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Banfield Elementary School

301 17th Street SW
Austin, MN 55912
School Hours: 8:00AM - 2:30PM

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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Kossoris

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 CLC and Woodson Kindergarten Center school psychologist Melissa Kossoris.

"[She] does so much for our kiddos and families at the CLC and Woodson. She has a lot going on but she handles it all with grace and professionalism."


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!