Texas Tech University

West Texas Rural Education Partnership Hosts Regional Listening Sessions

Lauren Brownell

October 20, 2023

Anyone impacted by rural education issues west of Interstate 35 is invited to share insights with Texas Tech College of Education representatives.

West Texas Rural Education Partnership

WHAT:  West Texas Rural Education Partnership (WTREP) listening sessions 

WHEN:  Oct. 23-Dec. 18

WHERE:  Educational Service Centers (ESC):

  • Amarillo ESC 16: 1 p.m. Oct. 23
  • Fort Worth ESC 11: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8
  • San Antonio ESC 20: 1 p.m. Nov. 9 
  • Austin ESC 13: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10
  • Waco ESC 12: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10
  • Wichita Falls ESC 9: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 16
  • Abilene ESC 14: TBD Nov. 29
  • Midland/Odessa ESC 18: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12
  • El Paso ESC 19: 11 a.m. Dec. 18 

EVENT:  To best listen and connect to the communities they serve, representatives of the College of Education at Texas Tech University, home of the WTREP, have launched a series of listening sessions from October through December. 

The goal of these listening sessions is to gain stakeholder feedback from every rural Texas school district west of Interstate 35 by hosting these open sessions primarily at centrally located ESCs. WTREP seeks to hear from a wide cross section of the population to answer the key question, “What do you need to better serve your students?”

The WTREP seeks to address the shortage of qualified teachers across West Texas by preparing more than 200 new teachers annually through interorganizational systems consisting of three universities, nine community colleges and 45 rural districts, all focused on addressing the teacher-talent needs of rural schools in this region. 

For updates on the listening sessions schedule and the continuing progress of the WTREP, click here


CONTACT:  Shawn Mason
Rural liaison, Teacher Education Department, College of Education, Texas Tech University
(806) 834-3894