Division of Instructional, School Improvement, &

College Readiness Support
Our Purpose:
The Division of Instructional Support provides all members of our educational community with research-based professional learning opportunities, collaboration and networking, quality instructional resources, and access to highly skilled professionals in support of school system efforts to ensure the highest levels of quality education is accessible for all students.  Our mission is to promote and achieve educational excellence by providing quality services that lead to enhanced levels of student success.
Our priorities:
  • District, School, and Educator Improvement
  • State and Federal Accountability Support
  • Transformation and Turnaround
  • Statewide System of Support
  • High Quality Professional Learning Opportunities
  • Student, Parent, and Community Support
  • Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success

Our Teaching and Learning Support Services:

  • Educator Training on research-based effective instructional strategies
  • On-site training and consultation for School Districts and Charter School Systems
  • Resources for school and district improvement
    • TEKS Resource System Quality Curriculum Process
    • STAAR One STAAR-Aligned Benchmark Assessment Item Bank
    • DMAC and Eduphoria Reporting and Analysis tools
    • Customized District, School, Classroom training, monitoring, audit review, reporting and analysis services

Region One ESC Division of Instructional Support is committed to supporting school district improvement efforts towards college and career readiness for all through a comprehensive and collaborative system of support.

Leadership Team:

  • Dr. Eduardo Cancino, Deputy Director
  • Kelly VanHee, Administrator for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Dr. Belinda S. Gorena, Administrator for School Improvement, Accountability and Compliance

  • Dr. Tina Atkins, Administrator for College, Career & Life Readiness
  • Dr. Darlene M. Rogers, Director for Laredo Extension Office

  • Carmen Garcia, Director for Brownsville Extension Office
  • Dr. Laura C. Sheneman, Coordinator for Library Services and Instructional Resources
  • Jean Haverstick, Coordinator for Innovative Projects Management 
  • Professional and Support Team Members



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Contact Information:

Dr. Eduardo Cancino, Deputy Director
Division of Instructional,
School Improvement, and
College Readiness Support
(956) 984-6021
Angie G. Iglesias
Administrative Assistant
(956) 984-6022