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DATE District Awards for Teacher Excellence 2008-2009. D.A.T.E. Committee Members. Voting Members (19 Members): 3 District Improvement Committee (DIC) Members - Heather Ashley, DIC Chairperson - Sharon DeBerry, DIC Member / Community Member (Appointed by the DIC Chair)

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d a t e committee members
D.A.T.E. Committee Members

Voting Members (19 Members):

3 District Improvement Committee (DIC) Members

  • - Heather Ashley, DIC Chairperson
  • - Sharon DeBerry, DIC Member / Community Member (Appointed by the DIC Chair)
  • - Cooper Hilton, Hanes Teacher / DATE Committee Co-Chairperson
  • - Kenneth Austin, Academy of Teacher / DATE Committee Co-Chairperson

12 Classroom Teachers (Nominated by Campus Improvement Committees and Appointed by DIC Chair)

  • - Janet Newton, Clifton Early Childhood Teacher
  • - Oliver Mujica, Keyes 4th Grade Bilingual Teacher
  • - Ernesto Gonzalez, Townsell Teacher
  • - Brenda Whittington, Crockett English Teacher
  • - Todd Ketcham, de Zavala Science Teacher
  • - Deborah Ryan, Travis Social Studies Teacher
  • - Wendye Franco, Brown Teacher
  • - Helen Bradley, Nimitz HS Social Studies Teacher
  • - Lesley Carney, Britain ITS Teacher
  • - Pam Endicott, Wheeler 2nd Grade Teacher

4 Campus Principals (Nominated by Campus Improvement Committees and Appointed by the DIC Chair)

  • - Myrna Baker, Kinkeade Early Childhood Principal
  • - Yanira Oliveras, Good Elementary Principal
  • - Rocci Malone, Lamar Middle School Principal
  • - Toni Goodman, Irving High School Assistant Principal
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D.A.T.E. Committee Members
  • Non-Voting Members (7+ ):
  • 3 Facilitators
  • - Neil Dugger, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Administration
  • - Cheryl Jennings, Division Director for Elementary T&L
  • - Nickie Weaver, Program Director for Grant Services

- Kay Overturf, Program Coordinator for Grant Services

  • 4+ Resource Staff Members, as needed
  • - Whit Johnstone, Planning, Evaluation, & Research Staff Member
  • - Robyn Wolters, Personnel Department Staff Member
  • - Dianna Hopper, Staff Development Staff Member
  • - Sam Farsaii, Technology Staff Member
  • Ex-Officio Member (2)
  • Jack Singley, Superintendent of Schools
  • Marie Morris, Assistant Superintendent for T&L
  • IISD Board President, or Designee
educator excellence award programs
Educator Excellence Award Programs
  • Governor’s Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG), Executive Order, RP51
  • Texas Educator Excellence Grant (TEEG), Chapter 21, Subchapter N, § 21.651
  • District Awards for Teacher Excellence (DATE), Chapter 21, Subchapter O, § 21.701
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District Awards for Teacher ExcellenceCreated by House Bill 1, Article IV79th Legislature, 3rd Special Session, 2006Irving ISD awarded $2,127,307

date program purpose
DATE Program Purpose

To provide funding to support the establishment of district-wide goals and the implementation of a financial award system designed to:

  • award teachers for positively impacting

student achievement;

  • target the district’s most in-need campuses to improve teacher quality; and
  • create capacity and sustainability for improved instruction within the district.
an understanding of date
An Understanding of DATE
  • All districts are eligible to apply.
  • Districts with TEEG campuses can also apply for DATE.
  • This is a DISTRICT award. DISTRICTS make the decisions, not the TEA.
  • The TEA will provide a few requirements, guidance and technical assistance in order for districts to create effective and successful plans.
date program rules and requirements
DATE Program Rules and Requirements

Districts must:

  • submit a notice of intent to apply;
  • participate in the required technical assistance activities as established by the Commissioner and published in the RFA;
  • participate for at least two consecutive grant cycles, including budgeting for matching funds;
  • complete target activities as described by the established timelines set forth in the program requirements in the RFA;
date program rules and requirements continued
DATE Program Rules and Requirements Continued

Districts must:

  • develop a district award plan with goals to improve student academic improvement and/or growth;
  • create an awards system consistent with district goals that address Target Campuses;
  • establish performance measures consistent with district goals; and
  • provide matching funds of no less than 15% in year one, 25% in year two, and 35% in year three (cash or in kind). 
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 1
    • $1,426,138 or 67% of the total
    • Elementary Teachers in Grades 3-5
    • Secondary Teachers in TAKS Subject Areas
  • Part 2
    • $701,169 or 33% of the total
    • Administrative Costs = <1% of total
    • Special Campus Stipends = All Professionals*
    • Recognized/Exemplary Campus Stipends = All Professionals*

*Not including Administrators

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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 1 - Eligible Employees:
    • Employed by IISD
    • Teaches academics minimum 4 hours per day
    • Teacher of Record
      • Definition: Responsible for planning and implementing instruction, and assigning grades
      • Elementary: Grades 3, 4, 5
      • Secondary: Math, English, Reading, Science, Social Studies
    • Employed no later than October 31, 2008, and remain employed through June 5, 2009
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 1 – Elementary Criteria
    • 2009 TAKS Administration*
    • October Subset
    • Use “All Students” and “Economically Disadvantaged”
    • 80% on Reading and 80% on Writing; and

80% on Math or 80% on Science

    • All eligible Part 1 teachers will receive an equal share of Part 1 Funds (Minimum $1000)

*TAKS results include the first administration of TAKS and TAKS-Accommodated in grades 3-11 in Spring 2009, except grades 3,5,8 in Reading and Grades 5 & 8 mathematics, in which cumulative results of the 1st and 2nd administration are included.

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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 1 – Secondary Criteria
    • 2009 TAKS Administration
    • October Subset
    • Use “All Students” and “Economically Disadvantaged
    • Math & Science – Score 70% or Above
    • Reading, Language Arts, and Writing – Score 90% or Above
    • All eligible Part 1 teachers will receive an equal share of Part 1 Funds (Minimum $1000)

*TAKS results include the first administration of TAKS and TAKS-Accommodated in grades 3-11 in Spring 2009, except grades 3,5,8 in Reading and Grades 5 & 8 mathematics, in which cumulative results of the 1st and 2nd administration are included.

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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 1 – Secondary Criteria, continued
    • Non-TAKS grade level teachers in math, English, reading, science, or social studies…
      • In Grades 6-12
      • Must show evidence in their lesson plans of teaming with TAKS grade level teachers in order to incorporate appropriate TAKS objectives into their curriculum.
      • Use Lesson Plan Documentation form and attach to final application.
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 2 - Eligible Employees:
    • Employed by IISD no later than October 31, 2008, and remain employed through June 5, 2009
    • Fully certified professional staff member (Except Administrators)
    • Must not have received an award under Part
    • Eligible under Part 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 criteria
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 2.1 Criteria – Administrative Costs
    • Approved voting member of the DATE Committee
    • Attend 75% of DATE Committee meetings, trainings, or other approved functions
    • Receive $500 stipend
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 2.2 Criteria – Special Campus Stipend
    • Assigned to Wheeler Center or Secondary Reassignment Center
    • IISD Accountability Rating must be “Recognized” or “Exemplary”
    • Must mentor one or more students for a minimum of 9 Contact Units
    • Receive $500 Stipend
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 2.3 Criteria – Recognized/Exemplary Stipend
    • Assigned to an Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, or High School campus
    • Assigned campus must have a rating of “Recognized” or “Exemplary” based on 2009 accountability system
    • Must mentor one or more students for a minimum of 9 Contact Units, or if Early Childhood, option of mentoring parents
    • Receive an equal share of 2.3 funds based on the number of qualifying professionals
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Part 2 Definitions:
    • Mentoring is defined…
      • as an opportunity to work with one or more students
      • (or parents if Early Childhood)
      • providing academic assistance while developing a personal relationship of support and modeling
      • All mentoring is to take place on an IISD campus
    • Mentoring must be documented on the Student/Parent Mentoring Documentation form and attached to the DATE Application
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Contact Unit is defined as …
    • an uninterrupted block of 30 minutes beyond the regular instructional day
    • with a maximum of 3 units per week
    • “Beyond the Instructional Day” is intended to be…
      • When the professional is not assigned to a class or duty
      • When not specifically paid to work directly with students
      • And could be during a conference period, before/after school, or on a non-instructional day
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Key Dates:
    • October 1, 2008 through June 5, 2009
      • Work with students to achieve the academic achievement criteria of the DATE Plan and associated ratings
      • Mentor students (and parents if Early Childhood) and document
      • Incorporate appropriate TAKS objectives into curriculum (Secondary) and document
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • June 5, 2009
    • Present Mentoring and Lesson Plan documentation (on the proper forms) to your principal, and have them signed if complete
  • September 1, 2009
    • Turn in DATE Application form if you think you have met the appropriate criteria, and attach Mentoring and Lesson Plan forms if appropriate
  • September 25, 2009
    • First payout of DATE funds
  • February 28, 2010
    • Final payout of DATE funds
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • Appeals
    • If you disagree with the outcome of the individual application for DATE funds…
    • Step One: Write a letter of appeal to the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Administration for a review by the DATE Technical Assistance Team
    • Step Two: If not satisfied with the decision of the DATE Technical Assistance Team, file a grievance according to Board Policy DGBA
    • Deadline for all appeals is December 31, 2009.
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Irving ISD DATE Plan
  • More questions ?????????????
  • Contact the DATE Committee member representing your campus
  • Go to IISD website for information:
    • www.irvingisd.net
  • Email a question or comment to DATE@irvingisd.net
  • Watch for regular announcements, reminders, and updates