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Career Technical Education

Beginning in January 2014, State Support Team 3 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 (in the Ohio Department of Education) to support CTPDs in serving students with disabilities.

SST3 staff will assist in the development of presentations and resources in collaboration with the Office of Exceptional Children and the Office of Career-Technical Education 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 for the 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, M.A.

State Support Team Specialist


[email protected]

Robert Ross, M.Ed.

State Support Team Consultant


[email protected]  

Yvonne Daycak
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  |  [email protected]
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State Support Team 3
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6393 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence, Ohio 44131
P:(216) 524-3000  |  F:(216) 446-3829    
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