderate to high levels of physical activity, such as, but not limited to, standing for moderate to lengthy periods of time, lifting and carrying (up to 50 lbs.), climbing, stooping, bending, and reaching 
    • Must be able to tolerate contact with cleaning and sanitizing products
    Program Contact:
    Robin Harmon,
    Head Start/Early Head Start Director
    325-658-6571
    robin.harmon@esc15.net

  • 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:
    Brian Arrott, Director of Special Education
    brian.arrott@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
  • 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


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