Welcome to the Student Support Team Association for Georgia Educators

    President’s Message

    Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to visit the SSTAGE website.  Whether you have joined us to sign up for an upcoming SSTAGE professional learning event, to search for RTI resources, or just want to learn more about our organization, we hope you find what you are looking for on our website.

    The mission of SSTAGE is to provide leadership through collaboration, learning and advocacy to enhance student competency.   So this school year I encourage you to focus on three key elements: teamwork, knowledge and support.

    • Learn with and from one another.  Ask questions and be willing to answer the questions of others when they need help.
    • Be curious and eager to want to discover more.  Don’t be surprised when you learn something unexpected.  Some of the best teachable moments are spontaneous for both the teacher and the learner.
    • Take a leap of faith to promote and embrace change.  Your attitude and how you approach learning the latest education “initiative” is half the battle.

    At the heart of SSTAGE’s work is a strong focus on providing professional learning events and resources that are tailored to the current needs of what’s going on in Georgia’s schools.  This year is no different.  SSTAGE will be providing Georgia educators opportunities to network and learn from one another at conferences and region meetings, gain new knowledge and refine their professional skills.   SSTAGE seeks to spread the word on effective RTI and SST practices and initiative systemic changes in schools.  To achieve this goal, we collaborate with organizations and agencies with shared interest in this endeavor.

    Please be aware that our fall conference has moved from Dublin to Macon to accommodate what hopes to be our biggest and best intervention conference to date.  Also, now is the perfect time to have conversations with your colleagues, come together as a team, analyze your outcome data and apply to present the promising practices being implemented in your school or district.

    I hope to see many of you at an upcoming SSTAGE event.  If there is anything SSTAGE can do to help you along this journey, do not hesitate to contact us.

    Warmest regards,

    Jennifer Schau

    We appreciate and invite your active membership in our SSTAGE organization.