Weekly Inside Story

September 28-October 2, 2015

Greeters for this week


Henryett Lovely-Watson


Gina Akin


Diana McBurnett


Debbie Taylor


Felicia Woodard -Shaw

Region 7 ESC

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DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator

Special Ed Specialist (3)

High School Science Specialist

Technology Specialist

Head Start Education Specialist

Business Information System Specialist (2)

ELA Specialist, Middle School

Educator Certification Specialist

Secretary - Helpdesk, Technology

Administrative Secretary - Child Nutrition

.NET Application Developer/Programmer

AEOP Membership Drive

AEOP would like to invite all support staff to join AEOP! We serve students and families in several ways and we would like you to be a part of that service. Our biggest commitment is to our scholarship fund; Each year we are able to help a student with their expenses for college by offering a scholarship to Kilgore College.

Membership dues:

Returning Members- $7

New Members - $5

Send your money to Linda Johnson in the DMAC department. Thank you for being a part of AEOP!

Flu Shots

If you would like to get your flu shot here at Region 7, please register for

Session # 052344. They ran out of shots while here last year, so please register so that we can ensure there will be plenty of shots for those that would like to take advantage of the convenience of getting the shot here. As in the past, I will send out the forms when they are made available to me. Thank you!

Denim Day

Lee National Denim Day will be November 20. To make it simpler, this year we are only accepting online donations. Click image below to go to the website; the team ID is 100050. Call Patricia McGarity with any questions. Once you have donated, you can get a pin from Patricia McGarity. Thank you for your support!

United Fund of Kilgore

Turn your card in to Patricia McGarity in Administration! Please remember if you sign up for payroll deduction, it will start next month and go through August. Thank you for helping us reach our goal!


To: Morton, Sherry <SMorton@esc7.net>
Subject: math workshops


I am a retire/rehire teacher. I have been teaching for 34 years. I absolutely love coming to your workshops. Every time I come, I learn something new. Tuesday was no exception. Thank you for helping keep my love of teaching and my love of math alive. Truly enjoy coming and getting something new and innovative.

Thank you

Teresa Yarberry

Martinsville ISD, Teacher


To: Burnett, Sonya
Subject: [ESC7-SPAM] Thank you!


Thank you is not enough. You blew me away with your presentation--you fine tailored differentiated instruction to meet our specific teaching needs. If we can ever be of service to you please do not hesitate to ask!

As follow up to your presentation you mentioned e-mailing your power point presentation. When the "other" Sonia asked, you mentioned maybe having a way to send just the last photo of your presentation without the animation.

One of our members requested a way to get around copyright protection when making enlarged copies for students who are visually impaired. You thought Lighthouse for the blind might be able to assist.

Last, but not least, many of our members expressed interest in the the Region 7 Crisis Prevention Intervention. I would like to receive more information or information on how to contact your representative for this training. I think I would like to give this information to the Rose Heights Children's Director and see if we can all partner together to set up a time.

Again, wow. Thank you. You are a woman of excellence.

Stephanie Johnson

East Texas Music Association

10 Words That Can Make You More Powerful

From the book: Getting the BEST from Yourself and Others...How to Orchestrate Your Attitude
10 Words That Can Make You More Powerful

The words you use impact your actual situation. Are you using positive words for success?

Find out.

The words you use are more powerful than you imagine. Most people greet each other with words that have no power. Think of the last time you heard someone else (or even yourself) respond to a greeting of "How are you?" with "Oh, I am doing so-so," "Hanging in there," "I'm surviving" or "Not too bad." It probably wasn't much past yesterday.

Try this: use words to change your situation, not to describe it.

First, the next time anyone asks, "How are you?" whether it's someone at work or a cashier at the store, respond with strength. Give them an energetic, enthusiastic, "Great!" or "Terrific!"

It will be hard to do without a smile on your face, and you are likely to get one back. Second, you will likely feel a physical response of increased energy. Third, your words will send a message to your mind that will be consistent with feeling Great! or Terrific!

To see the results, you have to do this often and with sincere enthusiasm (not robotically). When you do, your subconscious mind will begin to act on what you are saying and begin to design your reality to be consistent with your thoughts and words.

Yoda from Star Wars, understood this when he commanded Luke Skywalker, "Do or do not. There is no try."

Speaking with power also creates a sense of accountability and commitment to get the best from yourself and others. Your challenge is to consciously avoid using words that are power killers. These words sap energy and commitment from your interactions, and ultimately, your actions.

First, eliminate these words from your vocabulary:

  1. I can't
  2. If
  3. Doubt
  4. Try
  5. I don't think
  6. I don't have the time
  7. Maybe
  8. I'm afraid of
  9. I don't believe
  10. It's impossible.

Omitting these words is not enough. A sports team needs more than just a good defense to win; it also needs a powerful offense. So, mobilize your own offensive assault with the words you choose.

Build positive mental connections and commitment by using these power builders:

  1. I can
  2. I will
  3. Expect the best
  4. Commit
  5. I know
  6. I will make the time
  7. Positively
  8. I am confident
  9. I do believe
  10. All things are possible.

The power of your actions is preceded by the power of your words. Speak with power to bring out the best in yourself and others.

“Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.” ~ Coco Chanel

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