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Special Education Liaisons

In 2017, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) piloted the implementation of Special Education Liaisons or Special Education Field Agents as we are called in some regions, to be a part of a state-wide PLC-Professional Learning Community. Each of the Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) across the state come together monthly to share, plan, and collaborate to provide differentiated and targeted support and assistance to local districts. 

The Field Service Specialist provides on-site support specifically designed and customized to meet the needs of Local Education Agencies (LEAs).  Field Supports about Special Education are available for district leadership, campus administration, classroom instructors, and special education professional staff. 

Special Education Liaisons. Our Purpose: Special Education Liaisons provide additional supports and services to LEAs at each of the 20 Education Services Centers across Texas. While our approach varies along with the regional needs of LEAs, our purpose is to "connect resources and supports across Texas to improve outcomes for students with disabilities." Liaison areas of support include: Providing trainings in the areas of; Results Driven Accountability, Differentiated Monitoring and Support, Data Analysis, Student Family Community Engagement. Supporting ESC 9 in Cyclical and Targeted Reviews, Significant Disproportionality, RF Tracker, Small and Rural Schools Network, and Self-Assessments. Connecting LEAs and schools with ESC 9 Special Education Specialists. Assisting LEA's in creation of Corrective Action Plans/Strategic Support Plans.  Making Connections: ESC Region 9 offers numerous programs and services to support LEAs and their Special Education staff with meeting the needs of students. This includes complying with state and federal legislative requirements, securing funding, and training Special Education staff and administrators to ensure that all their students have the opportunity to be successful regardless of special needs or disabilities. Contact InformationWillis Norton M.Ed. Special Education Liaison ESC 9 (940) 397-8241