Terri Dietz
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Phone: 618-825-3966

Dinnia Cooper
Program/Library Assistant
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Phone: 618-825-3968

Kate Yount
Early Childhood Special Education Professional Development Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 618-825-3955


Denise Henry
Project Leader
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Phone: 618-833-5371

Sheri Kraus
Early Childhood Special Education Family Professional Development Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 618-825-3969

Angie Darnell
Early Childhood Special Education Professional Development Specialist
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Phone: 618-925-6569

St. Clair County Regional Office of Education Dr. Mark Eichenlaub, Regional Superintendent.
Operated through a grant awarded by the Illinois State Board of Education; 100% of annual funding for the project is from federal sources.

Services Offered

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STAR NET staff are available to provide on-site or telephone assistance and support on early childhood issues and concerns. Call us to share ideas, investigate resources, and brainstorm solutions. We welcome the opportunity to visit classrooms and network with early childhood professionals and families.  Complete the contact form here.

Our lending library has approximately 1,500 items including resources on curriculum, assessment tools, and specific disabilities.  Material can be delivered and returned free of charge through your local library via our courier delivery system. Click here to access STAR NET IV resource library online.

STAR NET offers family fellowships, conferences, workshops and webinars promoting family-centered perspectives. A Family Resource Specialist, who is the parent of a child with special needs, is available to provide training, information and support to families and providers.

Through needs assessments and requests, regional workshops and webinars are scheduled to address current topics. Training opportunities are available at no cost to all who work with young children.

Workshops and webinars are planned in collaboration with local and statewide agencies. STAR NET provides training that promotes best practices in early childhood. If you would like to plan a training event with us, complete the contact form at the bottom of this page to start the conversation!