Welcome to the Region 13 Texas Beginning Educator Support System!

The Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS) is designed to provide systematic support for beginning teachers in their initial years on the job. Supporting beginning teachers early in their careers leads to reduced turnover and a more experienced, better-qualified public school teaching staff. TxBESS is part of a coherent, standards-based system where performance standards and a reflective assessment serve as useful tools to support coaching and mentoring relationships. Beginning teachers who have TxBESS support will attain greater professional expertise more quickly than unsupported beginning teachers, which will in turn lead to higher academic achievement among Texas students.