Curriculum & Instruction (TLI)
1900 Price Road (Rm.208A,21), Brownsville, Texas 78521
Office (956) 698-1650  Fax 548-8167/544-3974

Welcome to the Texas Literacy Initiative for B.I.S.D.

The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) is the proud recipient of a literacy grant to assist the district in procuring resources to aid students in improving their skills in literacy from Pre-Kindergarten thru 12th grade.
These resources include hiring and training teacher specialists to provide literacy strategies to campus teachers to improve and refine their instruction in the classrooms.
Also, extensive training opportunities are granted to district employees to retrieve and interpret assessment data to drive instruction pertinent to their campus.

The purpose of the Texas Literacy Initiative (TLI) grant is to improve school readiness and success in the areas of language and literacy for disadvantaged students in targeted school districts, including their associated Early Childhood Education ECE providers, who will use the model of Literacy Lines to implement the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP).

Texas State Literacy Plan Creating College and Career Ready Texans Age 0 to 12

Texas State Literacy Plan Creating College and Career Ready Texans Age 0 to 12 Leadership teams from each campus will participate in the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) online course, whose purpose is to provide support to campuses as they move toward full implementation of a comprehensive literacy plan. The course will be co-facilitated by a Literacy Line district Project Director and a state-level liaison.
Literacy Line
“A Literacy Line is a vertical collaborative among feeder-pattern campuses within a BISD including prekindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools) and their associated Early Childhood Education providers, which may include, among others, Early Head Start, Head Start, public or private or nonprofit licensed child care providers, and public prekindergarten programs.”
LASERS on Literacy
Course content is organized around the implementation of Action Steps within six modules: Leadership, Assessment, Standards-based Instruction, Effective Instructional Framework, Reporting and Accountability, and Sustainability and includes access to appropriate state resources.

TLI Grant Office Contact Information

Grant Director
Maria Gonzales
Phone: 956-698-6392
TLI Grants Specialist
Melissa Garza
Phone: 956-698-2124
UTHSC State Literacy Coordinator I
Oneida Pena
Phone: 956-547-3595

Administrative Assistant
Sonia A. Perales
Phone: 956-698-1650

TLI Accounting Clerk II
Miguel Ortiz
Mailing Address:
TLI Project
Brownsville ISD
1900 Price Road
Brownsville, TX 78521