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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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.
State Support Team Consultants

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.


“ Mona is an incredible resource and an asset toward the improvement of our schools/district. She brings a wealth of knowledge and is tireless in her efforts to support the work in our district.”

“Kathy has brought a wealth of information and experience to both our BLT and TBTs. She fully participates on both teams and her guidance, honest feedback, and encouragement have resulted in our more focused and effective use of the OIP. Our instruction is improving and student achievement is steadily increasing.”
”We are learning to utilize data more effectively by using the OIP 5 step process. We are also beginning to put a system in place for improvement.”

“Gives [us] another person to bounce ideas off of in terms of instructional strategies. Also, has been very helpful in terms of how TBT meetings can run more effectively.”


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.

SST 13 School Improvement Regional Contacts

Regional Special Education Compliance Contacts

Mona Burts-Beatty – Butler County
(513) 674-4221

Linda DiMarco – Hamilton County
(513) 674-4261

Megan Horstmeier – Clermont County
(513) 674-4365

Christine Knestrict – Warren County
(513) 674-4254

Regional PBIS Contacts

Regional Early Literacy Contacts

Regional Early Learning Contacts

Jean Apfelbeck – Butler County and Warren County
(513) 674-4235

Vikki Miller – Hamilton County and Clermont County
(513) 674-4218

Regional Parent Liaison Contacts


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