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, deliver services to students and their families. Although many are assigned to specific schools and/or grade levels, the complete Student Services & Strategic Partnerships Team covers areas including student programs, counseling, and career connections; school health services; school safety; and parent and community support and resources. Please view Meet the Team for a general overview and framework of SS & SP programs, services, and partnerships.  

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:
  • Registration
  • Social Emotional Learning 
  • English Language Learners (Click for ELD Program Information)
  • School Counseling and School Social Work 
  • Health Services
  • Attendance 
  • Guidance and Supervision of Student Records 
  • Section 504 Plans 
  • Educational Options
  • Home Education
  • Homeless Education (McKinney-Vento)
  • Conscious Discipline and positive behavioral intervention supports (PBIS)
  • Student Code of Conduct & Handbook
  • Safety & School Climate
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Truancy and Residency Verification 


Office of the Assistant Superintendent - Student Services & Strategic Partnerships

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

Mrs. Maleeka Bussey 
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Coordinator
Student Services & Strategic Partnerships
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