Welcome to the Student Support Team Association for Georgia Educators

    President’s Message

    Thank you for taking the opportunity to visit the SSTAGE website.  Whether you’re here to join SSTAGE, sign up for an upcoming conference, or explore our resources, we’re happy you’re here.   Learn about our organization, and how SSTAGE can serve you and your colleagues. The mission of SSTAGE is to provide leadership through collaboration, learning, and advocacy to enhance student competency.    And at the heart of SSTAGE’s work is a strong, dedicated focus to providing professional learning events and resources that are tailored to the current needs of Georgia’s educators.  SSTAGE is committed to providing Georgia educators with networking opportunities as we learn from each other at our conferences and region events.  We are committed to staying abreast of new knowledge as we refine our professional skills and those of others.

    SSTAGE seeks to spread the word on effective RTI and Student Support Team (SST) practices across Georgia as we celebrate systemic and systematic changes in schools.  Furthermore, we collaborate with organizations and agencies with shared interest in this endeavor.

    In the coming year, I challenge you to focus on teamwork and knowledge to maximize your impact on student outcomes.

    • Take teamwork to a higher level when you partner with families and the community using a collaborative problem solving process and effective networking.  Participating in SSTAGE can be to your advantage since members have consistently said that what they gain most from SSTAGE is opportunity to network.
    • Learn how schools, families, and communities can best support positive outcomes for students through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and RTI.  Each year, SSTAGE showcases schools and systems across our state where evidence-based promising practices are positively impacting student achievement.  We have much to learn from one another.  Let’s continue to support one another as we achieve high outcomes for each and every child.

    As you prepare for the coming year, we hope you will make plans to join us at one of our upcoming conferences.  As you dive deep into your school’s student outcome data in the coming months, take special note of innovative evidence-based practices with RTI, and consider submitting a school or system application for presenting at our January Promising Practices Conference.

    We look forward to collaborating with you in the coming year and we hope to see you at an upcoming SSTAGE event.  If there is anything SSTAGE can do to help you along in your RTI process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    With warm regards,

    Shelly Bell


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