Lori Costello,
Regional Superintendent

Staci Oliver,
Assistant Superintendent

Due to the forecast of inclimate weather, our office will be closed Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Lori Costello,
Regional Superintendent

Staci Oliver,
Assistant Superintendent

Lori Costello, Regional Superintendent

Staci Oliver, Assistant Superintendent

Staci G. Oliver began making a positive difference in the lives of students under her tutelage in January 1986.  From that initial classroom setting, Mrs. Oliver transitioned to teaching multiple elementary grade levels and also worked as an instructional reading and writing coach.  She served several years as a Head Start administrator, earning her Master’s Degree in Education Administration from SIU Edwardsville.  For three years, Mrs. Oliver was an elementary school principal in Cahokia School District #187 and East St. Louis School District #189.  She then transitioned to Southwestern Illinois College as the Vice President for Student Development, where she dedicated her time and talents for eleven years.  Not only did she oversee the functioning of multiple Student Service Departments, she additionally was the college’s Judiciary Officer, facilitator of the campus-wide Crisis Behavioral Intervention Threat Assessment Team, and Co-Coordinator of the Title IX legislative mandated response.  In all of these roles, Mrs. Oliver lead with compassion, integrity, insight and intention to uplift the experience of ALL students. 

In October 2020, Mrs. Oliver was appointed Assistant Regional Superintendent of St. Clair County Public Schools.  In her new role, she is responsible for ensuring compliance standards are met for school districts throughout the county.  She also serves as the Truancy Hearing Officer and is responsible for responding to school district referrals regarding various student/family issues impacting educational success. 

Mrs. Oliver’s organizational affiliations include currently serving as National President of Carrousels, Incorporated, membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, and she is a Memorial Hospital Board Member. 

The St. Clair County Regional Office of Education provides educational support service, programs, and resources to the k-12 schools in St. Clair County, Illinois. Assistance is offered through workshops, conferences, onsite visits, dissemination of information, technical assistance, and other programs.

  • Location: 1000 South Illinois St., Belleville IL, 62220
  • Phone: (618) 825-3900 Fax: (618) 825-3999

Office Hours

  • 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Regional Office Services

  • Teacher Certification
  • Professional Development Activities
  • Truancy and Attendance Initiative
  • Health/Life Safety
  • Bus Driver Training

Responsibilities of the Regional Office of Education

Responsibilities include:

  • Responding to questions and concerns, including but not limited to school law issues, from parents, teachers, administrators, boards of education, and other citizens.
  • Issuing, registering, and renewing teacher certificates.
  • Providing G.E.D. transcripts and certificates.
  • Conducting professional growth opportunities.
  • Reviewing area school budgets, audits, and financial reports.
  • Conducting public school building inspections and verifying compliance with building codes.
  • Assist local schools with other needs and requirements.