Why Whitewater? Whitewater is a great place to live, work, play, and go to school! We have an enthusiastic staff that works hard to meet the learning needs of all children.  



Welcome to Lincoln!

I have been at Lincoln for 15 years as the School Counselor. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with my family. I am married and we have 4 children and 8 grandchildren who call me "Mimi!" . During the school day, I provide classroom guidance instruction weekly on topics such as manners, making good choices, reinforcing our school rules. We are working hard on learning the 7 Habits of Happy Kids which is a kid friendly version of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey.  Lincoln is the first school in the state of Wisconsin to be a Leader In Me school.
Second Step is a curriculum that teaches social emotional learning including problem solving skills. 
Last year, all three WUSD elementary schools began teaching SECOND STEP, a social-emotional learning program that teaches children to solve their own "kid size" problems, understand feelings, and develop self regulation.

I also provide:1 guidance services, small groups such as Friendship, Family Change, Grief and Loss, and Study Skills. Fifth graders complete a Learner Resume to give them insight to their strengths and interests, and explore career options. Family Connections is a school to home connection program designed as a bridge to strengthen families as a partnership with the school for students 4-K to 12. I also have some after school activities such as teaching the 5 week Parenting with Love and Logic class and overseeing the Fast Friend mentoring program with University-Wisconsin Whitewater students. I love working with 4K-5 students and consider it a privilege to be on Team Lincoln! Please call or e-mail me if you have any questions or I can assist you with questions or resources.

My personal mission statement is: The mission of Lincoln Elementary School Counseling Program is to contribute positively and successfully to the educational, personal/social, and career development of all students. My goal is to help children develop skills to work to their fullest potential and prepare all students to be lifelong learners and leaders.


Contact: Shirley Cutshall