Safety and Security

Detective Hartman

How does Lake Shore support its students?

At Lake Shore Public Schools, we are deeply committed to the mental health and well-being of our students. We understand that fostering a supportive and nurturing environment is essential for their overall success and happiness. Our dedication to mental health and student well-being is evident through our extensive team of personnel, partnerships, and preventative measures:

Personnel Dedicated to Supporting Student Well-Being

  • 2 Assistant Principals: Responsible for overseeing student discipline and support services.
  • 2 Deans of Students: Focused on behavior management and student conflict resolution.
  • 2 Administrative Interns: Assisting with various administrative tasks related to student well-being.
  • 7 Guidance Counselors: Providing academic, personal, and career counseling to students.
  • 9 Social Workers/Social Work Interns: Addressing social and emotional needs, and providing support to students and families.
  • 4 Medical Assistants: Assisting with health-related concerns and promoting physical well-being.
  • 3 Behavior/Instructional Coaches: Supporting students with behavioral challenges and helping teachers implement effective strategies.
  • 2 Attendance Liaisons: Encouraging regular school attendance and addressing attendance-related issues.
  • 1 Board Certified Behavior Analyst: Specialized support for students with behavioral disorders.
  • 2 Behavior Technicians: Assisting students in developing appropriate behavior and social skills.
  • 1 Multi-Tiered System of Support Administrator: Ensuring the implementation of effective interventions for students.
  • 1 Therapy Dog: Offering emotional support and comfort to students, promoting a positive atmosphere.
  • 7 School Safety Officers/School Resource Officer: Overseeing safety and security measures


  • OK2SAY: Collaborating with the statewide anonymous tip-line for reporting safety concerns.
  • Care Solace: Providing access to mental health resources and support for students and families.
  • CARE of SE Michigan: Offering substance abuse prevention and mental health services.
  • Macomb County Crisis Center: Assisting in crisis intervention and mental health emergencies.
  • Positivity Project: Integrating character education and positive psychology into our curriculum to enhance students' social and emotional skills.
  • Upstander Program: Designed to engage students in a meaningful, relevant conversation about negative social behaviors that lead to bullying.
  • Community Service Projects: Designed for self-worth and purpose development

Security Measures and Emergency Responses

  • Secured entrances and interior doors
  • “Wand” weapon and metal detectors
  • Lockdown Training/Practice/Drills
  • Shared Surveillance Access with SCS PD
  • Emergency kits and designated “safe spots” in all classrooms
  • “Panic Button” emergency alert direct to SCS PD at all buildings
  • Secured, locking interior and exterior entrances
  • Building and Floor Plan Review and active assailant training with SCS PD


Through this comprehensive team, valuable partnerships, and preventative measures, Lake Shore Public Schools ensures that the mental health and well-being of our students remain a top priority, fostering an environment where they can thrive academically and emotionally, while providing the safest environment for our students and staff.

Additional Supports

Michigan 2-1-1: Easy way to find help of all kinds, right in your community.
Commonweath: Programming throughout lifespan including crisis services.
Families Against Narcotics: Helping individuals and families affected by substance abuse.
The Right Connection in Macomb County and Julie's List: Resources that support well-being.

KnowResolve: Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health and preventing suicides through outreach, advocacy, and education.
Lake Shore Church Food Pantry/Clothing Closet
Pet Food Pantry
Read and Math at Home LSPS Plans for Parents
Saint Clair Shores Public Library Tutoring - Flyer

Student Assistance

Cindy Sam
MTSS Coordinator
[email protected]

Heather Spriet
Math Coach
[email protected]

Marie Ottinger
Literacy Coach
[email protected]

School Social Workers 

Rodgers Elementary
Rebecca Asni
(586) 285-8665
Erin Pastoria
(586) 285-8626

Masonic Elementary
Nichole Filer
(586) 285-8513

Violet Elementary 
Michelle McCoubrey
(586) 285-8712

Kennedy Middle School
Kayla Glombowski
(586) 285-8814

Lake Shore High School
April Gardner
(586) 285-8936

North Lake High School
Melissa Oliver (Walter)
(586) 285-8778

Helen Buyse
[email protected]

School Counselors

Lake Shore High School
Robert Asaro
(586) 285-8915
Amanda Nabors
(586) 285-8914
Anne Rancilio
(586) 285-8913
Karah Tanski
(586) 285-8993

Kennedy Middle School
Bob Plotkowski
(586) 285-8809
Colleen Stafford
(586) 285-8808