Successful Strategies for Implementing Data-Based Individualization: Insights from ESC 15 in Texas

Successful Strategies for Implementing Data-Based Individualization: Insights from ESC 15 in Texas

By Dedra Carter, Valerie Moos, Jenna McSherry
May 12, 2021

This three-part Voices from the Field video series profiles how Education Service Center (ESC) 15 in Texas approached implementing the DBI process in San Saba Independent School District (ISD). In these videos, Dedra Carter and Valerie Moos from ESC 15 and Jenna McSherry from San Saba ISD, discuss their experiences and recommendations for other districts implementing DBI.

NCII has been working with ESC 15 to support their pilot and regional trainings on data-based individualization (DBI). In Texas, ESCs are the regional service centers that help schools improve student performance, operate more efficiently, or implement state initiatives through professional development and other supports. ESC 15 serves 43 districts in the San Angelo region in west Texas.

 

Video 1: Pre-Implementation

 

Video 2: Implementation

Video 3: Recommendations for Future Implementation

About the author

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Dedra Carter
Dedra Carter
/ Education Service Center (ESC) 15, Texas

Dedra Carter is an Education Specialist with ESC 15 supporting dyslexia services.  She has been an educator for 36 years providing instruction for students and teachers in K – 12th grades.  She received her MS in Education from Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX. 

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Valerie Moos
Valerie Moos
/ Education Service Center (ESC) 15, Texas

Valerie Moos graduated from Angelo State University with her bachelor’s degree in 2010. She started her teaching career in special education, where she taught inclusion, resource, and life skills for four years. Valerie completed her Master’s in Education in 2015 from Angelo State University. For the past six years, she has worked at ESC Region 15 as the Inclusion and Transition Specialist in Special Education.

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Jenna McSherry
Jenna McSherry
/ San Saba Middle School, San Sabo Independent School District (ISD)

Jenna McSherry is a fifth-grade teacher at San Saba Middle School. Jenna graduated cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Education from Angelo State University in 2017 and is currently in her fourth year of teaching. She is expected to graduate with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Tarleton State University in the fall.