About Us


State Support Team, Region 9 (SST9) supports districts and community schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties in closing achievement gaps for students with disabilities and all other underperforming groups by helping them develop efficient, effective systems and processes, and by supporting the use of research-based instructional practices.

SST9 provides free professional development and support to meet the many and varied needs of the districts and community schools. SST9 provides intensive support for some districts and buildings according to state and federal requirements, but also offers professional development opportunities, networks, and technical assistance for all districts and community schools in our three-county region, with a focus on early learning and school readiness, systemic school improvement/Ohio Improvement Process, inclusive instructional practices, multi-tiered systems of support (including Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), and special education.

State Support Team 9

As a part of the Statewide System of Support, the State Support Team collaborates with schools, families, and regional partners through a continuous improvement process to ensure each child in Ohio has access to a high-quality education. We focus on leadership and team development, and inclusive instruction practices to assist districts and schools in improving outcomes for each child.

Districts and Community Schools Served by State Support Team Region 9

Ohio SST Contact Information

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