Weekly Inside Story

November 16-20, 2015

Greeters for this week


Elizabeth Abernethy


Liz Walker


Donna Stanley


Donna Stanley


Elizabeth Abernethy

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

Communications Technician

Administrative Secretary - Technology

Family Service Worker - Carthage

Family Service Worker - Eustace

Director, Center for Federal Programs

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: Luff, Anita; Ashley, Lanetta
Subject: Dashboards!!!

Anita and Lanetta,
I'm about to come unglued because the new Dashboards tool is so wonderful! I can't wait to demo this for the district leadership team this week. Yes, those data were available through other reports in DMAC, but not in this lickety-split kind of way. Really nice work! You've again increased the value of DMAC for Troy ISD.

Have a great day!


Darrell Becker, Ed. D.

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Accountability

Troy ISD


To: Delgado, Carmen <CDelgado@esc7.net>
Subject: PEIMS Coding Form


Thanks again for coming today. I think the session was very productive. Both of you work well together.

I am attaching the PEIMs Coding Form that you wanted. I will be updating it with new info.

Have a good weekend!

Donna Porter

Carthage ISD


Brenna created a Padlet with Migrant/ELL program updates and upcoming events. Joseph sent it out to the Listservs. This is a response he received.


To: Pino, Joseph
Subject: Re: [Title_iii_ssa] Link to updates from Region 7 Title III Bilingual/ESL

Love this information! Great email! Thank you so much!

Dana Robertson

Dana Robertson, District Testing Coordinator

Spring Hill ISD


To: Wright, Sherri <SWright@esc7.net>
Subject: Help, again!


I am so thankful for you and your position where you help out our schools and more specifically, our counselors!~

I am looking for curriculum to use in the middle school for social/emotional well-being, bullying prevention, social skills, comprehensive lessons, that I can work with my teachers to deliver. I have found a web site with several programs and am reviewing them. However, I wondered if you could do a survey or ask at our next networking meeting about programs schools use in our area?

Let me know what you think or if you have any programs you know of.




Brandy K. Humphreys, LPC, MA, CSC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional School Counselor

New Diana High School


To: "Curry, Holly" <HCurry@esc7.net>, Ann Vyoral <Ann.Vyoral@esc20.net>

Thanks to both of you for the excellent workshop!
I had a great day and am already at work creating a Google site to host our links. Hopefully it will work and can be linked to our school's webpage.

Thanks so much for being prepared, engaging, and committed to making certain that the questions and concerns of each person were addressed. It made everyone feel that their day was well spent.

Twyla Felty
Eustace Middle School
Eustace ISD

Customer Satisfaction

Excerpt from Customer Satisfaction is Worthless Customer Loyalty is Priceless by Jeffrey Gitomer

When You're Done Speaking with a Customer or the Transaction is over, That's when they start talking.

A customer will either say something good about you, nothing about you, or something bad about you. And the best part about this is, by your words and actions YOU determine what the customer says.

Self-Evaluation: How do you think people talk about you when you're not there? What are you doing to ensure positive experiences for every customer who calls?

Get Real: Customers don't make up stories about you or your actions--you create them. What stories have you created?

Just Try This: Select three stories you have told about others. Think about why you re-told them. Write down a few reasons you have re-told them. Now call three of the customers you handle most memorably. Ask them if they've ever told any stories about you--ask them which stories, and ask them why they tell them. Compare those answers to the ones you discovered about you. Now--start taking similar actions on customers that you think could be great (have big potential) customers but are not.

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus

"Region 7 Education Service Center is committed to district, charter, and student success by providing quality programs and services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations."