• The Districtwide Educational Improvement Council 

    The Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DEIC) is composed of professional staff, parents of District students, community members, and business representatives who act in an advisory capacity to the Board or its designee in establishing and reviewing the District's educational goals, objectives, and major Districtwide classroom instructional programs identified by the Board or its designee.


    DEIC Special Election Results

    Elementary (PreK – 5)

    • Sarah Mayne, Guerrero Elementary School
    • Christina Mier, Coldwell Elementary School


    Elementary (Special Education)

    • Sheri Reiter, Rivera Elementary School


    Secondary (6 – 12)

    • Luis Loweree, Bowie High School
    • Elissa Hughes, Hornedo Middle School
    • Javier Del Campo, College, Career, Technology Academy


    High School Language Arts

    • Adrian Sifuentes, Andress High School


    High School Social Studies

    • Aide Cardoza, Jefferson High School


    Campus Non-Instructional / District Level Professional

    • Armando Loera, Library Learning Services



    Current Roster of Members


    DEIC Facilitator
    Gabriela Lozano - Green Elementary School


    Corina Gamez, Torres Elementary School (Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
    Angel Nevarez, Newman Elementary School (Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
    Vacancy (Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
    Vacancy (Special Education)


    Vacancy (6th Grade – 12th Grade)
    Vacancy (6th Grade – 12th Grade)
    Vacancy (6th Grade – 12th Grade)
    Jenny Patino, Bowie High School (High School Language Arts)
    David Esquivel, Coronado High School (High School Math)
    Heidi Baine, Franklin High School (High School Science)
    Vacancy (High School Social Studies)
    Campus Non-Teaching & District Level Professionals:
    Erin Evans, Fine Arts (Campus Non-Teaching)
    Vacancy (Campus Non-Teaching)
    Tony Flores, Information Technology (District Level Professional)
    Dr. Tom Gamboa, Curriculum & Instruction (District Level Professional)


    Superintendent’s Designee
    Dr. Tamekia Brown, Chief Academic Officer



    Important Documents and DEIC Composition

    DEIC is governed by policies BQ (LEGAL) and (LOCAL), Planning and Decision Making Process; and BQA (LEGAL), (LOCAL), and (REGULATION), Planning and Decision Making Process: District Level. These policies can be accessed at www.episd.org, under the Board of Trustees tab.

    Each elected DEIC representative is nominated by and elected from their representative grouping. DEIC is composed of the following categories of elected personnel to ensure a balance is maintained of two-thirds teaching and one-third non-teaching campus-based or District-level professional staff.

    • Elementary (Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade) classroom teachers, including at least one special education teacher.
    • Middle school (6th grade through 8th grade) classroom teachers.
    • High School (9th grade through 12th grade) classroom teachers with one teacher from each of the core subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
    • Secondary (6th grade through 12th grade) classroom teachers from remaining secondary subject areas.
    • Campus-based or District-level non-teaching professional staff (such as activity managers, assistant principals, at-risk coordinators, campus staff development instructional support specialists, counselors, educational diagnosticians, librarians, nurses, principals, speech/language pathologists, therapists, trainers, or District-level professionals such as facilitators or program assistants who have responsibilities at more than one campus, including, but not limited to, central office staff)
    • Parents, community members, and business representatives appointed by the superintendent.


    Term of Office

    A council year is from September though August.  Representatives shall serve staggered two-year terms and shall be limited to two consecutive terms on the DEIC.


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