About Assistant Superintendent - Student Services and Strategic Partnerships

About Assistant Superintendent - Student Services and Strategic Partnerships

About Our Department

Student Services & Strategic Partnerships (SS & SP) provides K-12 comprehensive programs and resources in the South Euclid Lyndhurst (SEL) school community to support the District’s mission to educate, inspire, and empower students to be high-achieving contributing members of a global society.  The SS & SP team, often in collaboration with school based, community-based, and faith-based partners, delivers services to students and their families that reflect the Ohio Department of Education's Whole Child Framwork. Although staff are assigned to specific schools and/or grade levels, the complete Student Services & Strategic Partnerships Team covers areas including student programs, counseling, and social work; school health services; school climate and positive behavior intervention support, and parent and community resources. Please view Meet the Team for a general overview and framework of SS & SP programs, services, and partnerships as well as hyperlinked email addresses to contact team members.  

Our Priorities include:
  • A district-wide focus on student achievement
  • An emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) 
  • District-wide use of data for informed decision-making regarding school culture and climate 
  • High quality professional development
Department responsibilities include:
  • Health Services
  • Registration
  • Enrollment and Residency Verification
  • Home Education
  • Homeless Education (McKinney-Vento)
  • Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
  • ARConnections
  • Comprehensive Student Services
  • Mental Health Programs and Partnerships
  • Section 504
  • Truancy Intervention (HB410)
  • College and Career Pathways
  • English Language Learners (Click for ELD Program Information)
  • Conscious Discipline, positive behavioral intervention supports (PBIS)
  • Student Code of Conduct & Handbook
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Guidance and Supervision of Student Records


Office of the Assistant Superintendent - Student Services & Strategic Partnerships

Ms. Melissa Thompson
Assistant Superintendent,
Student Services & Strategic Partnerships

Mrs. Maleeka K. Bussey 
Director of Student Services

Dawn R. Imler
Coordinator of Student Services
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