Weekly Inside Story

February 1-5, 2016

Greeters for the week


Betty Steele


Gail Thomas


Diana McBurnett


Katie Chenoweth


Debbie Connor

If you can't make your greeter duties, please get a replacement or call Mrs. Abernethy or Patricia.

Region 7 ESC

Click here for employment page

DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator

Special Ed Specialist (3)

High School Science Specialist

ELA Specialist, Middle School

.NET Application Developer/Programmer

IMS Assistant Director

Bilingual Family Service Worker - Longview

Desktop Support Technician

DMAC Secretary

Head Start Mental Health Specialist

Federal Programs Specialist

Head Start Education Specialist

Network Maintenance Windows

In order to perform maintenance on network infrastructure and services with minimal impact on staff and customers, the maintenance windows have been implemented below:

  • Thursday evenings from 7pm to 11pm

  • Third Saturday of each month 8am – 10pm

These maintenance windows will be used for “non-emergency” events that may affect your access to network services. We will provide in advance a notice of maintenance to be performed, the reason for the maintenance as well as the services affected.

Although these windows are established, all windows may not be used and may not be the durations listed above.

Guests in the Building

To provide for the safety and security of employees and the facilities at Region 7 ESC, only authorized guests are allowed in secured areas of the building. Please be aware of people coming in the building as you are coming and going. Look to see if they have a badge on and try to direct them where they need to be. All non-employees should be entering in the participant entrance door only.

Remember to Vote

The Primary Election will take place March 1. Last day to register to vote is February 1, 2016.


To: <sburnett@esc7.net>
Subject: Training


I just want to thank you guys for doing such a great training at SFA yesterday. I know it's hard to make everyone feel comfortable and prepared for such a stressful time, but I believe this was one of the best trainings I attended. You are a super person and we are grateful and blessed to have all of you.

Debra Brewer

Douglass ISD


To: Pino, Joseph
Subject: Re: Workshop 5 Day Reminder: 054987 01/28/2016 9:00 am TELPAS District and Campus Coordinator Training

Lisa Nelson and I set up to do this training LD. I would love to be there, but I have been out of the office to many days and hate not to be there for the kids. Thanks for all your help and encouragement. We appreciate the way you all work so hard to make all this testing (SFA, yesterday) and everything else not so overwhelming.

Debra Brewer

Douglass ISD


To: <swright@esc7.net>
Subject: Winnsboro Elementary Counselor

Hello Sherri, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the networking workshop. I was able to bring back some great ideas.

Thank you,
Lori Green

Winnsboro ISD
WES Counselor


To: Luff, Anita
Subject: Good Things!

Hi Anita!

I hope all is well!

Just wanted to take a little time to let you know that I appreciate your staff. I know that there have been several changes, and sometimes things take some time to get used to, but your staff has been thoughtful and have researched things for me with no hesitation! J

Being in a business, I know that people may want to report the “bad” things, but it is always good to let people know the positive things that are going on as well.

Take care!


Nikki Godbolt

Accountability Coordinator (Area B)

Alief ISD


To: <vweatherford@esc7.net>
Subject: Many thanks

HI Vicky. I just wanted to thank you for coming out and helping us with the campus plan validation. I certainly learned quite a bit. Since that meeting, my wheels have been turning a bit about our district and campus plan.

Would it be possible for you and me to put a day on the calendar to give our plan a hard look and make some improvement? If that is a possibility, I can come to you, or you can drive down here and we can project the plans on the screen.

Again, thanks for your patience and help the other day.


Trampas Bass, Ed. D.
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction Brownsboro ISD

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Walk the Talk

Walking the talk (a.k.a. practicing what you preach), is an essential requirement for highly effective and respected leaders. Displays of good intentions are excellent reminders of what we stand for, but the real worth of our beliefs is represented by our collective behaviors. It's how we behave as leaders that ultimately defines our success and determines how we will be judged.
Here are a few positive management behaviors from the bestselling handbook 144 Ways to Walk the Talk by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia:

  • Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills. Remember that regardless of what you say, it's the performance you're willing to accept that shows your true standards.
  • Be an effective instructor for your team members. You'll not only develop in-depth knowledge about the subject you're prepared to teach, you'll also be able to help others develop and grow.
  • Work with your team members to develop a common (shared) understanding of goals such as "intelligent risk taking" and "providing high-quality customer service." The more clarity you have on performance expectations like these, the more positive performance examples you will discover.
  • Regularly spend one-on-one time with each member of your team. Open these informal get-togethers with a general question like: "How are things going for you?" Then, really listen to what they have to say. Listening is an important way to demonstrate that what they have to say is important, and that you care.

Good leaders discover opportunities every day to more effectively walk the talk. Be creative, and be sure to turn your good intentions into predictable on-the-job applications.

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~Albert Einstein

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