Students raising their hands
Students raising their hands
Four women in a meeting
A team sits around a table, collaborating on a project
2023 TSL Award to Implement SPARK
Texas Center for Educator Excellence
Education and Innovation Research (EIR)
Mid-Phase Grant Award

Region 18-TxCEE is proud to announce we have been awarded the Education and Innovation Research (EIR) Mid-Phase grant for our proposal on supporting emergent bilinguals (EBs) in Middle Schools called MS CLASS. MS CLASS is an opportunity for districts to participate in the research study implementing proven research-based practices with the intent of impacting student outcomes especially for EBs. Over the five year grant, 55 campuses will have the opportunity to implement the program. To learn more or to sign-up to be part of the research study, email us at For information on the EIR grant program and other grant recipients, please visit the USDE website.

2023 TSL Award to Implement SPARK
Texas Center for Educator Excellence
2023 TSL Award to Implement SPARK

ESC 18-TxCEE is excited to announce that we were awarded a three-year $8.36 million federal Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive grant through the Office of Elementary & Secondary Education. As a part of TSL, ESC 18-TxCEE will implement the Supporting Pathways to Achieve Rewards and Knowledge (SPARK) Project which is a comprehensive effort to improve instruction and leadership that ultimately enhances student growth and supports rigorous academic standards for students. To learn more about the project, visit our grants page.

2017 Texas TSL Project Evaluation Results
Texas Center for Educator Excellence

Past TSL Success

Through a 2017 Teacher and School Leader (TSL) federal grant, TxCEE developed the Texas TSL framework that focused on educator evaluation systems; teacher career pathways; high-quality, job-embedded professional development; recruiting, retaining, and rewarding highly effective educators; and educator mentoring and support. Implementation of the program showed statistically significant impacts on grades 3-8 reading and math scores. There was also evidence of stronger retention.

Texas Center for Educator Excellence
"Who is TxCEE?"

Texas Center for Educator Excellence

An Austin-based satellite office of the Region 18 Education Service Center, provides leadership and technical assistance across Texas to improve educator effectiveness.

Big Bend National Board Cohort
Texas Center for Educator Excellence

Big Bend National Board Cohort

Five districts have joined together to participate in the Big Bend National Board Cohort funded by a TEA grant. The participating districts will select qualified teachers to engage in the National Board certification process.

previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow

Service Overview

Calibration Services
TxCEE Texas Center for Educator Excellence

Calibration Services

TxCEE’s experienced Calibration Experts have helped dozens of districts with Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) Calibration, Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS), TIA Designation Configuration, other Customizable Evaluation Rubrics and more.

Texas Educator Excellence Management System

Data Management

TEEMS  organizes, documents, monitors, and evaluates educator practices and student learning at the campus and district levels. TEEMS is the ideal system for managing your TIA data.

TIA Training & Consulting
Teacher Incentive Allotment

TIA Training & Consulting

TxCEE assist districts in successfully designing and implementing a TIA system. We guide calculations, create a designation system, implement student growth measures (SGMs), and data management of the TIA components. 

Chalkboard covered in math equations

Our Impact Reaches…


TxCEE works with schools to set a course for growth and success.

The Texas Center for Educator Excellence (TxCEE) focuses on improving student achievement in Texas schools by improving human capital through Data Aggregation, Evaluation Calibration, and Professional Training. 

Our proprietary TEEMS Data Management System provides districts with custom data support for Student Growth Measures, Educator Evaluation, and Custom Rubrics for TIA Designation.

TxCEE’s experienced Instructional Training Staff have created custom calibration systems and provided career advancement training for hundreds of teachers and administrators.

Mentor Spotlight

  • Mentor Spotlight: Crystal Cortez
    Mentor Spotlight: Crystal Cortez

    To me, mentoring means that you are guiding a novice teacher towards a common goal. When I mentor and coach a teacher, we have some valuable conversations. Two of my mentees have never taught before. When we have our Fireside Chats to set goals, we make sure to align that teacher’s goal with the campus goals…

    View Post

TxCEE News

🌟Collaborative Learning Communities in action at McWhorter Elementary in Lubbock ISD! 📚 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
On Monday, Rick Garner had the privilege of working with the wonderful principals from Jubilee Harlingen, Jubilee Brownsville, Jubilee Leadership Academy, and Jubilee Livingway! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
📚This week, Rick Garner has been working with Collaborative Learning Leaders at Jubilee Leadership Academy and Jubilee Livingway. Keep up the great work, Rick!💫 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Scroll to Top
Skip to content