Photo of the 2019 SSTAGE Board of DirectorsThe SSTAGE Board of Directors and Executive Director are working diligently to create a vital, resourceful and responsive organization. Its membership is one of the most diverse of any educational organization in Georgia, if not in the nation.

Since its beginning in 2007, the Board and committees have responded to the needs and direction of the membership, developing high-quality professional learning workshops and conferences at the state and regional level, and networking opportunities.

SSTAGE works closely, and in partnership, with the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) and the Georgia Department of Education.

Board & Staff Directory

Click the board member's name to contact them by email.

Name Position Title
Donna H. McClain President Director of Special Education, Director of Section 504, Coordinator for MTSS-RTI, Ware County Board of Education
John O’Connor Past-President Retired: Henry County Schools
Courtney Sunseri Rogers President-Elect Principal, Temple Elementary School, Carroll County Schools
Charity Roberts Secretary North GLRS Director, Pioneer RESA
Kristie Long Treasurer Student Support Specialist, Effingham County Schools RTI Coordinator
Catherine Perkins Director at Large Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Education & Human Development, Georgia State University
Amy Reschly Director at Large Professor and Program Coordinator, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia
Jeff Tysinger Director at Large Professor of Leadership, Technology & Human Development, Georgia Southern University
Joan Whitehead Executive Director Executive Director, SSTAGE
Wallace Blackstock Consultant


SSTAGE Regions

SSTAGE Region MapIn an effort to offer additional opportunities for professional learning, networking and collaboration closer to your home-base, SSTAGE is using the same five regions designated by GaDOE School Improvement Division to facilitate local activities. Each region has a representative from the SSTAGE Board of Directors who will coordinate activities for her area. SSTAGE members are invited to attend activities in any region.

Contact your SSTAGE representative if you have ideas or suggestions to share or are willing to assist with activities in your region.


Region Representative Title / School System
Region #1: North Georgia Meagan Nalls School Psychologist, Bartow County Schools
Region #2: East Georgia Amy Yacobacci Intervention Coordinator, Glynn County Schools
Region #3: West Georgia Tonya Waller Special Education Director, Meriwether County Schools
Region #4: South Georgia Tabathia Baldy Director of RtI/PBIS (MTSS), Colquitt County Schools
Region #5: Metro Scott McManus Coordinator for MTSS-RTI, Curriculum and Instruction, DeKalb County Schools