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 ApfelbeckEducational and Regional Early Learning Consultant
After serving as a Preschool Speech/Language Pathologist for 28 years, Jean became an Early Learning Educational Consultant for SST Region 13 in 2015. She has a Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Working in early childhood education for her entire career has given her unique insight into the struggles of both early learners, as well as their educators and administrators. Her experiences as a speech pathologist enormously contribute to her work in the areas of special education and PBIS.