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Marisa Gustafson, MSW, LGSW

School Social Worker (9th, 12th, ASD)



I am the new school social worker for 9th grade, 12th grade, and the Autism (ASD) program. I am so excited to join the Washburn community! My office is on the 3rd floor in 312E. Please stop by, call, or email me-- I love to connect with students and families. 

Soy la nueva trabajadora social para los grados 9, 12, y los de educación especial (Autismo). Estoy emocionada para ser una parte de la comunidad de Washburn. Mi oficina está ubicada en el tercer (3) piso en sala 312E. Por favor, llegue a mi oficina, llámame, o mándame un correo electrónico-- quiero encontrar nuestros estudiantes y familias. Hablo español y puedo ayudarle en buscando lo que necesita. 

I completed my Master's in Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Minnesota and attended Macalester College for my bachelor's. I am a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW) with the MN Board of Social Work, and I also hold a license in School Social Work with the MN Department of Education.

I am here to support students and families and will help in whatever way I can. I encourage students who are dealing with homelessness, LGBTQ+*, violence, chemical use, mental health, family, and/or other issues to connect with me. I can also reach out to a student that family or friends are concerned about. I will work both individually and collaboratively to support students, families, and the learning community.            (*lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and more).

I look forward to a wonderful school year full of learning, growth, and supportive relationships!


-Ms. G


Marisa Gustafson

Office: 612-668-3486


Fax: 612-668-3410




Useful phone numbers:

Hennepin County Crisis Team:  612-348-2233 (24 hour assistance)

Crisis Connection:  612-379-6363 or 1-866-379-6363 (Crisis Counseling by phone, 24 hours)

United Way First Call for Help:  211

Bridge for Youth - 612-377-8800 (shelter for youth)