Archive for the ‘Communications & Community Relations’ Category

Give Way to Voice

Everyone has a voice. How are we listening to the voices that matter most in the work that we do? I was deeply moved by an article I read recently. It told of the thousands of letters written on a daily basis by people in our country. These letters were written by everyday, ordinary people […]

Are You An Opportunity Maker?

During my weekly connections within my professional learning network, I came across an inspiring talk by Kare Anderson called “Be An Opportunity Maker”.   As principals and campus leaders we are always exploring the notion of helping others be the best they can be.  Take this opportunity to hear what she has to say.  Be An […]

Welcome Back To School

Welcome back to school.  All of your hard work planning and preparing will certainly pay off.  Please know that we at Region 13 are here to support you in this very important work of educating our students.  From helping to provide certified candidates for hire, to professional development, to consultation and resources, we have just […]

Social Media: What’s Right For You

Every year as a campus principal one of my personal goals was to increase communication. If you’ve been an administrator any length of time you too probably shared this goal. No matter how many actions steps I set out to take to accomplish that goal I always felt that I was falling short, particularly when one […]

PREPaRE Crisis Intervention Model: Crisis Intervention and Recovery – Training Opportunity

Region 13 is presenting the second half of the PREPaRE Crisis Intervention Model: Crisis Intervention and Recovery. This 2-day workshop (December 11th and 12th) provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. […]

Review of Emergency Operation Plans

    In a “To the Administrator Addressed” posted to the Texas Education Agency website yesterday, Commissioner Williams is requesting all public schools to immediately review district emergency operation plans. Resources provided in the posting: “In addition to resources available through the Texas School Safety Center (TSSC) at, the attached list includes resources for emergency […]


We’ve heard you!  You’ve told us that you value the information you receive from Region XIII regarding your role as a campus leader.  You’ve also told us that it is difficult and sometimes impossible to leave campus to join us for networking opportunities!   We have created a new communication tool to assist Campus Leaders […]