Weekly Inside Story

December 15-19, 2014

Greeters for this week:


Elizabeth Abernethy


Katie Burnett


Katie Burnett


Julie Farris



There are 4 workshops in this building this week

Region 7 ESC

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DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator

Special Ed Coordinator

Title I Specialist

Curriculum Specialist

Administrative Secretary - Center for Technology Services

DMAC Specialist

Educator Certification Specialist


ELA Specialist, Middle School

Grant Accounting Specialist

Federal Programs Coordinator

Special Ed Specialist

Administrative Secretary - Federal Programs

Christmas Holiday

Just a reminder to please bring a toy Friday to our Staff luncheon to give to Toys for Tots. The Luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Cedar room.

We will be dismissed after the Luncheon. Please remember to clean out the refrigerators in your areas by Thursday at noon. Make sure all computers, printers and etc. are turned off prior to leaving on Friday.

May each of you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Be safe in your travels.

Back by popular demand!

You are cordially invited to the now, ever-popular, DMAC Soup Day!

Our bill-of-fare will be laid out on December 15th, at 11:30 a.m.

in the DMAC Conference Room

We have a wonderful selection that will surely delight your palate!

The venue will be come-and-go, so if you don’t have time to visit,

please take a plate or bowl with you.

Thank you, and Merry Christmas!


Liz Adams

I appreciate all you do!

Joyce Thompson, Director of Special Education

Special Education Office

Longview ISD


Subject: Re: 2014-2015 ECDS Submission

Mrs. Fernandez,

Our submission is complete.

I would like to say, "Thank you" to Carlton. He was a great help.

Clark Bynum

Broaddus ISD

Develop passion and positive performance in any team

Excerpt from The Manager's Motivation Handbook by Susan Fee

One of the most powerful ways to get your team members energized and invested is to get them involved in important growth and development activities ... the kind of activities that produce win-win outcomes.
Here are just a few ideas for you to consider.

  • Create a change of pace while developing more team talent by giving your team members a chance to work on new projects or learn different skills.
  • Pass along important articles and information to team members with an attached note or subject line such as: “thought you’d like to know about this.”
  • Ask an employee that is proficient in a certain area to train others on the team.
  • Ask everyone who attends a professional development program to share their learning experiences with co-workers.
  • Have one of your top performers mentor a new co-worker to give them an opportunity to “learn the ropes” from a colleague.
  • Invite team members (with some prior instruction and coordination) to help you select new team colleagues ... just be sure they are given some interviewing and selection tips and techniques.
The bottom line is, your team members are a POWERFUL resource for you and your organization. Treat them as such and you will build more passion & positive performance within your team ... and your entire organization.

“You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.”

- Julien Smith

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