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Student Support Professionals

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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
lori.coughlin@austin.k12.mn.us

Melissa Kossoris, School Psychologist
507-460-1712
melissa.kossoris@austin.k12.mn.us

Woodson Kindergarten Center

Lori Coughlin-Jeffrey, School Social Worker
507-460-1400, ext. 4968
lori.coughlin@austin.k12.mn.us

Melissa Kossoris, School Psychologist
507-460-1400, ext. 1412
melissa.kossoris@austin.k12.mn.us

Banfield

Chris Napton, School Psychologist
507-460-1200, ext. 1612
chris.napton@austin.k12.mn.us

Kendra Hotchkiss, School Counselor
507-460-1200, ext. 6143
kendra.hotchkiss@austin.k12.mn.us

Neveln

Holly Thomas, School Counselor
507-460-1600, ext. 3103
holly.thomas@austin.k12.mn.us

Chris Napton, School Psychologist
507-460-1600, ext. 1212
chris.napton@austin.k12.mn.us

Southgate

Joe Kroc, School Social Worker
507-460-1300, ext. 1307
joe.kroc@austin.k12.mn.us

Kevin Anderson, School Psychologist
507-460-1300, ext. 1312
kevin.anderson@austin.k12.mn.us

Sumner

Maureen Noterman, School Social Worker
507-460-1100, ext. 6192
maureen.noterman@austin.k12.mn.us

Brienna Sterzinger, School Psychologist
507-460-1100, ext. 1112
brienna.sterzinger@austin.k12.mn.us

IJ Holton

Farin Delaney, School Counselor
507-460-1534
farin.delaney@austin.k12.mn.us

Emily Beaver, School Social Worker
507-460-1535
emily.beaver@austin.k12.mn.us

Brienna Sterzinger, School Psychologist
507-460-1533 x1533
brienna.sterzinger@austin.k12.mn.us

Ellis Middle School

Cassandra Owens, School Psychologist
507-460-1500 x1512
cassandra.owens@austin.k12.mn.us

Tracy Bachman, Truancy Officer
507-434-2722
tracyb@co.mower.mn.us

Kirstin Norby, Student Support Professional
507-460-1500 x1517
kirstin.norby@austin.k12.mn.us

Lea Oelfke, School Counselor
507-460-1500 x1513
lea.oelfke@austin.k12.mn.us

Austin High School

Sarah Schmit - Students with last names A-E
507-460-1800 x1817
sarah.schmit@austin.k12.mn.us

Lynn Keenan - Students with last names F-La
507-460-1800 x1813
lynn.keenan@austin.k12.mn.us

Julie Hale - Students with last names Le-Reh
507-460-1800 x1816
julie.hale@austin.k12.mn.us

Bryce Hoffa - Students with last names Rei-Z
507-460-1800 x1814
bryce.hoffa@austin.k12.mn.us

Kelley Lang, Truancy Officer
507-460-1819
kelley.lang@austin.k12.mn.us

Taylor Bordelon, School Psychologist
507-460-1800 x1818
taylor.bordelon@austin.k12.mn.us

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

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