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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Educaton

State Support Team 3 supports Career-Technical Planning Districts (CTPD) in six counties:  
  • Cuyahoga                 
  • Erie
  • Geauga
  • Huron
  • Lake
  • Lorain
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 on 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 

CTE Statewide Consultants who serve at SST 2,3,4 will offer “Tiered Systems of Support to Career Technical Planning Districts” The link to each region's website is listed below. 

2022-2023 CTE/SPED Statewide Leadership Network Flyer 


  • September 15, 2022 (virtual)

  • November 3, 2022 (virtual)

  • February 16, 2023 (virtual)

  • April 20, 2023 (virtual)


All meetings are 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact Information

Linda Thayer, M.A.
State Support Team Specialist

Robert Ross, M.Ed.
State Support Team Consultant
Shonte Smith
State Support Team Administrative Assistant