About Our School Counselor

Phone: 608-835-4507


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science Degree- UW- Eau Claire Master Degree in Guidance and Counseling- UW- Stout Licensed Professional Counselor- UW Madison Certified Trainer of the Nurtured Heart Approach Mental Health First Aid Certified Trainer

Dawn DonnerChambers

My name is Dawn Donner Chambers and I am proud to be the school counselor at Brooklyn Elementary! I have been a school counselor for 29 years! Throughout the years I have 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 strive to help all students become successful academically, socially and emotionally. I feel very lucky to work in such a wonderful school!

About Our School Psychologist



Degrees and Certifications:

Jennifer Caspersen

Hello, my name is Jennifer Caspersen and I’m excited to continue to serve students, families, and educators in my 12th year as a School Psychologist. In my position, my primary focus is to be an advocate for the development of educational supports/services necessary to ensure all students have a positive school experience. I feel strongly that all students CAN succeed, both academically and social-emotionally, when given the proper tools and supports to do so. I am excited to be part of such an amazing staff at Brooklyn Elementary School!

About Our School Social Worker

Phone: 608-835-4471


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.

About Our Social Emotional Learning Coach

Phone: 608-835-4792


Degrees and Certifications:

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.