Peer Review Team Fort Worth RDSPD

May 5-7, 2020

Fort Worth RDSPD Peer Review- May 5-7, 2020

Welcome to the Peer Review Team for the Fort Worth RDSPD.

Your Peer Review Team Members are:

Team Lead-Elaine Robertson, Instructional Officer RDSPD


Team Member- Dena Thompson, Coordinator

Brazoria-Fort Bend RDSPD

Team Member-Janna Riley, Coordinator

Crowley RDSPD

Please find the attached paperwork to complete the Peer Review for Fort Worth RDSPD. You will find information about your hotel and schedule.

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.


General Peer Review Information

Fort Worth RDSPD

Contact: Darenda Kirby, Assistant Director-RDSPD/VI

Special Ed Annex

7060 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Fort Worth, TX 76116

Phone: 817-815-5410

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 Fort Worth RDSPD Peer Review

Mon, May 4th - Travel Day

Tue, May 5th - Day 1 Interviews and Observations

Wed, May 6th - Day 2 Interviews and Observations

Thurs, May 7th- Day 3 (Review of Report/Exit Meeting)

Fort Worth RDSPD Peer Review Schedule

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

Fort Worth RDSPD Cluster Site Campuses

Waverly Park Elementary
3604 Cimmaron Trail, Benbrook
(817) 815-6700

Leonard Middle School
8900 Chapin, Benbrook
(817) 815-6200

Western Hills High School
3600 Boston, Benbrook
(817) 815-6000

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

Elaine 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.

Elaine 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.

Fort Worth RDSPD Peer Review Report Shared Google Doc

Click the above button to access the shared google doc report of the Fort Worth RDSDP Peer Review Report.

Hampton Inn and Suites Fort Worth-West-I-30

Monday, May 4th, 4pm to Thursday, May 7th, 9am

2700 Green Oaks Road

Fort Worth, TX

Hotel for Fort Worth 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.

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth-West-I-30

2700 Green Oaks Road

Fort Worth, TX 76116, US


Check in Monday, May 4, 2020

Check-out Thursday, May 7, 2020

Confirmation Numbers

Elaine Robertson

Confirmation #


Dena Thompson

Confirmation #


Janna Riley

Confirmation #


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.

Directions from Hampton Inn FW to FW RDSPD SpEd Annex

Click here to get directions from your hotel to the FW RDSPD Admin Office for both May 5th and again on May 7th.

More Directions from Darenda

-Facing Lackland, turn Right (South) on Lackland, it runs into a traffic light on Camp Bowie where you must turn *Left or *Right.

-*Turning Left (East) on Camp Bowie takes you to lots of restaurants, grocery stores, boutiques, (Stein Mart), banks, gas stations etc.

-*Turning Right (West) on Camp Bowie is one easy way to get to my office and all three schools.

-Once you turn right on Camp Bowie, my office is in the Special Ed Annex in the basement of International Newcomers Academy.

-All three of the schools are situated between Camp Bowie and Chapin Road. (Click on hand drawn map below)

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.