Contacts

The structure of the Texas education system provides multiple levels of support for federal programs. The individuals identified below are available to answer questions and provide technical assistance in the topic areas indicated.

ESEA Unit Contacts 

ESEA Unit contacts based in Austin provide statewide support for topics listed under each team member's area of responsibility. The ESEA Unit is in the Standards and Programs department under the Division of Federal and State Education Policy directed by Gene Lenz.

ESEA Unit
Phone (512) 463-9414
Fax (512) 463-9560
Email nclb@tea.texas.gov

Didi Garcia
(512) 463-9414
didi.garcia@tea.texas.gov

  • Federal Reporting (EdFacts and Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR))
  • NCLB Consolidated Compliance Reports
  • Initial Compliance Reviews (ICRs)
  • Title VI, Part A and Part B (REAP and Rural and Low Income Schools Program)
  • Impact Aid
  • Federal Report Card

LaNetra Guess
(512) 463-6939
lanetra.guess@tea.texas.gov

  • Services to Private Non-Profit Schools (PNP) 
  • Affirmations and Equitable Services
  • State Contact for Title I, Part D

Charles Hess
(512) 463-9414
charles.hess@tea.texas.gov

  • Persistently Dangerous Schools
  • Violent Criminal Offenses
  • Gun-Free Schools
  • Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) Title IX, Part E, Subpart 2
  • Federal Report Card

Anita Villarreal
(512) 463-9402
anita.villarreal@tea.texas.gov

  • Title I, Part A 
  • ESC Initiatives
  • ESC 16-Statewide Parent Involvement/School Support
  • Ed-Flex Waivers
  • Committee of Practitioners (COP)

Education Service Center Contacts

Education Service Center (ESC) contacts are located in specific regions throughout the state. They provide technical assistance across many topics such as Title I, Part A Regulations and Requirements, NCLB Consolidated Application for Federal Funding, Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals, Compliance Reporting, Performance-Based Monitoring, Program-Compliance Monitoring, Initial Compliance Reports (ICR), Initial Compliance Analysis (ICA), Continuous Improvement Plans, Parent Involvement Policies, Comprehensive Needs Assessment, Private Nonprofit Requirements, and more.

Region 1
1900 West Schunior
Edinburg, TX 78541
P: (956) 984-6000
F: (956) 984-7655
Title I – Omar Chavez, Belinda Gorena, Carmen Garcia, Ruben Delgollado
NCLB – Tina McIntyre, Belinda Gorena, Carmen Garcia, Ruben Delgollado
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Omar Chavez, Belinda Gorena, Carmen Garcia, Ruben Delgollado
Parental Involvement – Omar Chavez

Region 2
209 North Water Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
P: (361) 561-8400
F: (361) 561-8649
Title I – Suzy Hartman, Stephanie Smith
NCLB – Suzy Hartman, Stephanie Smith
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Suzy Hartman, Stephanie Smith
Parental Involvement – Suzy Hartman, Stephanie Smith

Region 3
1905 Leary Lane
Victoria, TX 77901
P: (361) 573-0731
F: (361) 576-4804
Title I – Linda Easterling, Dina Rogers, Beverly Wyatt, Brenda O'Bannion
NCLB – Linda Easterling, Dina Rogers, Beverly Wyatt, Brenda O'Bannion
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Beverly Wyatt
Parental Involvement – Linda Easterling

Region 4
7145 West Tidwel
Houston, TX 77092
P: (713) 462-7708
F: (713) 744-6514
Title I – Kelly Ingram, Edna Forté, Danette Thornton
NCLB – Kelly Ingram, Edna Forté, Danette Thornton
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Kelly Ingram, Edna Forté, Danette Thornton
Parental Involvement – Kelly Ingram, Edna Forté, Danette Thornton

Region 5
350 Pine Street Suite 500
Beaumont, TX 77701
P: (409) 951-1702
F: (409) 951-1801
Title I – Beth Wilson, Monica Mahfouz
NCLB – Beth Wilson, Monica Mahfouz
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Beth Wilson, Monica Mahfouz
Parental Involvement – Beth Wilson, Monica Mahfouz

Region 6
3332 Montgomery Road
Huntsville, TX 77340
P: (936) 435-8400
F: (936) 435-8482
Title I – Jayne Tavenner, Brande Bass, Jessica Hassell, Margaret Barnes, Tammy Walker
NCLB – Jayne Tavenner, Brande Bass, Jessica Hassell, Margaret Barnes
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Jayne Tavenner, Brande Bass, Jessica Hassell, Margaret Barnes, Tammy Walker
Parental Involvement – Margaret Barnes, Tammy Walker

Region 7
1909 N. Longview Street
Kilgore, TX 75662
P: (903) 988-6700
F: (903) 988-6860
Title I – Glenda Hinsley, Debbie Connor, Vicki Weatherford
NCLB – Glenda Hinsley, Debbie Connor, Vicki Weatherford
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Debbie Taylor, Vicki Weatherford
Parental Involvement – Glenda Hinsley

Region 8
4845 U.S. Highway 271 N.
Pittsburg, TX 75686
P: (903) 572-8551
F: (903) 575-2611
Title I – Karen Thompson, Leonard Beles, Karla Coker, Michelle Reeves
NCLB – Leonard Beles, Karla Coker, Michelle Reeves, Karen Thompson
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Leonard Beles, Michelle Reeves, Karen Thompson
Parental Involvement – Lee Gill, Leonard Beles, Michelle Reeves, Karen Thompson

Region 9
301 Loop 11
Wichita Falls, TX 76306
P: (940) 322-6928
F: (940) 767-3836
Title I – Kenny Miller, Kristi Veitenheimer, Kay Gibbons
NCLB – Kenny Miller, Kristi Veitenheimer, Kay Gibbons
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Kenny Miller, Kristi Veitenheimer, Kay Gibbons
Parental Involvement – Kenny Miller, Kristi Veitenheimer, Kay Gibbons

Region 10
400 E. Spring Valley Road
Richardson, TX 75081
P: (972) 348-1700
F: (972) 231-3642
Title I – Nerissa Erickson, Natosha Scott, Amber Lasseigne
NCLB – Nerissa Erickson, Natosha Scott, Amber Lasseigne
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Laura Griffin
Parental Involvement – Lauren McKinney

Region 11
3001 North Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76106
P: (817) 740-3600
F: (817) 740-7600
Title I – Kelli Crain, Melissa Sulak
NCLB – Kelli Crain, Melissa Sulak
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Kelli Crain, Melissa Sulak
Parental Involvement – Kelli Crain, Melissa Sulak

Region 12
2101 W. Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712
P: (254) 297-1212
F: (254) 666-0823
Title I – Barbara Agee, Carie Downes, Ellen Hogan
NCLB – Barbara Agee, Ellen Hogan
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Barbara Agee, Ellen Hogan
Parental Involvement – Jenipher Janek

Region 13
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78723
P: (512) 919-5313
F: (512) 919-5374
Title I – Jennifer Womack
NCLB – Jennifer Womack
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Jennifer Womack
Parental Involvement – Sherry DiMarco

Region 14
1850 Highway 351
Abilene, TX 79601-4750
P: (325) 675-8600
F: (325) 675-8659
Title I – Karen Turner, Lucy Smith, Laura Sandoval, Emilia Moreno, Rose Burks
NCLB – Karen Turner, Lucy Smith, Laura Sandoval, Emilia Moreno, Rose Burks
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Lucy Smith, Laura Sandoval, Emilia Moreno
Parental Involvement – Rod Pruitt, Lucy Smith, Laura Sandoval

Region 15
612 South Irene Street
San Angelo, TX 76903
P: (325) 658-6571
F: (325) 655-4823
Title I – Kim Niehues, Tami Knight
NCLB – Kim Niehues, Tami Knight
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Kim Niehues, Tami Knight
Parental Involvement – Tami Knight

Region 16
5800 Bell Street
Amarillo, TX 79109
P: (806) 677-5000
F: (806) 677-5001
Title I – Karen Floyd, Skip Forsyth, Becky Book, Terri Stafford, Vickie Ansley
NCLB – Skip Forsyth, Becky Book, Terri Stafford, Vickie Ansley
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Sharon Mills, Vickie Ansley
Parental Involvement – Sharon Mills, Skip Forsyth, Daphne Nazworth, Terri Stafford, Vickie Ansley

Region 17
1111 West Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
P: (806) 792-4000
F: (806) 792-1523
Title I – Tori Mitchell, Ty Duncan, Frank Rodriguez, Larry Williams
NCLB – Tori Mitchell, Ty Duncan, Frank Rodriguez, Larry Williams
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Larry Williams
Parental Involvement – Tori Mitchell, Frank Rodriguez

Region 18
2811 LaForce Blvd.
Midland, TX 79711
P: (432) 563-2380
F: (432) 567-3290
Title I – Cynthia Bayok-Bishop, Elizabeth Garza, Patrick Shaffer
NCLB – Cynthia Bayok-Bishop, Elizabeth Garza, Patrick Shaffer
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Cynthia Bayok-Bishop, Elizabeth Garza, Patrick Shaffer
Parental Involvement – Elizabeth Garza, Angie Balderrama, Patrick Shaffer

Region 19
6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX 79925
P: (915) 780-1919
F: (915) 780-5033
Title I – Rebecca Ontiveros
NCLB – Rebecca Ontiveros
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Rebecca Ontiveros
Parental Involvement – Rebecca Ontiveros

Region 20
1314 Hines Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78208
P: (210) 370-5200
F: (210) 370-5743
Title I – Jill Rhodes, Alex Dominguez
NCLB – Jill Rhodes, Alex Dominguez
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Alex Dominguez
Parental Involvement – Rachel Morales, Alex Dominguez

Title I Statewide School Support/Parental Involvement Initiative

The Title I Statewide School Support/Parental Involvement Initiative provides opportunities for professional development, program updates, and statewide training through Region 16 Education Service Center. Examples include: i) professional development opportunities for local education agencies (LEAs) that did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time; and ii) in partnership with TEA, selection of National Title I Distinguished Schools from Texas. 

Terri Stafford
Coordinator
(806) 677-5126
terri.stafford@esc16.net

Title I Capacity Building Initiative

The Title I Capacity Building Initiative at Region 10 Education Service Center serves as a central location for showcasing best practices in high achievement and closing the achievement gap between student groups. The NCLB publications, research, videos, and tools will assist schools striving for continuous improvement.

Toni Garrett
Coordinator
(972) 348-1488
Toni.Garrett@region10.org