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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Street NW
Austin, MN  55912

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:30PM

Student Support Professionals

It is the role of the Student Support Professionals to support students to achieve and plan for their futures. We are trained to assist students and their families when academic, social, or emotional issues become barriers to learning or attending school. This support is provided in a variety of methods depending on student need including: advocacy, 1:1 counseling, small group counseling, classroom guidance, assisting with classroom accommodations / modifications and referrals to community service organizations.

We are here to support you and your child. If you have any concerns about your child's success in school please contact the appropriate Student Support Professional.

Community Learning Center

Lori Coughlin-Jeffrey, School Social Worker
507-460-1700, ext. 4968

Joceline Cruz Ramirez, School Social Worker
507-460-1700, ext. 4968

Melissa Kossoris, School Psychologist

Woodson Kindergarten Center

Lori Coughlin-Jeffrey, School Social Worker
507-460-1400, ext. 4968

Joceline Cruz Ramirez, School Social Worker
507-460-1700, ext. 4968

Melissa Kossoris, School Psychologist
507-460-1400, ext. 1412


Chris Napton, School Psychologist
507-460-1200, ext. 1612

Kendra Hotchkiss, School Counselor
507-460-1200, ext. 6143


Julia Kranz, School Social Worker
507-460-1600, ext. 3103

Chris Napton, School Psychologist
507-460-1600, ext. 1212


Joe Kroc, School Social Worker
507-460-1300, ext. 1307

Kevin Anderson, School Psychologist
507-460-1300, ext. 1312


Kim Brackey, School Counselor
507-460-1100, ext. 6192

Brienna Sterzinger, School Psychologist
507-460-1100, ext. 1112

IJ Holton

Farin Delaney, School Counselor

Emily Beaver, School Social Worker

Brienna Sterzinger, School Psychologist
507-460-1533 x1533

Ellis Middle School

Lisa Row, School Psychologist
507-460-1500 x1512

Tracy Bachman, Truancy Officer

Kirstin Norby, Student Support Professional
507-460-1500 x1517

Lea Oelfke, School Counselor
507-460-1500 x1513

Austin High School

Sarah Schmit - Students with last names A-E
507-460-1800 x1817

Lynn Keenan - Students with last names F-La
507-460-1800 x1813

Julie Hale - Students with last names Le-Reh
507-460-1800 x1816

Bryce Hoffa - Students with last names Rei-Z
507-460-1800 x1814

Kelley Lang, Truancy Officer

Taylor Bordelon, School Psychologist
507-460-1800 x1818

Sheri Willrodt
Executive Director of Special Services

Melissa Larson
Special Services Finance Specialist