Weekly Inside Story

December 7-11, 2015

Greeters for this week


Gina Akin


Becky Balboa


Glenda Hinsley


Debbie Connor


Debbie Taylor

Please remember it is your responsibility to find someone to fill in for you if you cannot greet on your scheduled day. Thank you.

Region 7 ESC

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DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator

Special Ed Specialist (3)

High School Science Specialist

ELA Specialist, Middle School

Educator Certification Specialist

.NET Application Developer/Programmer

IMS Assistant Director

Bilingual Family Service Worker - Longview

Desktop Support Technician

Head Start Mental Health Specialist

Federal Programs Specialist

Administrative Secretary - Technology

Family Service Worker - Carthage

Family Service Worker - Eustace

Director, Center for Federal Programs

Administrative Secretary - DMAC (Internal Posting)

Christmas Music

Kilgore ISD choir will be here Monday, December 7 at 10:15. Please come down to the lobby that is by the rock wall to listen to their choir.

Christmas Luncheon

Our Christmas luncheon this year will be held on December 18th. We will start at 10:30 in the Cedar Room with the Singing Sensations Children's Choir and then have lunch at 11:00. We have chosen East Texas Food Bank as our charity this year. They serve the students in our East Texas area with the backpack program. We are asking that each of you bring canned goods, non perishable food items that day and they will pick them up for us. Thank you for your giving hearts!

United Fund of Kilgore

We have met our goal for United Fund of Kilgore! Thanks to all who made a donation!

AEOP Christmas Luncheon

AEOP had their annual Christmas Luncheon on December 3, 2015 at Jack Ryan's! We want to say thank you to all staff for allowing us to have this celebration. We also brought items for the Women's Shelter in Longview! The shelter was most appreciative of all items. They will be a tremendous help to those that are at the shelter. Thank you for giving!


Excerpt from Peer Today Boss Tomorrow Navigating Your Changing Role by Laura E. Bernstein

Here are 10 ways to be the kind of leader that others (including former peers) will want to follow:

1.Treat everyone with dignity and respect- Value the inherent worth of each person you are in contact with.

2. Lead by Example- Model the work performance and conduct you expect from others.

3. Be firm, fair and consistent- Hold everyone –to include yourself- equally accountable for following all the rules and performance expectations.

4. “Own up” to your shortcomings- Avoid cover-ups and if you make a mistake admit it ... then fix it.

5. Focus on their success- Provide everyone on your team with the information, direction, feedback and support they need to succeed.

6. Get them involved- Whenever practical, involve direct reports in decision making, planning and problem solving.

7. Listen- Understand and focus on the messages others are sending you.

8. Show your appreciation- Acknowledge and thank team members for their efforts and contributions

9. Respect their time- Remember that your team members have important jobs to do and priorities to manage.

10. Do what needs to be done - When you see or hear of something that requires attention, jump in and deal with it ... don’t procrastinate.

So, fully accept your leadership role by turning your good intentions into everyday practices.

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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