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Partners Resource Network TEAM Project is one of four Texas Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) funded through the Department of Education. We provide free information, technical assistance and ARD support to parents of children with special needs.
Our mission is to empower and support Texas families and individuals impacted by disabilities or special health care needs.

PEN Project is hiring. We are searching for a Regional Coordinator to join our team!

Positions Available:
Region 19, El Paso and Hudspeth counties 
25 hours per week

What we offer:
  • Paid time off such as holidays, sick days, and vacation days
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Work from home
  • Work equipment is provided
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Internet reimbursement
  • Professional Development opportunities - get paid to learn!
  • Great company culture based on our values of being Humble, Hungry & People Smart
And much more! Visit our website at for more information on available positions. Submit your cover letter and resume to Bonnie Perez Ramirez:


[In Person] Organizing Special Education Paperwork with Melissa Morphis- Regions 16.17
January 11 at 5:30 p.m. CST

Paramount Baptist Church Activity Center: 3801 S. Western St. Amarillo TX.
To Register contact: Melissa Morphis 806.281.3495|

[In Person] Children's Mental Health Overview with Jamie Thomas - Regions 14.15
January 11 at 6:00 p.m. CST

Betty Hardwick Center
To Register contact: Jamie Thomas 325.450.2774 | 
[Virtual] Creative Parenting with Melissa Morphis - Regions 16.17
January 13 at 12:00 p.m. CST

[Virtual} El Proceso de la Reunion de ARD con Bonnie Perez - Region 19
January 14 at 10:00 a.m. MST
Para Registrarse:

[In Person] Coffee and Chat: Creative Parenting with Jamie Thomas - Regions 14.15
January 19 at 10:00 a.m. CST
MADD Coffee, 8049 US-83, Abilene, TX 79602
To Register contact: 3
25.450.2774 |

[In Person] Contents of the IEP with Bonnie Perez -Region 19
January 20 at 5:30 p.m. MST
O'Shea Keleher Elementary - 1800 Leroy Bonse Dr, El Paso, TX 79936
To register call: Bonnie Perez Ramirez | 915.259.8717

[Virtual] Embrace Difference Support Group with Melisa Morphis- Regions 16.17
January 25 at 12:00 p.m. CST


[In Person] Youth Employment 101
January 20 at 6:00 p.m. CST

University Church of Christ Abilene 733 E North 16th St. Activities building.
To Register contact: Jamie Thomas | 325.450.2774 |

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What is an IEP Clinic?

An IEP Clinic is a designated 1 HOUR appointment time to meet with your PEN Project Regional Coordinator. There are different ways your Regional Coordinator may assist you at an IEP Clinic. Some ways are: 

  • To learn what the ARD process is like, 
  • To review your child’s IEP, 
  • Help you determine what you want for your child and how to achieve it, 
  • Help you understand what your rights are under IDEA.

Call, text or email your Regional Coordinator to schedule your appointment!


Region 14
January 5 starting at 10:00a.m. CST
Jamie Thomas | 325.450.2774 |

Region 15 
January 4 starting at 10:00 a.m. CST
Jamie Thomas  | 325.450.2774 |

Region 16
January 11 starting at 9:00 a.m. CST
Melissa Morphis | 806.281.3925 |
Region 17
January 27 starting at 10:00 a.m. CST
Melissa Morphis | 806.281.3925 |
Region 18
January 5 starting at 10:00 a.m. CST
Lacye Martinez | 432.530.4382 |
Region 19
For assistance please call | 915.259.8717
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