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Sumner Elementary School

805 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
School Hours: 8:00AM - 2:30PM

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Staff Spotlight: Lori Coughlin

At Austin Public Schools, our mission is to inspire, empower, and accelerate every one of our learners, and we know that the only way for us to reach this goal is through the efforts of all our incredibly hard-working staff.  

In this week’s Staff Spotlight, we’re highlighting Woodson Kindergarten Center and CLC social worker Lori Coughlin.

"Lori works with our littlest learners but makes a big impact on all students, staff, and families. Her knowledge and expertise are unmatched, and she has a special way of making everyone she interacts with feel important and appreciated. She is an asset to both Woodson and the CLC, and we couldn't do this work without her!"


If you’d like to nominate an outstanding Austin Public Schools staff member for our weekly Staff Spotlight, please take a moment to fill out the form at  It only takes a minute and can truly make someone’s day.  Thanks!