Texas School Districts - Region 13

About Region XIII ESC

Region 13 Education Service Center (ESC) is one of twenty such organizations that the Texas State Legislature has established to provide various support services to schools and educators across the state. Some of these services include technology services, administrative training, curriculum resources, and special education services. Professional development workshops, which can take place in the central office or online, help to provide these and other services. These ESCs also facilitate connections between local school districts and the Texas Education Agency, which oversees and assesses schools across the state.

Region 13 serves 60 public schools, 19 charter schools, 17 private schools, and 8 institutions of higher education across 17 counties of central Texas. These counties included in this region range from Williamson and Burnett Counties on the north, Gonzalez and Guadalupe Counties on the south, Lee and Fayette Counties on the east, and Gillespie County on the west. The central offices are located in the capital city of Austin. Some of the districts and educational centers served within this region include Austin ISD, Fayetteville ISD, Comal ISD, The Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools, and The Texas School for the Blind & Visually impaired.

Recent Accomplishments

Region 13 schools have a proud history, and many have been recognized on multiple levels for their achievements. The region as a whole has also been honored on several occasions. In 2006, it was awarded a grant for Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Centers. Two years later, Region 13 was honored with 12 awards at the annual Texas School Public Relations Association for its success in academic achievements. The 2008 regional High School Youth Summit also had the privilege of hearing an address by Congressman Lloyd Doggett. In order to build on the regions accomplishments, the more than 190 employees at Region 13 continue to work hard to provide educators and students with new and exciting opportunities to strengthen the educational process.

Working with Region 13

If you live in central Texas and would like to have a meaningful career that enables you to be a part of building a better tomorrow, consider working with either Region 13 or one of the schools it serves. Although a number of positions are available in schools across the region, the regions office itself does not handle job applications for local schools and school districts. On the regional level, however, a few certified positions are available for educational specialists in fields such as bilingual education, elementary education, and mathematics coaching. Applications for these positions can be found on the Region 13 website. For all of this information and more, please go to: http://www5.esc13.net/

If you would like to become a teacher in one of the school districts in Region 13, the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP) can have you on the road to realizing your dream sooner than you ever thought possible!

The program, conducted entirely online, allows you to complete the academic component of the certification process from the comfort and convenience of home. WCACP’s flexible nature allows students to work at their own pace. In a matter of months the coursework can be finished, and you can be on your way to completing your year-long teaching internship in a classroom. During that time you will continue to work on projects with the program and work alongside your mentor during your one-year teaching internship.