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Regional Support System
Through Differentiated Accountability, Florida is divided into five regional centers and Regional Teams provide direct assistance to schools and districts in their region. Each Regional Team works with struggling schools by assessing what assistance each school requires and then providing that assistance directly to the school and in partnership with the districts. The areas of need that are addressed by the Regional Team include: curriculum and instruction, school leadership, school improvement planning, professional development, teacher quality, and continuous school improvement. Further information about the responsibilities of each member of the Regional Team is listed below as well as contact information for each Regional Team.
· Regional Executive Directors (REDs) are change agents with a prior record of success in improving student achievement. Regional Executive Directors support school improvement efforts in the region, build district capacity, provide and broker professional development, and coach and mentor school principals and the school and district leadership teams.
· Instructional Specialists are experts in primary and secondary curriculum and pedagogy and have content-area knowledge. Instructional Specialists monitor instruction, support the development and evaluation of district and school improvement plans, monitor the implementation of interventions, and provide other school improvement support services. Each Regional Team includes Instructional Specialists in reading, mathematics, science, and Response to Intervention (RtI).
· Connecting Partners broker services to districts and schools, such as Reading First Professional Development Coordinators, Response to Intervention (RtI) Project, William Cecil Golden, the Positive Behavior Support Project, Institutions of Higher Education, business organizations, and public and private consortiums
Regional Team Contact Information
(Click on this link to access contact information for the Regional Teams)