The structure of the Texas education system provides multiple levels of support for federal programs. The individuals identified below are available to answer questions and provide technical assistance in the topic areas indicated.

ESEA Unit Contacts 

ESEA Unit contacts based in Austin provide statewide support for topics listed under each team member's area of responsibility. The ESEA Unit is in the Standards and Programs department under the Division of Federal and State Education Policy directed by Gene Lenz.

Phone 512-463-9414
Fax 512-463-9560

Didi Garcia

  • Federal Reporting (EdFacts and Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR))
  • NCLB Consolidated Compliance Reports
  • Initial Compliance Reviews (ICRs)
  • Title VI, Part A and Part B (REAP and Rural and Low Income Schools Program)
  • Impact Aid
  • Federal Report Card

LaNetra Guess

  • Services to Private Non-Profit Schools (PNP) 
  • Affirmations and Equitable Services
  • State Contact for Title I, Part D

Charles Hess

  • Persistently Dangerous Schools
  • Violent Criminal Offenses
  • Gun-Free Schools
  • Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) Title IX, Part E, Subpart 2
  • Federal Report Card

Anita Villarreal

  • Title I, Part A 
  • McKinney Vento Grant Program/Homeless Education
  • ESC Initiatives
  • ESC 16-Statewide Parent Involvement/School Support
  • Ed-Flex Waivers
  • Committee of Practitioners (COP)

Education Service Center Contacts

Education Service Center (ESC) contacts are located in specific regions throughout the state. They provide technical assistance across many topics such as Title I, Part A Regulations and Requirements, NCLB Consolidated Application for Federal Funding, Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals, Compliance Reporting, Performance-Based Monitoring, Program-Compliance Monitoring, Initial Compliance Reports (ICR), Initial Compliance Analysis (ICA), Continuous Improvement Plans, Parent Involvement Policies, Comprehensive Needs Assessment, Private Nonprofit Requirements, and more.

Region 1
1900 West Schunior
Edinburg, TX 78541
P: (956) 984-6000
F: (956) 984-7655
Title I – Omar Chavez
NCLB – Tina McIntyre
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Omar Chavez
Parental Involvement – Omar Chavez

Region 2
209 North Water Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
P: (361) 561-8400
F: (361) 561-8649
Title I – Suzy Hartman, Stephanie Smith
NCLB – Suzy Hartman, Stephanie Smith
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Suzy Hartman, Stephanie Smith
Parental Involvement – Suzy Hartman, Stephanie Smith

Region 3
1905 Leary Lane
Victoria, TX 77901
P: (361) 573-0731
F: (361) 576-4804
Title I – Linda Easterling, Dina Rogers, Beverly Wyatt, Brenda O'Bannion
NCLB – Linda Easterling, Dina Rogers, Beverly Wyatt, Brenda O'Bannion
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Beverly Wyatt
Parental Involvement – Linda Easterling

Region 4
7145 West Tidwel
Houston, TX 77092
P: (713) 462-7708
F: (713) 744-6514
Title I – Kelly Ingram, Edna Forté, Danette Thornton
NCLB – Kelly Ingram, Edna Forté, Danette Thornton
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Kelly Ingram, Edna Forté, Danette Thornton
Parental Involvement – Kelly Ingram, Edna Forté, Danette Thornton

Region 5
350 Pine Street Suite 500
Beaumont, TX 77701
P: (409) 951-1702
F: (409) 951-1801
Title I – Beth Wilson, Monica Mahfouz
NCLB – Beth Wilson, Monica Mahfouz
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Beth Wilson, Monica Mahfouz
Parental Involvement – Beth Wilson, Monica Mahfouz

Region 6
3332 Montgomery Road
Huntsville, TX 77340
P: (936) 435-8400
F: (936) 435-8482
Title I – Jayne Tavenner, Brande Bass, Jessica Hassell, Margaret Barnes
NCLB – Jayne Tavenner, Brande Bass, Jessica Hassell, Margaret Barnes
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Margaret Barnes
Parental Involvement – Margaret Barnes

Region 7
1909 N. Longview Street
Kilgore, TX 75662
P: (903) 988-6700
F: (903) 988-6860
Title I – Glenda Hinsley
NCLB – Glenda Hinsley, Debbie Connor
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Debbie Taylor
Parental Involvement – Adrian Knight

Region 8
4845 U.S. Highway 271 N.
Pittsburg, TX 75686
P: (903) 572-8551
F: (903) 575-2611
Title I – Karen Whitaker, Leonard Beles, Kelly Cordray, Karen Thompson, Karla Coker, Michelle Reeves
NCLB – Kelly Cordray, Karen Thompson, Karla Coker, Michelle Reeves
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Karen Thompson
Parental Involvement – Lee Gill

Region 9
301 Loop 11
Wichita Falls, TX 76306
P: (940) 322-6928
F: (940) 767-3836
Title I – Kenny Miller, Kristi Veitenheimer, Kay Gibbons
NCLB – Kenny Miller, Kristi Veitenheimer, Kay Gibbons
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Kenny Miller, Kristi Veitenheimer, Kay Gibbons
Parental Involvement – Kenny Miller, Kristi Veitenheimer, Kay Gibbons

Region 10
400 E. Spring Valley Road
Richardson, TX 75081
P: (972) 348-1700
F: (972) 231-3642
Title I – Nerissa Erickson, Natosha Scott
NCLB – Nerissa Erickson, Natosha Scott
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Laura Griffin
Parental Involvement – Lauren McKinney

Region 11
3001 North Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76106
P: (817) 740-3600
F: (817) 740-7600
Title I – Kelli Crain, Melissa Sulak
NCLB – Kelli Crain, Melissa Sulak
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Kelli Crain, Melissa Sulak
Parental Involvement – Kelli Crain, Melissa Sulak

Region 12
2101 W. Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712
P: (254) 297-1212
F: (254) 666-0823
Title I – Barbara Agee, Carie Downes
NCLB – Barbara Agee
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Barbara Agee
Parental Involvement – Jenipher Janek

Region 13
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78723
P: (512) 919-5313
F: (512) 919-5374
Title I – Jennifer Womack
NCLB – Jennifer Womack
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Jennifer Womack
Parental Involvement – Sherry DiMarco

Region 14
1850 Highway 351
Abilene, TX 79601-4750
P: (325) 675-8600
F: (325) 675-8659
Title I – Karen Turner, Lucy Smith, Laura Sandoval
NCLB – Karen Turner, Rose Burks, Lucy Smith, Emilia Moreno
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Lucy Smith, Emilia Moreno
Parental Involvement – Rod Pruitt, Lucy Smith

Region 15
612 South Irene Street
San Angelo, TX 76903
P: (325) 658-6571
F: (325) 655-4823
Title I – Kim Niehues, Tami Knight
NCLB – Kim Niehues, Tami Knight
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Robin Harmon, Joyce Sprott
Parental Involvement – Robin Harmon, Joyce Sprott

Region 16
5800 Bell Street
Amarillo, TX 79109
P: (806) 677-5000
F: (806) 677-5001
Title I – Karen Floyd, Skip Forsyth, Becky Book, Terri Stafford
NCLB – Skip Forsyth, Vickie Ansley, Becky Book, Terri Stafford
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Sharon Mills, Vickie Ansley
Parental Involvement – Sharon Mills, Skip Forsyth, Daphne Nazworth, Terri Stafford

Region 17
1111 West Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
P: (806) 792-4000
F: (806) 792-1523
Title I – Tori Mitchell, Ty Duncan, Frank Rodriguez, Larry Williams
NCLB – Tori Mitchell, Ty Duncan, Frank Rodriguez, Larry Williams
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Larry Williams
Parental Involvement – Tori Mitchell, Frank Rodriguez

Region 18
2811 LaForce Blvd.
Midland, TX 79711
P: (432) 563-2380
F: (432) 567-3290
Title I – Cynthia Bayok-Bishop, Elizabeth Garza, Patrick Shaffer
NCLB – Cynthia Bayok-Bishop, Elizabeth Garza
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Cynthia Bayok-Bishop, Elizabeth Garza
Parental Involvement – Elizabeth Garza, Angie Balderrama

Region 19
6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX 79925
P: (915) 780-1919
F: (915) 780-5033
Title I – Rebecca Ontiveros
NCLB – Rebecca Ontiveros
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Rebecca Ontiveros
Parental Involvement – Rebecca Ontiveros

Region 20
1314 Hines Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78208
P: (210) 370-5200
F: (210) 370-5743
Title I – Jill Rhodes, Alex Dominguez
NCLB – Jill Rhodes, Alex Dominguez
Private Non-Profit (PNP) – Alex Dominguez
Parental Involvement – Rachel Morales, Alex Dominguez

Title I Initiative Contacts 

The Title I Statewide School Support/Parental Involvement Initiative provides opportunities for professional development, program updates, and statewide training through Region 16 Education Service Center. Examples include: i) professional development opportunities for local education agencies (LEAs) that did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time; and ii) in partnership with TEA, selection of National Title I Distinguished Schools from Texas. 

Terri Stafford

Title I Statewide Publications Initiative

The Title I Statewide Publications Initiative supports Region 20 Education Service Center in publishing products and tools to assist LEAs with program implementation. Publications are offered in three formats: i) Printed Products; ii) Self-Paced Online Courses (via the 20-on-20 series); and iii) Online Documents Available for Printing.

Alex Dominguez


For additional information, contact:

Division of Federal and State Education Policy
(512) 463-9414

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