President's Message

On behalf of the SSTAGE Board of Directors, we would like to thank you for your interest in visiting our website and learning more about our premier organization! The leadership of SSTAGE is committed to serving Georgia educators by intentionally creating a trajectory for collaboration, learning, and advocacy to enhance educator effectiveness and student success.

The inception of the new Georgia Tiered System of Supports shifts the focus from identifying our most at-risk students for poor learning and behavior outcomes to a more holistic, proactive framework for system and school improvement. This is an exciting time for Georgia students and educators in regards to a framework of school improvement that acts as a catalyst for change via intentional data-based and problem-solving discussions to support performance outcomes for ALL students; this includes the remediation and acceleration of student learning.

SSTAGE continues to champion teacher and leader professional growth through a virtual hybrid model conference platform of live and pre-recorded sessions. This year has presented challenges to educators, students, and families across the nation as we continuously seek ways to provide effective instruction, maintain student engagement and advocate for the social and emotional wellness of our students and staff. During this year’s conference, our presenters will address the critical needs of our teachers, students, and administrators. We encourage you and your colleagues to become members of SSTAGE and take advantage of the professional learning opportunities available this year through our virtual conference platforms.

We hope that everyone has a safe and healthy school year. Although we are facing a challenging school year for learning and can easily feel defeated; we need to continue to remain focused, know our impact, and continue to engage the mind and heart of everyone we have a single but significant interaction with on a daily basis. We are better together!


Scott McManus

SSTAGE President