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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Ave NW
Austin, MN  55912
507-460-1900

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.

On July 16, 2022, the United States transitioned to the new three-digit dialing code 988 to reach crisis support. The change is part of a nationwide effort to transition the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (the Lifeline) to a phone number people can more easily remember and access in times of crisis. The shift also includes an online chat feature and a new texting option.

The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline code will serve as a universal entry point, so people can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help regardless of where they live. Anyone can dial or text 988 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to reach crisis support or to use an online chat feature to connect with crisis support. People can dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one needing crisis support.

If you have mental health questions, please contact the Student Support Professional at your child’s school.

Sheri Willrodt
Executive Director of Special Services
Section 504 Coordinator
507-460-1916
sheri.willrodt@austin.k12.mn.us

Melissa Larson
Special Services Finance Specialist
507-460-1916
melissa.larson@austin.k12.mn.us