Welcome to State Support Team Region 13!

Supporting districts in their improvement efforts and focusing on improving educational outcomes for all students.


SST 13 PD Events

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Events in February 2023

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Your Vision Is Our Mission

Our Vision

SST 13 will continue to be the trusted partner of local education agencies, supporting systems change to improve learning for all students.

Our Mission

To coach, support, and collaborate with regional educational entities and local education agencies to build leadership capacity at all levels and to maximize learning for all students.

Fiscal Agent

Hamilton County ESC serves as the fiscal agent for State Support Team Region 13. Click here for more information about HCESC and its services and products.

State Support Teams

The 16 State Support Teams are responsible for the regional delivery of school improvement, special education, early learning and school readiness, and parent and family involvement services to districts using a differentiated technical assistance structure of support based upon need. Sixteen educational service centers (ESC’s) were selected through an RFP process to act as Fiscal Agents.

The teams work through the Office for Exceptional Children, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness, and the Office of Improvement and Innovation by providing technical assistance and professional development.

Locations and contact information for Ohio’s 16 State Support Teams may be found here.


Ohio’s state support system includes 16 regional State Support Teams who use tools and knowledge to improve instructional practice and student outcomes by working with districts and buildings on improving systems they have in place. Our staff consists of Ohio educators who bring knowledge and experience to their work in systems change, special education, early learning and parent/family engagement. SST services are provided at no cost.

Jean Apfelbeck
Jean Apfelbeck
Regional School Improvement, Early Learning, and PBIS Consultant
Tracy Atchison
Tracy Vetack
State Support Team Region 13 Director and Regional School Improvement Consultant
Mona Burts-Beatty
Mona Burts-Beatty
Regional School Improvement and Special Education Compliance Consultant
Lori Cargile
Lori Cargile
Regional School Improvement Consultant and Math Support Specialist
Jessica Hoffman
Jessica Hoffman
Regional School Improvement Consultant and Regional Literacy Specialist
Megan Horstmeier
Megan Horstmeier
Transition, Family Engagement, and School Improvement Consultant
Jennifer Jones

Regional School Improvement and Family Engagement Consultant

SST 13 Consultant and Coordinator, Christine Knestrict
Christine Knestrict
Regional School Improvement and Special Education Compliance Consultant
Alicia Lateer-Huhn
Alicia Lateer-Huhn
Regional School Improvement and PBIS Consultant
Katie Marshall
Katie Marshall

Education Consultant

Vikki Miller
Vikki Miller
Regional School Improvement and Early Learning Consultant
Lena Patton
Lena Patton
Regional School Improvement and Equity Consultant
Holly Sampson
Holly Sampson
Regional School Improvement Consultant and Systems Specialist
Joanna Sears
Joanna Sears
Consultant in Regional School Improvement and Leadership
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
Regional School Improvement Consultant
Christina Ellis-Townsend
Regional School Improvement Consultant
Carolyn Turner
Carolyn Turner
Regional School Improvement Consultant and State Literacy Specialist
Kendra Uhl
Kendra Uhl

State Support Team Service Consultant

Mary Williams
Mary Williams
Regional School Improvement Consultant and Literacy Support Specialist


HCESC Building - Front Entrance

State Support Team 13

SST 13 is located at the Hamilton County Educational Service Center.

Address: 11083 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Phone: (513) 674-4200