Risk Prevention

Essential to a quality education for all students is quality prevention programming. "Prevention" in this context refers to programming and services that help to reduce the incidence of risky youth behaviors, thereby increasing the likelihood of youth developing to their fullest potential. Traditionally the term "prevention" in schools has been associated with preventing alcohol and other drug abuse (often abbreviated as AODA - or ATODA to specifically include "tobacco"). Although AODA reduction is a key focus of prevention programming work, research supports using the term "prevention programming" in broader contexts relating to other risk-related topics such as bullying and harassment, depression and mental health, and overall wellness concerns.

Stoughton Area School District is committed to prevention programming that identifies and removes obstacles to health and achievement, as well as builds support for lifelong success. Such programming includes:

  • creating a positive school climate where all individuals feel respected and valued;
  • increasing access to information necessary for healthy decision-making;
  • insuring drug-and alcohol-free schools and youth activities;
  • working with the community to create and maintain an environment which supports healthy youth development.

CONTACT US

Fox Prairie Elementary
Ashley Billstrom-Luedtke
Counselor
(608) 877-5135
Ashley.Billstrom-Luedtke@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Sara Durtschi
Psychologist
(608) 877-5106
Sara.Durtschi@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Kegonsa Elementary
Jake Schultz
Counselor
(608) 877-5229
Jake.Schultz@stoughton.k12.wi.us
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Mary Menon
Psychologist
(608) 877-5513
Mary.Menon@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Sandhill Elementary
Brianne McGuire
Counselor
(608) 877-5406
Brianne.McGuire@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Kelsey Dybevik
Psychologist
(608) 877-5410
Kelsey.Dybevik@stoughton.k12.wi.us

River Bluff Middle School
Dave Gerszewski
Counselor
(608) 877-5512
Dave.Gerszewski@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Caitlyn Kiger
Counselor
(608) 877-5511
Caitlyn.Kiger@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Mary Menon
Psychologist
(608) 877-5513
Mary.Menon@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Stoughton High School
Amanda Dow
Counselor (Students A-G)
(608) 877-5609
Amanda.Dow@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Ann Ash
Counselor (Students H-N)
(608) 877-5612
Ann.Ash@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Kristin Natzke
Counselor (Students O-Z)
(608) 877-5614
Kristin.Natzke@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Administration
Keli Melcher
Director of Student Services
(608) 877-5041
keli.melcher@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Ashley Steffel
Administrative Assistant
(608) 877-5042
Ashley.Steffel@stoughton.k12.wi.us