Marisa Gustafson, School Social Worker
Marisa Gustafson



My name is Marisa Gustafson (she/her) and I am so excited to join the Dowling community this year. I am the new social worker, and my role is to support students, families, and staff as we work to grow and learn together.

I attended Macalester College and the University of Minnesota for my degrees. I am currently working to finish my clinical license in social work. I live in South Minneapolis with my partner and our dog. I love to garden and enjoy the outdoors and lakes, and to work on projects around the house.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child, I will do my best to help as much as possible. I believe in building connection and empowering our students and families to be happy, healthy, and achieve their goals.

During distance learning, the best way to contact me is by email. You can also call my school number, and call/text my google number. See below for all of my contact information. I do my best to respond in a timely manner.

I look forward to meeting and supporting all of our students and families!




Marisa Gustafson, MSW, LGSW

Office: 612-668-4414

Google Voice (call & text): 612-568-7092


If you need immediate help with a crisis situation, please utilize the free 24/7 Hennepin County service, Child Crisis 612-348-2233.

Find information on resources to support families during distance learning here

Free school meals from MPS (pickup locations)

Other food resources

MN Housing Resources

Bridge to Benefits - Housing & Utilities resources

Free legal help for renters