State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties
2100 38th Street NW  Canton, OH    44709   ~   330-492-8136  ~  1-800-733-7732   ~   Fax: 330-493-9135

Parent Support Coordinator Program

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E-mail Address:

Telephone and Extension Numbers:
800-733-7732 or
330-493-6082 Ext. 1552

Deb Bates
Parent Support Coordinator

Deb Bates is employed by the Stark County Educational Service Center and serves as a Parent Support Coordinator for districts in Stark, Holmes and Wayne Counties.  Deb works with families who have children with disabilities and their school districts to develop effective partnerships.

Deb has served as a parent support coordinator for 10 years, working 4 years for Lincoln Way Special Education Regional Resource Center (SERRC) then the State Support Team Region 9 and now Stark County Educational Service Center.

Deb also co-facilitates Parent/Family Coffee Hours.

Services available for families:

  • ETR and IEP Process Technical Support
  • Free Special Education Series
  • Resources Provided
  • Annual Conference
  • Questions Welcomed

Please contact Holly Kemp at
330-493-6082 Ext. 1314 or
and ask to be placed on our mailing list.

Parent Support Information Flyer PDF

Stark County Educational Service Center