Lisa Rutman
VoiceMail: 651-683-6969
Box 26139

lisa.rutman@district196.org


The social worker at Woodland provides a variety of services that aim to improve student's social and emotional functioning and remove barriers to learning. The social worker works collaborately with teachers, school staff, and parents to identify and respond to students' needs. Examples of social work services include individual counseling, group work, family meetings, classroom presentations, parent consultation, and referrals to community-based resources. The primary goals are to provide students emotional support, assistance in resolving problems, and an opportunity to develop positive coping skills for addressing various life challenges. The school social worker services are available to any Woodland student but are contingent upon parental approval.