State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties
2100 38th Street NW  Canton, OH    44709   ~   330-492-8136  ~  1-800-733-7732   ~   Fax: 330-493-9135

From State Support Team Region 9
To Kiel Gallina

Ohio Department of Education
2018 Teacher of the Year
from District 8

Kiel Gallina - Lake Middle School - State Teacher of the Year for District 8

Kiel Gallina
Lake Middle School
Lake Local Schools
State Board District 8
Stark County

Each year, the Ohio Department of Education invites each Ohio school district to nominate a candidate for Ohio Teacher of the Year. State Board of Education members assist with the award program activities. Following an in-depth nomination process this year, 10 State Board districts selected regional Teachers of the Year for 2018. A panel of education and community stakeholders interviews five state finalists from the pool of State Board district winners to select the Ohio Teacher of the Year. In the fall, the state superintendent will announce the statewide honoree.   News Release

Voices from the Field - Jen Griffing - PDF Link
Download Voices from the Field PDF

Effective Teams: What They Look Like And How To Align Professional Development

Massillon City Schools


During the 2016-2017 school year, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) is sharing "voices from the field" as part of our Real Leaders, Real Results campaign to showcase how Ohio educators are using OLAC tools to impact teaching and learning.

Read the stories below to see how educators just like you are incorporating OLAC tools and resources into their practice, and working with colleagues to improve learning opportunities for all students.

OLAC Effective Teams

JARRED ZAPOLNIK Principal, Massillon
Intermediate School Massillon City Schools
is one of the featured spotlights.

Congratulations Jarred!


38th Street Road Construction

38th Street Road Construction

Until approximately October 2017, a portion of 38th Street NW will be under construction. The west-bound lane is currently closed.  To reach the ESC:

  • If you are headed NORTH on Cleveland Ave., turn LEFT on 37th St., RIGHT on Harrison and RIGHT on 38th St. GREEN ARROWS ON MAP
  • If you are headed SOUTH on Cleveland Ave., turn RIGHT on 39th St., LEFT on Harrison and LEFT on 38th St. ORANGE ARROWS ON MAP
  • If you are on I-77, take the Fulton exit, turn SOUTH, take a sharp LEFT (almost a U-Turn) onto Harrison and RIGHT on 38th St. PURPLE ARROWS ON MAP

Calendar of Professional Development & Support Trainings

If an event is cancelled, the cancellation notice will be listed on the Google PD Calendar shown below. Click on front page images of training flyers to download PDF.

Please note that if a training is being held at
R. G. Drage Career Technical Center and the
school is closed due to weather conditions,
the training will be cancelled.  Please listen to
local radio stations for school closings. 

Check the Google Calendar below on the date of
the event to see if it has been cancelled. 
Events cancelled will be noted as soon as
possible after the cancellation.

SST9 Professional Development Calendar

Calendar best viewed using Google Chrome.
If calendar does not appear, refresh your browser.

Special Education
Legal Update Series

Click on flyer image to view flyer.

The Regional State Support Team mission is to provide regional districts with Leadership, Technical Assistance, and High Quality Professional Development in the service areas of School Improvement, Special Education Compliance, Early Learning and School Readiness and Family Engagement.

Cancellations will be posted on the Calendars
under the date of the event.

Of Special Interest:

PD Calendar
PD Calendar

Development PDF
Listed by Topic

(Located in Google Drive)

Ashland University Grad Credits PDF

Ashland University
Grad Credit
Information PDF
Summer 2017

Straight A Grant - Social Justice
ALL IN: Ensuring ALL Students Are Supported

August 3, 2017
Reading LiveBinder

Students Reflecting on Their Writing Through Peer Editing for Grades 6-12
August 7, 2017
Writing LiveBinder

UDL Live Binder Link Icon
UDL LiveBinder

PBIS Effective Classroom Practices
PBIS Effective Classroom Practices LiveBinder

2016 - 2017 Testing Coordinator

Praticing Principal Network

ODE Tools for Teachers Bulletin
May 2017 Issue

ODE Accountability Resources

ODE Secure Portal User Guide

Parent Family Event Calendar

OIP Technical Support Meeting Live Binder

Strategies for the Struggling Older Reader
Access Key Needed

Ohio's Third Grade Guarantee ODE Video

3rd Grade Guarantee

3rd Grade Guarantee Fact Sheet

ODE Policy: Postive Behavior Interventions and Support and Restraint and Seclusion

The Teacher Para Learning Connection Newsletter

2015 Results Driven Classroom Practices Live Binder Link
2015 Results Driven Classroom Practices: 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Educators

2016 Results Driven Co-Plan to Co-Teach 2.0 Live Binder Link
2016 Results Driven Classroom Practices: Co-Plan to Co-Serve 2.0

The new Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness and the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center were recently launched at OCALI. Please see links below:

The Outreach Center for
Deafness and Blindness


Assistive Technology &
Accessible Educational
Materials Center



Mary Bowe
Email Marty Bowe

Associate Director:

Laurie Langenfeld
Email Laurie Langenfeld