About Our School Counselor

 Nicole Canfield

Phone: 608.835.4245

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS - Psychology (1996), UW-Madison MS - School Counseling (2000), UW-Madison Certified Trainer for Trauma-Sensitive Schools, Saint-A's

Nicole Canfield

Hello! My name is Nicole Canfield, and I am proud to be PVE's School Counselor. I've been in the Oregon School District since 2015 and have been a school counselor for 18 years, working in both Janesville and Sun Prairie prior to coming to Oregon. It seems unbelievable to say, but throughout the years I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of amazing children, families and educators. I am passionate about helping students feel safe and connected within our school community, and I strive to help all students become successful academically, socially and emotionally. I am SO thankful that I have the opportunity to work in such an amazing school and district with such enthusiastic and caring students, staff and parents.
 
On a more personal note, my husband and I live in Evansville with our daughter.  We enjoy going to Brewers games, playing golf, and spending time with extended family and friends.

About Our School Psychologist

 Kelsey Schweitzer

Phone: 608-835-4277

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Degrees and Certifications:

Kelsey Schweitzer

Hello, my name is Kelsey Schweitzer and I am the School Psychologist at Netherwood Knoll Elementary and Prairie View Elementary. I am excited about working with the learners and families in this community.  Before coming to Oregon, I worked as a psychologist for 4 years in Milwaukee Public Schools, and for 3 years in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.  I am an advocate and resource for the social, emotional, and academic needs of our learners, and work collaboratively with school staff and families to support those needs.  Together, we can identify the strategies, tools, and supports needed for all learners to succeed!

 Melissa Thorson

Phone: 608-835-4232

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS - Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI MSE, EdS -School Psychology, UW-Whitewater Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

Melissa Thorson

Hello! My name is Melissa Thorson, and I am excited to be a school psychologist at Prairie View Elementary.  I am dedicated to supporting the success of students academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. My love of working with and helping students is driven by working with others to help create and provide a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment that strengthens connections between home, school, and the community for all students.  I have previously worked as a school psychologist in the Monona Grove and Sun Prairie school districts. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work in such an amazing school and district with such enthusiastic and caring students, staff and parents!

About Our School Social Worker

 Teresa Nicholas

Phone: 608-835-4471

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, UW-Madison 1989; MSSW Social Work, UW-Madison, 1990

Teresa Nicholas

I am the Social Worker for students in Kindergarten - Grade 6. I have bee a practicing social work since 1990 and have been in the Oregon School District since 2014. My role is to consider barriers to a student's success in school and foster a strong connection between school, home and community services. I am also a member of the Wisconsin Social Workers Association.

 Michelle Kretschman

Phone: 608-835-4792

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Michelle Kretschman

I am the district’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach for PreK-6th grade. Before entering this role, I served as a special education teacher for over 20 years in diversified settings. The focus of the SEL Coach is increasing the internal capacity of OSD educators to meet the academic and social/emotional needs of our learners through: partnering with OSD educators in creating personalized, responsive classroom and school environments, as well as facilitating multiple types of professional learning opportunities in alignment with our instructional vision, data-determined needs, and OSD values.

My focus is integrating social/emotional competencies into tier 1 instruction.  Areas of focus will be developed collaboratively with the administrators and student services staff with a goal of consistency across the buildings and social emotional wellness for all students with a whole child focus. I have deep roots within the OSD community and have two children who attend OSD schools.
 
Visit Social Emotional Learning for additional information and resources.