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Student Success and Health

Student Success and Health

  • Welcome to Student Success & Health 

    The Student Success & Health Department works collaboratively with schools, families, students and community partners to support academic success and social emotional well-being for every child, by providing student interventions and supports, staff development, resources and technical assistance.
    Student Success supports the mission of Portland Public Schools: Every student by name prepared for college, career and participation as an active community member, regardless of race, income or zip code.  

     19-20 Student Support Organizational Chart

    For the duration of CDL, please visit SSH's adapted resources at PPS-HD: COVID-19 Adapted Student Success and Health Supports

    Student Success and Health Department Screening/Assessment quick navigation guide

    Are there concerns about potential harm to others?                 Threat Assessment Process

    Are there concerns about a student harming themselves?         Suicide Screening Process

    Are there student mental health concerns?                                        Concerning Behavior

    Are there concerns about discrimination, harassment or bullying?   Title IX info/reporting

    Are there student substance abuse concerns?                                    REAHL


    Please see attached presentation from Big Village and Volunteers of America Virtual Family Information Night, which is full of helpful resources for families.  Watch for updates about upcoming events in multiple languages.

    Parenting Through the Holidays

    Wording for Parent Flyer in supported languages


    Student Success & Health
    Rice School
    6433 NE Tillamook
    Portland OR 97213

    Student Success Center
    Rice School
    6433 NE Tillamook
    Portland OR 97213



James Loveland
Senior Director
503-916-2000 ext. 71041 503-939-3283
Liane O'Banion, Ed.D.
Director of Title IX
Amy Ruona-Banister
Mental Health Supports & Services
Michelle Orr
Administrative Assistant
Nicole Kappes-Levine
Program Administrator
Ambar Olivas, M. Ed.
Lead Counselor, SSC
Joel Warnock
Threat Assessment Coordinator
503-348-3731 - cell
Marquita Guzman
High School COSA (Counselor on Special Assignment)
Melissa Toren-Hrin
K-8 COSA (Counselor on Special Assignment)
Mary Krogh, LCSW, LSSW
District Coordinator of Drug & Alcohol Supports
Alex Kahl
SIRC Coordinator
Mila Rodriguez-Adair
QMHP on Special Assignment
Leti Ayala
Health Services Coordinator
Kate Allen
SWOSA (Social Worker on Special Assignment)