State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732

Family Contacts Preschool Concerns

Debbi Bailey

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Telephone and Extension Numbers:
800-733-7732 or
330-492-8136 Ext. 1448

Debbi Bailey, M.Ed., LSW
Consultant, Early Childhood, KRA, Early Learning Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

Debbi Bailey serves State Support Team Region 9 in the area of Early Childhood. Debbi's role includes work with the Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions and Support work at the state and regional levels as well as training and professional development for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, Early Learning Assessment, Step Up to Quality and the Early Learning Itinerant Network.

Debbi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University with a specialization in Child Life and a Master Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. She holds a current License of Social Work in Ohio.  Debbi brings with her a variety of work experiences in the social work field including almost 20 years in district early learning programs, where she provided support to teachers and families experiencing behavior challenges with young children.

Susan Korey-Hirko

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Telephone and Extension Numbers:
800-733-7732 or
330-492-8136 Ext. 1405

Susan Korey-Hirko, M.Ed.
Consultant, Early Learning,
Ohio Improvement Process

Susan Korey-Hirko is a consultant for the State Support Team Region 9. Susan previously worked in Region 8 supporting districts through consulting, coaching and professional development and participated on ODE Early Learning and School Readiness  Work Groups to advance the work of the state for 12 years. Prior to that, Susan taught in a variety of capacities.

Susan’s work has been to support teachers and administrators efforts in providing an exceptional education to all students. Susan has supported school districts regionally and nationally in establishing intentional curriculum, assessment and instructional practices.

Susan is passionate about ensuring adults and students learn in a way that is engaging, effective and lasting. Susan has facilitated adult learning through design and delivery of a wide range of educational topics and promotes that knowledge of learning to classroom practices for students.

Susan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Child Studies and her Master of Education degree both from Kent State University.

Leeann Weigman

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Telephone and Extension Numbers:
800-733-7732 or
330-492-8136 Ext. 1443

Leeann Weigman, M.Ed.
Consultant, Early Learning Contact, Preschool SPED, Ohio Improvement Process

Leeann Weigman is a Consultant in the areas of early childhood, OIP/School Improvement and special education for the Region 9 State Support Team. Her role includes coordinating and delivering professional development and technical assistance to school districts in the areas of early childhood, special education accountability, and OIP/School Improvement.

Leeann has a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Special Education from Bowling Green State University.  She also has a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Cincinnati. Leeann has worked as an Early Intervention Specialist, Preschool Special Education Teacher and a Preschool Special Education Director.