About Us

“The Region 14 Comprehensive Center partners closely with each Chief of Education in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.  We work collaboratively with them and their staff to co-design and support their priority initiatives and support implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.”

Kristin Nafziger, Director,
Region 14 Comprehensive Center

The Region 14 Comprehensive Center serves the needs of state education agencies (SEAs) in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana by designing and implementing projects that build their capacity to implement evidence-based policies and programs that improve the quality of instruction, increase access to effective teachers and school leaders, and close education achievement gaps in the region.

We work collaboratively with the leadership in each SEA to:

  1. Conduct a needs sensing process that identify priority areas to address.
  2. Identify evidence-based practices to address the needs identified, and then develop plansto integrate those practices into the agency’s current policies, procedures, and/or programs.We meet SEAs where they are and work from a systems change lens to provide meaningful capacity-building that impacts sustainable change.
  3. Offer results-oriented support to stand-up and sustain the new practices to support implementation by regional education agencies (REAs) and local education agencies.

The Region 14 Comprehensive Center is collaborative, responsive and flexible—and offers support at no cost to SEAs. Our team includes and has access to a broad set of experts, thought leaders, and resources to support SEA priority initiatives.

Our work is guided by a theory of action to create increased capacity that supports systems change.