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Special Education

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children provides funding through IDEA Part B federal funds to the State Support Team Region 4 to provide professional development and high quality technical assistance.  The goal is to assist school districts in improving the academic achievement of students with disabilities and students at risk.  State Support Team Region 4  provides differentiated high quality technical assistance to school districts within Lake and Geauga Counties.  In addition, the SST provides professional development to districts and families regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations related to the education of children with disabilities.

For E.C. Transition questions, from birth to 5 years of age, please contact:
Teresa Brown, SST4 Early Learning & School Readiness Consultant  tbrown@sst4.org
Krista Dickens, SST4 Early Learning & School Readiness Consultant  kdickens@sst4.org

For Transition questions for 14 years of age and older (high school), please contact:
Carrie McClure, SST4 Special Education and School Improvement Consultant cmcclure@sst4.org

OCDBE Ohio Center for DeafBlind Education
Contact Information
Lori Pinchot, Special Education and School Improvement Consultant
lpinchot@sst4.org
Cell: 216.973.7212
 
Sonia Stevenson, Special Education and School Improvement Consultant
Cell:  216.571.2779
Phone:  440.350.2563 ext. 757
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