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Marisa Gustafson, MSW, LGSW

School Social Worker (9th grade A-K & 10th grade)



I am the school social worker for 9th graders last names A-K and all 10th graders. I am so excited to be part of 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 trabajadora social para los en grado 9 con apellidos A-K y los de grade 10. Estoy contenta para ser parte de la comunidad de Washburn. Mi oficina está ubicada en el tercer (3) piso en sala 312E. Por favor, venga 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 currenltly working towards my clinical licensure in social work (LICSW).

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. One of the great things about the social work team at Washburn is that we will be looping with our students throughout their time here to maintain relationships and respect each students' needs as well as confidentiality.           

(*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

Google Voice (for texting): 612-568-7092


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)