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  • Vision: TEA Piloted the implementation of Special Education Liaisons in each of the Education Service Center (ESC) regions to provide differentiated and targeted support and assistance to local districts.
  • Mission: Connecting resources and supports across Texas to improve outcomes to students with disabilities.
  • Our Why: We disrupt the status quo to change the trajectory.

  • In 2017, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) piloted the implementation of Special Education Liaisons to be a part of statewide PLC (Professional Learning Community). ESC Region 11 has two Field Service Agents who serve in the role of liaison. Improving student outcomes and special education services in Texas are the critical tenets of the liaisons’ work. 

    The Field Service Agents provide the following services:

    • Lead Special Education Directors Meetings

    • Provide technical assistance on:
      • Results-Driven Accountability
      • Strategic Support Plan
      • Special Education funding requirements
      • Staffing
      • Program design and implementation
      • LEA procedures and practices
      • Data analysis to improve services
      • Targeted improvement supports
      • School Health and Related Services

    • Conduct professional development on:
      • Differentiated Monitoring and Support
      • Self–Assessment process
      • Special Education requirements

Region 11 Special Ed Liaisons

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