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Career Technical Education

Beginning in January 2014 the State Support Team began supporting Career Technical Planning Districts (CTPD) in nine counties: 

  • Cuyahoga                 
  • Erie
  • Geauga
  • Huron
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Medina
  • Portage
  • Summit 

This position is the result of a joint venture between the Office of Exceptional Children and the Office of Career-Technical Education (The Ohio Department of Education) to support CTPD's in serving students with disabilities.

SST staff will assist in the development of professional development presentations and resources in collaboration with Office of Exceptional Children and Career-Technical Education departments that can be used across all Career Technical Planning Districts.  The focus of the professional development is about improving instructional support to career technical instructors serving diverse learners and particularly students with disabilities.  Focus topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Special Education Service Delivery
  • Support Ohio School Improvement Process
  • Career Technical Education Standards
  • Career Connections
  • Program Development
  • Analysis 
Regional Career Tech Education supports cover:

2020-2021 CTE/SPED Leadership Network Meetings (coming soon)

Contact Information


Linda Thayer

State Support Team Specialist



Theresa Richardson, A.A.B.

State Support Team Administrative Assistant



Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
6393 Oak Tree Boulevard South, Independence, OH 44131
P:(216) 524-3000  |  F:(216) 524-3683  |
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6393 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence, Ohio 44131
P:(216) 524-3000  |  F:(216) 446-3829    
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