Peer Review Team-Capital Area RDSPD

Capital Area RDSPD-November, 19th-21st

Capital Area RDSPD Peer Review- November 19-21, 2019

Welcome to the Peer Review Team for the Capital Area RDSPD.

Your Peer Review Team Members are:

Team Lead- Kathy Robertson, RDSPD Coordinator


Team Member- Tina Vaguine, RDSPD Manager

Dallas RDSPD

Team Member- Christy Fugitt, RDSPD Coordinator

Brazos River RDSPD

Yvonne Delgado, Coordinator

Hays CISD Cluster Site

Leslie Organ, Coordinator

Bastrop ISD Site

Please find the attached paperwork to complete the Peer Review for Capital Area RDSPD. You will find information about your hotel and schedule, as well as maps to the different school locations.

Please review this information in preparation for your Peer Review visit.

Know that you can contact Angela Belding at any time with questions and/or clarification.


Website for Capital Area RDSPD

For over 30 years, Capital Area has delivered comprehensive education experiences for deaf/hard of hearing students ages three to 21. Services for families are provided by Capital Area RDSPD at no-cost.

General Peer Review Information

Capital Area RDSPD

Heidi Lambert , Area Director Special Education and 504 (512)464-5144

Kim Hassack , Elementary Deaf Education Coordinator (512) 428-3809

Cell: (512) 619-3650

Erin Hudson Secondary Deaf Education Coordinator (512) 464-6539

Cell: 512-552-4835

Schedule Conflicts and Cancellations

If you find that you cannot participate in your scheduled review please notify Angela Belding as soon as possible so that a replacement can be found. 817-454-4361

Schedule for Capital Area RDSPD Peer Review

November 18th - Travel Day

November 19th - Day 1 Interviews and Observations

November 20th - Day 2 Interviews and Observations

November 21st - Day 3 (Review of Report/Exit Meeting)

Capital Area RDSPD Peer Review Schedule

Click the button above to access each team members schedule on each day of the peer review.

Purpose of Peer Review - Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf

The peer review process is intended to provide specific information to programs serving student who are deaf or hard of hearing in order to assist with continuous improvement efforts. The areas of focus are aligned with the National Agenda for Deaf Education and the Texas State Performance Plan.

Before the Review

Kathy Robertson, Team Lead should contact you a few weeks before the review to exchange cell phone numbers. (The team typically meets at the hotel on Monday evening for dinner.)


Below you will find attachments for Region 11 to reimburse you for hotel, mileage, and meals at the state rate. Receipts are required for hotel and meals.

If you plan to fly, contact Region 11 for procedures to prepay your flight.

Angela Belding, the Peer Review facilitator has made your hotel reservation. When you arrive at the hotel, you will put the room under your name and credit card.

If you need a letter requesting your participation to submit to your district for approval to travel, Angela Belding.

During the Review

During the Review

Interviews and observations are conducted on Days One and Two, with the exit meeting on the morning of Day Three.

Kathy Robertson, Team Lead will have copies of the interview questions and observation sheets for you to use.

On the final day, the team will meet with the RDSPD and district staff to review the draft report. This meeting usually ends by 11 a.m. to allow for travel back home in the afternoon.

Capital Area RDSPD Peer Review Report Shared Google Doc

Click the above button to access the shared google doc report of the Capital Area Peer Review Report.

Hilton Garden Inn, Austin/Round Rock

Monday, Nov. 18th, 4pm

Hilton Garden Inn Austin/Round Rock 2310 North IH35 Round Rock, Texas 78681 USA

Texas Hotel Tax Exemption Certificate

Click here to access a printable copy of your Texas Hotel Tax Exemption Certificate. You will need to bring a hard copy of this document with you when you check into your hotel.

Hotel for Capital Area RDSPD Peer Review

Hotel Rooms have been reserved at the hotel below in

Angela Belding’s name.

When you check in please put the room under your name and credit card number.

Hilton Garden Inn Austin/Round Rock
2310 North IH35
Round Rock, Texas 78681
Phone: +1-512-341-8200

Maps and directions, Local guide

Check in Monday, November 18, 2019

Check-out Thursday, Thursday, November 21, 2019

Confirmation Numbers (Same # for all rooms)

Kathy Robertson

Confirmation #3156079174

Tina Vaguine

Confirmation #3156079174

Christy Fugitt

Confirmation #3156079174

Directions from Garden Inn to McNeil High School

Click here to get directions from your hotel to the Capital Area RDSPD/Round Rock ISD for both November 18th and again on November 21st.

Peer Review Documents

Phase 1 RDSPD Peer Review

In Phase 1, programs will engage in a reflective component by collecting requested documentation and completing surveys prior to the actual peer review.

Phase 2 RDSPD Peer Review - Interviews

Phase II includes classroom observations, staff interviews, and RDSPD Admin interviews. The goal in Phase II is to collect objective and observable data to add to the documentation gathered in Phase I.

Phase 2 Peer Review - Observation Forms

The forms necessary to document observations are found here.

Phase 3 RDSPD Peer Review Rubrics

Phase III-This report will promote continuous improvement by identifying strengths, providing discussion points and highlighting considerations in seven program areas

Return the W9, all travel documents, and receipts for reimbursement to Angie Murphy

Angie Murphy

Sensory Support Assistant

Education Service Center Region 11

1451 S. Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX 76108

(817) 740-7567

Fax: (817) 740-7684

Forms are due no later than 30 days after your travel is completed.

Traveling by Enterprise Rent Car or Flight

Team member wishing to travel by Enterprise Rent-A-Car or travel by flight must print, fill out, and send this document to Angie Murphy at ESC 11 two weeks prior travel .

Checklist for Peer Review Team for Reimbursement

Use this checklist as you compile the documents for reimbursement. All reimbursement documentation needs to be turned in to Angie Murphy at Forms are due no later than 30 days after your travel is completed.

Reimbursement Form for Non-Employees of ESC 11

Each team member must print, fill out, and sign this document and return it to Angie Murphy at ESC 11.

Required W9 Form

Each team member must print, fill out, and sign this document and return it to Angie Murphy at ESC 11.