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Education Service Centers (ESC)

Texas Educational Service Center Map

Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 8 Region 9 Region 10 Region 11 Region 12 Region 13 Region 14 Region 15 Region 16 Region 17 Region 18 Region 19 Region 20


Region 1 Education Service Center

1900 West Schunior
Edinburg, Texas 78539
PHONE: (956) 984-6165
FAX: (956) 984-7632

  • TWINKLE MORGAN, VI Consultant and Deafblind Specialist: (956) 984-6165
  • CHARLOTTE SMITH, COMS:  (956) 984-2106
  • NORA GARZA, COMS:  (956) 984-6181
  • IDA DE LA GARZA, COMS:  (956) 795-0000 id
  • MARTHA BUSTOS GUZMAN, TVI:  (956) 984-6213

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Region 2 Education Service Center

209 North Water Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
PHONE: (361) 561-8525
FAX: (361) 561-8535

  • MARICELA GARZA, VI Specialist:  (361) 561-8539
  • MARK THOMPSON, COMS:  (361) 561-8486
  • JANAY MULLAN, COMS:  (361) 561-8509

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Region 3 Education Service Center

1905 Leary Lane
Victoria, Texas 77901
PHONE: (361) 573-0731
FAX: (361) 576-4804

  • MARY KATHRYN EVANS  

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Region 4 Education Service Center

7145 West Tidwell
Houston, Texas 77092
PHONE: (713) 744-6368
FAX: (713) 744-6811

  • SHERYL SOKOLOSKI, Education Specialist VI  (713) 744-6315
  • KELLEY WATT, Education Specialist DB (713) 744-6363 

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Region 5 Education Service Center

350 Pine Street, Suite 500
Edison Plaza
Beaumont, Texas 77701
PHONE: (409) 951-1700
FAX: (409) 951-1801

  • PEGGY ARABIE, Program Coordinator/VI Consultant:  (409) 951-1746  
  • DION POTTER, COMS:  (409) 951-1747 

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Region 6 Education Service Center

3332 Montgomery Road
Huntsville, Texas 77340
PHONE: (936) 435-8400
FAX: (936) 435-8469

  • GWYNNE A. REEVES, VI Specialist: (936) 435-8254
  • RACHEL FOY, Low Incidence Specialist (936)435-8353

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Region 7 Education Service Center

1909 N Longview
Kilgore, Texas 75662
PHONE: (903) 988-6700
FAX: (903) 988-6877

  • CHERYL SCHULIK, VI Specialist: (903) 988-6700

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Region 8 Education Service Center

P.O. Box 1894
Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455
Physical Address:
4845 US Hwy 271 N.
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
PHONE: (903) 572-8551
FAX: (866) 929-4405

  • DAWN ADAMS, VI/DB/DHH Specialist:  (903) 575-2766  

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Region 9 Education Service Center

301 Loop 11
Wichita Falls, Texas 76306
PHONE: (940) 322-6928
FAX: (940) 767-3836

  • TRICIA LEE MARSH, VI/DB Specialist
  • TAMMY HENDERSON, COMS: 
  • CARRIE CANADA, COMS:

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Region 10 Education Service Center

400 East Spring Valley Road
Richardson, TX 75083
PHONE: (972) 348-1700
FAX: (972) 348-1569

  • CHRISTY HOUSEHOLTER, CTVI/COMS: (972) 348-1634 
  • DEATTIA MACDONALD, Team Leader, TVI: (972) 348-1590
  • BELINDA RUDINGER, Team Leader, ST/TVI: (972) 348-1606
  • DONNA CLEMENS, DB/TVI: (972) 348-1568
  • HILLARY KEYS, DB/TVI/COMS: (972) 348-1568
  • SCOTT TURNER, Lead COMS: (972) 348-1568
  • HEATHER BALLARD, TVI: (972) 348-1568
  • SCARLETT BAYARD, TVI: (972) 348-1568
  • KARA CHUMBLEY, TVI: (972) 348-1568
  • TRICIA DRACHENBERG, COMS: (972) 348-1568
  • AMANDA VOSS, TVI/COMS: (972) 348-1568
  • CATIE KING, TVI: (972) 348-1568
  • VONECIA HINES, COMS: (972) 348-1568
  • PETRA HUBBARD, TVI: (972) 348-1568
  • KERRI MENSIK, COMS: (972) 348-1568
  • SHELBY WALKER, TVI: (972) 348-1568
  • CATHERINE WELCH, TVI: (972) 348-1568

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Region 11 Education Service Center

3001 North Freeway
Fort Worth, Texas 76106
PHONE: (817) 740-3600
FAX: (817) 740-7647

  • STEPHANIE WALKER, State Leadership Services for The Blind and Visually Impaired: (817) 740-7594

     

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Region 12 Education Service Center

2101 W. Loop 340
P. O. Box 23409
Waco, Texas 76702-3409
PHONE: (254) 297-1145
FAX: (254) 666-0823

  • MICHELE CRAIG, VI Specialist:  (254) 297-1145 

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Region 13 Education Service Center

5701 Springdale
Austin, Texas 78723
PHONE: (512) 919-5313
FAX: (512) 919-5215

  • DEBRA LEFF, VI Consultant, Project Coordinator/VI/DB Specialist:  (512) 919-5354 
  • BEVERLY JACKSON, COMS:  (512) 919-5331

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Region 14 Education Service Center

1850 State Highway 351
Abilene, Texas 79601
PHONE: (325) 675-8632
FAX: (325) 675-8659

  • BRENDA LEE, VI/DB Specialist:  (325) 675-8632  
  • DENISE BROWN, COMS: (325) 675-8671

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Region 15 Education Service Center

612 South Irene Street
P.O. Box 5199
San Angelo, Texas 76902
PHONE: (325) 658-6571
FAX: (325) 658-6571

  • PAM YARBROUGH, VI/DB Specialist:  (325) 481-4056 
  • VANCE LANKFORD, COMS: (325) 481-4049

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Region 16 Education Service Center

5800 Bell Street
Amarillo, Texas 79109
PHONE: (806) 677-5192
FAX: (806) 677-5205

  • WINSTON SMITH, COMS:  (806) 677-5197 
  • CARLA PARKER, VI Specialist:  (806) 677-5192 

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Region 17 Education Service Center

1111 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79416
PHONE: (806) 792-4000
FAX: (806) 792-4545

  • DEANNE GOEN, VI Specialist (806) 281-5712

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Region 18 Education Service Center

2811 LaForce Boulevard
P.O. Box 60580
Midland, Texas 79711
PHONE: (432) 563-2380
FAX: (432) 567-3290

  • FRED MARTINEZ, VI Specialist:  (432) 567-3254

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Region 19 Education Service Center

6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, Texas 79925
PHONE: (915) 780-1919
FAX: 915-780-5058

  • OLIVIA CHAVEZ, Project Manager, DB Specialist: (915) 780-5344
  • CYNTHIA R. WARNICK, COMS: (915) 780-5343

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Region 20 Education Service Center

1314 Hines Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78208
PHONE: (210) 370-5433
FAX: (210) 370-5754

  • DEBORAH THOMPSON, DB/VI Specialist, COMS:  (210) 370-5433 

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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

1100 West 45th Street
Austin, Texas 78756
PHONE: 512-454-8631
FAX: 512-206-9320

  • BILL DAUGHERTY, Superintendent  (512) 206-9133 d
  • CYRAL MILLER, Director of Outreach Programs  (512) 206-9242 m
  • MILES FAIN, Principal of Comprehensive Programs  (512) 206-9251 f
  • SARA MERRITT, Principal of Short Term Programs  (512) 206-9176
  • ANN ADKINS, VI Outreach Consultant  (512) 206-9301 a
  • JIM ALLAN, Statewide Accessibility Specialist  (512) 206-9315 s
  • CINDY BACHOFER, Low Vision Specialist 
  • SCOTT BALTISBERGER, VI Outreach Teacher Trainer (512) 206-9140
  • EDGENIE BELLAH, Deafblind Parent Support (512) 206-9423 b
  • HOLLY COOPER, Infant/Early Childhood Deafblind Specialist  (512) 206-9217 c
  • CHRISSY COWAN, Mentor Coordinator (512) 206-9367
  • ADAM GRAVES, Deafblind Outreach Consultant (512) 206-9389 g
  • KATE HURST, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator  (512) 206-9224 h
  • SARA KITCHEN, VI Outreach Teacher Trainer  (512) 206-9353 k
  • EVA LAVIGNE, VI Outreach Transition Consultant  (512) 206-9271 l
  • CHRIS MONTGOMERY, Deafblind Outreach Consultant  (512) 206-9359 m
  • SHARON NICHOLS, VI Outreach Teacher Trainer  (512) 206-9388 n
  • SUSAN OSTERHAUS, VI Math Specialist Outreach Consultant (512) 206-9305 
  • LYNNE MCALISTER, Early Childhood VI Outreach (512) 206-9269r
  • JEAN ROBINSON, VI Parent Support  (512) 206-9418 r
  • MARY SHORE, Personnel Prep Coordinator (512) 206-9156
  • MATT SCHULTZ, Deafblind Outreach Consultant (512) 206-9348
  • CHRIS TABB, VI COMS Outreach Consultant  (512) 206-9226 t
  • NANCY TOELLE, QPVI Coordinator  (512) 494-8658 n
  • PATRICK VAN GEEM, Outreach Consultant (512) 206-9464  
  • DAVID WILEY, Deafblind Outreach Transition Specialist (512) 206-9219 w 
  • ROBBIE BLAHA, Deafblind Outreach Consultant (512) 206-9232

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Texas Instructional Material Center for the Visually Impaired

1100 West 45th Street
Austin, Texas 78756

  • Sue Enoch, Coordinator, APH Materials/VI Registration/DB Child Count  (512) 206-9270

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Health and Human Services Commission - Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program

Children between the ages of birth and 22 years who live in Texas and have vision impairment may be eligible for services. 

BCVDDP offers a wide range of services that are tailored to each child and family's needs and circumstances. We can:

  • Assist your child in developing the confidence and competence needed to be an active part of their community.
  • Provide support and training to you in understanding your rights and responsibilities throughout the educational process.
  • Assist you and your child in the vocational discovery and development process.
  • Provide training to increase your child’s independence and ability to participate in vocational related activities.
  • Supply information to families about additional resources.

By working directly with your entire family, this program can help your child develop the concepts and skills needed to realize their full potential.

Website: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/blind-visually-impaired/blind-childrens-vocational-discovery-development-program

Office Locations

Abilene
325-795-5840
4601 South First, Suite M
Abilene, TX 79605-1463
P.O. Box 521
Abilene, TX 79604-0521 MC: 6846

Amarillo
817-792-3482
28 Western Plaza Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109 MC: 6878

Austin
512-416-0022
7701 Metropolis Dr, Blg 12, Ste 100
Austin TX 78744 MC: 0172

Beaumont
409-730-1098
3105 Executive Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77708 MC: 0291

Bryan College Station
979-776-7492
3000 East Villa Maria Rd
Bryan, TX 77803 MC: 7331

Corpus Christi
361-857-4758
4410 Dillon Lane
Corpus Christi, TX 78415 MC: 0734

Dallas
214-638-7575
1545 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235 MC: 0889

Irving
972-721-6580
440 S Nursery Rd
Irving, TX 75060 MC: 1469

El Paso
915-834-7047
401 E. Franklin #240
El Paso, TX 79901 MC: 6900

Fort Worth
817-536-3353
4733 E. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76103 MC: 1469

Harlingen
956-428-8201
3525 W. Business 83
Harlingen, TX 78552 MC: 1606

Houston
713-696-3669
1459 E 45th Street
Houston, TX 77022 MC: 1737

Laredo
956-725-5195
1500 N. Arkansas
Laredo, TX 78043 MC: 2031

Lubbock
806-797-8870
6302 Iola Street
Lubbock, TX 79424 MC:

Lufkin
936-632-1108
1210 S. Chestnut St.
Lufkin, TX 75901 MC: 2201

McAllen
956-630-9441
4501 West Business 83
McAllen, TX 78501 MC: 2222

Odessa
432-334-5654
3016 Kermit Highway, Suite A
Odessa, TX 79764-7307 MC: 6934

San Angelo
325-655-0576
622 South Oakes, Suite D
San Angelo, TX 76903-7013 MC: 6979

San Antonio
210-655-8760
11307 Roszell
San Antonio, TX 78217 MC: 9057

Southeast Houston
713-948-7965
10060 Fuqua
Houston, TX 77089-1337 MC: 6925

Texarkana
903-791-6400
3316 S. Lake Drive
Texarkana, TX 75501 MC: 3111

Tyler
903-595-4841
3303 Mineola Highway
Tyler, TX 75702

Victoria
361-574-7341
2306 Leary Lane
Victoria, TX 77901 MC: 3192

Waco
254-750-9623
801 Austin Avenue #710
Waco, TX 76701-1937 MC: 6820

Wichita Falls
940-767-1720
1328 Oakhurst Drive
Wichita Falls, TX 76302 MC:3323

 

Al’an Kesler (325)829-7257
Western Area Manager
Fax (325) 795-5523

Gay Speake (512)917-1526
Southern Area Manager

Lauren Cox (214)378-2622
Eastern Area Manager

 

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN UNIVERSITY

Department of School Services
Box 13019 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
PHONE: (936) 468-2906
FAX: (936)468-1342

  • MICHAEL MUNRO, VI Program Director  (936) 468-1036
  • DJ DEAN, VI/Orientation & Mobility (936) 468-1142
  • DEBBIE CADY, VI/Orientation & Mobility (936) 468-2034
  • TRACY HALLAK, VI/Orientation & Mobility (936) 468-1173
  • HEATHER MUNRO, VI/Orientation & Mobility (936) 468-5348
  • PHOEBE OKUNGU, VI (936) 468-5511
  • DONNA WOOD, Administrative Assistant  (936) 468-1145

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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Virginia Murray Sowell Center
P. O. Box 41071
Lubbock, Texas 79409
PHONE: (806) 834-2320
FAX: (806) 742-2326

  • NORA GRIFFIN-SHIRLEY (O&M, Professor) (806) 834-0225
  • RONA POGRUND (TVI/Interim DB, Professor) Austin (512) 206-9213
  • ROBIN REKIETA, Administrative Business Assistant  (806) 834-1322
  • ANITA PAGE, Research Associate (806) 834-1515

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Texas Education Agency

1701 North Congress
Austin, Texas 78701
PHONE: (512) 463-9414
FAX: (512) 463-9560

  • BRENT PITT, Division Of IDEA Coordination  

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Texas Workforce Commission - Blind Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Website: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/vocational-rehabilitation-services

Youth & Student Services

Get help preparing for post-secondary education and employment opportunities through the following individualized services.  Services are based on eligibility and your individual need, and are provided in collaboration with the family, high school, community college, or Educational Service Center. 

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Receive core services, as needed, to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities:

  • Vocational counseling, including counseling in job exploration and post-secondary training opportunities
  • Counseling on opportunities for post-secondary education such as college, vocational schools, etc.
  • Work-based learning experiences, including internships and on-the-job training
  • Training in workplace and employer expectations
  • Training in self-advocacy and social skills

Other Services

Services may be provided to help you achieve your education, training or employment goals, including (as needed):

  • Referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • Assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • Rehabilitation devices, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs and braces
  • Therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • Physical restoration
  • Medical, psychological and vocational assessments
  • Assistive technologies, including screen reader software, computer equipment and other items
  • Job matching and placement services
  • Transportation assistance to and from your job, college or certification program, Referral to other state, federal and community agencies and organizations
  • Rehabilitation Teachers Services to help you learn Braille, orientation & mobility, and home and health management skills if you have a vision-related disability
  • Vocational adjustment training
  • Supported employment services

Kevin Markel (817) 759-3514
Transition Program Field Specialist
(Fax) 817-759-3532

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