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State Support Team Region 3 Serving Cuyahoga County

Ohio’s Statewide System of Support (SSoS): Building State, Regional and Local Capacity to Improve Instructional Practice and Student Achievement

The mission of Ohio’s SSoS is to:
  • Foster deeper levels of learning for each child, including children with disabilities, ages 3 to 21 years, and children from other traditionally marginalized groups who are often at risk of experiencing learning difficulties and/or school failure; and
  • Reduce learning and achievement gaps among groups of children.
It accomplishes its mission by supporting districts to:
  • Provide leadership and organizational supports that foster a culture of inquiry and continuous learning on the part of all district personnel in order to provide equitable access to high-quality instruction and support for all children in every classroom in every school across the district;
  • Align professional capital to address fundamental goals of the district, including the selection, onboarding and deployment of all personnel, and the provision of ongoing support for collaboration and decision making that improves access to high-quality instruction and support for each child;
  • Provide equitable access to high-quality instruction and support, and improve learning outcomes for each child or youth, thereby meeting the requirements of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), and applicable state requirements; and
  • Continuously and systematically improve instructional practice through the use of evidence-based instructional frameworks, methodologies, and practices.
State Support Team 3 (SST3) is a part of Ohio's Statewide System of Supports and serves districts and community schools in Cuyahoga County.  

Meet the Team

Contact Information

Michele Gaski, M.Ed.
State Support Team Director of School Improvement

Lindsay Slater, Ed.D.
State Support Team Assistant Director