Weekly Inside Story

May 9-13, 2016

Greeters for this week


Jackie Jones


Debbie Connor


Beverly Beran


Anita Luff


Donna Stanley

If you can't make your greeter duties, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.

Region 7 ESC

Click here for employment page

DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator

High School Science Specialist

ELA Specialist, Middle School

.NET Application Developer/Programmer

Secretary - CIA

Educator Certification Specialist

Federal Programs Specialist

Director - Head Start

Family Service Worker - Carthage Primary

Family Service Worker - Brownsboro Chandler

Family Service Worker - Joe Wright Elementary Jacksonville

Bilingual Family Service Worker - Ware Elementary Longview

The 2016-2017 ESC Calendar has been put on the intranet under calendars!

May, June and July

We will be released at 3:00 on Fridays during the months of May, June and July!

ESC staff should park in the front employee lot and Head Start lot. Please leave the other lots open for our participants to use.

DTS Badges

Don’t forget that secretaries and support staff must earn a total of 4 badges and all other staff must earn a total of 10 badges by August 31st, 2016. To check out the overall ranking of ESC staff by badges earned, visit http://rwalker5.wix.com/r7dts (this page is also available on the intranet page by clicking on the link titled “DTS Leaderboard”. Remember that “Ditch That Session” isn’t just about earning badges; it is about learning new skills to model for our customers!

If you need to provide an example of anything for credit, please email that to me at ewalker@esc7.net. Please put the word “badge” in the subject line so that I make sure I don’t miss any emails providing further proof of badge completion.

Keep up the good work!

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.

The May 24 Primary Runoff Election takes place in 28 day(s). Early Voting takes place from May 16 – May 20. To learn more about what will be on the ballot please go to links below. Thank you!



Thank you for visiting for as much as you could this week. I am glad you and Barbara were here to help with the day The last month is already flying by and I am looking forward to next year! It has been a pleasure to work with you! You’re amazing and so helpful!

This last month is so busy and so much to get accomplished! It has also been rewarding to look at CLI engage progress and portfolio progress!

Thanks Again!!

Carrie Chaney-Ham


This was left on our I heart DMAC Survey link form Monica Soto, Alpine ISD

What's NOT to love about DMAC?! I love being able to create my own assessments with the material I want, the format I want, and the rigor my kids need! It's so easy to look for examples for any given TEK, and even easier still to get my kids results on those TEKS with the new online response system! Because of these features (AND MORE!) I have all the accessible data I can get at my fingertips I'm learning how to turn my data into insturctional scope and sequence, as well as an intervention guide! But my absolute FAVORITE thing about DMAC is that there is a wonderful team of support personnel ready to answer ANY questions or concerns I have...I've learned more through trial and error, and their guidance! to be honest, I always feel badly for the colleagues and relatives I have who work in other districts in which their administrative personnel are the only ones with the aforementioned "privileges." Their districts are doing an injustice to the DMAC program, their teachers, and their students. I wish they would let their teachers go through this amazing experience! #dmacsuperpower #luvit

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Breakthrough Stories

Excerpted from 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The purpose of reflecting on and listing your leadership breakthroughs is to share them with other potential leaders. Why do coaches have past successful players come back to the team and tell stories of past victories? Why do companies elevate past leaders who built the organization, making them legends that live beyond their years of service? Why does the Church remember heroes of the faith? Why do we study great leaders from history? For that matter, why do I share so many of my own stories? Leaders do these things because they hope that the stories will inspire another generation of leaders to reach its potential.

I want to encourage you to identify your breakthrough experiences and tell them as stories to the leaders you desire to develop. At the same time, I have to warn you: some people will call you arrogant or egocentric when you tell them. Don't let that deter you. I know of no better way to communicate important truths to others. People have been using stories to teach life's lessons for as long as human beings have been walking the earth. Tell yours and help the next generation to take its place as leaders.

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