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Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul


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Office of School Support

Welcome to the Office of School Support

The Office of School Support works, in partnership with stakeholders, to improve learning environments for all members of the SPPS community. Through the alignment of existing supports, increased community partnerships and defined evidence-based practices, we are striving for a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 

PBIS is a framework for schools to create and sustain positive, effective and culturally-inclusive environments that support academic and social success for all students.


Three tiered system of support model


Restorative Practices Seven Core Assumptions


Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices are ways for a school community to build relationships, problem solve and learn. In this approach, relationships are the most important way we learn about the world and ourselves.

Social Emotional Learning Wheel from CASEL


Social Emotional Learning

The Office of School Support works in collaboration with SPPS departments to expand and improve the menu of promising, evidence-based social emotional learning practices in use across the district.

Mental Health and Wellness

Mental Health and Wellness refers to the continuum of emotional supports available to students and staff.


Mission & Vision

News & Updates

Throughout the next few years, the Office of School Support will offer a new series of district-sponsored wellness activities. Visit the series webpage to learn more. LINK: Collective Care and Wellness


Staff Resources

Resources for staff provided by the Office of School Support.

Staff Directory & Contact Info


  • Eman Abdullahi, Counselor
  • Jenni Bush, American Indian Attendance 
  • Patrick Cunningham, Social Worker
  • Shawn Davenport, District Restorative Practices Coordinator
  • Larry Deeton, Attendance
  • Latasha Gray, Attendance
  • Janine Huyer-DeVries, Attendance Coordinator, Secondary Schools
  • Andrew Klopp, Social Worker
  • Kathy Lombardi Kimani, Director
  • Lisa Lyons, Attendance Coordinator, Secondary Schools
  • Ashley McCoy, Teacher on Special Assignment
  • Erin Metz, PBIS Coordinator
  • Israel Pinner, Attendance
  • Angel Thomas, Supervisor
  • Jennifer Vigil, Management Assistant
  • Jim Yang, Restorative Practices Coordinator
  • Via Yang, Attendance

Office of School Support
1780 West 7th St.
Saint Paul, MN, 55116