SSEABannerWelcome to Student Services, Equity & Access

Our mission is to provide a safe educational environment which enables students to develop and apply the skills, knowledge, behaviors, and values needed to realize their maximum potential.Eddie Ruiz Picture

Thanks for visiting our site. If you require additional information on any of our areas of responsibility, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Eddie Ruiz, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

Student Services, Equity & Access (SSEA)

Phone: 561-649-6855 or PX 46855



SSEA Directors

Dr. Angela Bess - Educational Alternatives

June Eassa - Safe Schools

Dr. Peter Licata - Choice and Career Options

Dr. Matt Shoemaker - Extended Learning

School Counseling

Eunice Vivar - Program Planner (High School)

Amy Mazzoco - Program Planner (Middle School)

Dr. Michael Kane - Program Planner (Elementary)

Dominique Hyppolite - School Counseling (Student Records/Subpoenas)

SSEA Equity & Access

Gail Sherman - Program Planner

Aurora Francois - Mgr Career Dev/Tech Prep

Strategic Initiative #2

  Embed Cultural Competence, 

Equity and Access within Instructional Practices


Beginning with building an awareness of cultural competence, this initiative focuses on changing instructional practices to ensure that all students have equitable access to all academic offerings.

Click here to find the Strategic Initiative Handouts 


Choice & Career Options

The School District of Palm Beach County is very proud of being a national leader of Choice and Career Programs. Students who participate and complete their program pathway graduate from high school at a nearly 97% rate. By learning more about the Choice options in Palm Beach County, you have taken the first step in having your child be a part of our nationally recognized programs.


safe schools


Dedicated to creating a safe and drug-free learning environment that fosters students' academic achievement.


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"It is the mission of School District of Palm Beach County school counselors to foster academic achievement, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development for all students through direct counseling services and collaboration with teachers, administrators, parents and community."




Evolution of an Idea

Extended Learning 

The Extended Learning Program provides opportunities for personal enrichment and academic improvement through recreational activities.