Photo of the 2018 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

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Name Position Title
John O’Connor President Director of Interventions and Assessments, Henry County Schools
Kristie Long Past-President Student Support Specialist, Effingham County Schools
Donna H. McClain President-Elect Director of Special Education, Director of Section 504, Coordinator for MTSS-RTI, Ware County Board of Education
Cammie Neal Secretary School Psychologist, Camden County Schools
Joan Whitehead Treasurer RTI Coordinator, Bibb County Schools
Leonora Clarkson Director at Large Director of Student Services, Butts County Schools
Chelsea Montgomery Director at Large Coordinator of Intervention Services, Department of Learning and Teaching, Fulton County Schools
Charity Roberts Director at Large North GLRS Director, Pioneer RESA
Wallace Blackstock Executive Director Executive Director, SSTAGE


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 Lori Scherer Assistant Principal, Evans Middle School, Columbia County School System
Region #3: West Georgia Courtney Sunseri Rogers Instructional Services Coordinator, Carroll County Schools
Region #4: South Georgia Marva Woodly Ross RTI/MTSS District Coordinator, Dougherty County Schools
Region #5: Metro Scott McManus Coordinator for MTSS-RTI, Curriculum and Instruction, DeKalb County Schools