• 2016 DEIC Election results

    High School Science:

    Christopher Gilmore - Chapin HS DEIC Rep.

    Campus Based Non Teaching & District Level Professional:

    Carla Gasway - Franklin HS DEIC Rep
    Julian Salinas - Student Retention & Truant Prevention
    Cynthia Ontiveros - PowerUp DEIC Rep

    Special Education Elementary:

    Maria Flores - Tippin Elementary

    High School Social Studies:

    Rachelle Gomolsky - Coronado HS DEIC Rep

    Middle School 6-8:

    Jerusha Hunt - Wiggs MS DEIC Rep

    High School English:

    Laurie Garcia - Silva Health Magnet HS DEIC Rep

    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. 

    Important Documents and Downloads

    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. TEA also publishes the District Planning and Decision Making Resource Guide, available online at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/accountability

    Each elected DEIC representative is nominated by and elected from their representative grouping. Math or literacy leaders are categorized as teachers. 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.

    • One prekindergarten through grade 5 teacher from each grade level
      Five elementary teachers from other instructional areas (including but not limited to special education, orchestra, physical education, technology, music, and reading)
    • One grades 6 or 7 or 8 teacher from each subject area for language arts, mathematics, reading, science, and social studies
      Three grades 6 or 7 or 8 teachers from the remaining instructional areas not listed above (including but not limited to special education, band, music, and foreign languages)
    • One grades 9-12 classroom teacher from each secondary subject area for language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies
      Five grades 9-12 classroom teachers from the remaining secondary instructional areas not listed above (includes HILT and ESL)


    Ten other 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)

    Term of Office

    A council year is from January through December. A term of office is two years. Representatives serve staggered two-year terms.

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