School Counseling

School Counseling

The mission of the School District of the Menomonie Area School Counseling Program is to ensure ALL students will meet the academic, personal/social, and career Model Academic Standards to be successful in the 21st century global society.

Bretta Snyder

Bretta Snyder


I am Mrs. Snyder, the school counselor at both Downsville and Knapp Elementary Schools.

The following is a description of School District of the Menomonie Area Elementary School Counseling Program:

Elementary Counselors…

…see children individually and in small groups on a short term basis.

…facilitate classroom guidance activities for all students.

…work with teachers, administrators and community agencies.

…work with parents to help their children achieve their fullest academic, social, and emotional potential.

The elementary counselor encourages parent involvement. Parents are invited to contact their child's counselor with any concerns, input and/or requests for assistance regarding their children.

An elementary school counselor helps…

…children develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves.

…children cope with family changes.

…children develop decision making and problem solving skills.

…students understand themselves in relation to their own career development.

…parents understand their child's emotions, behaviors and learning styles and assist them in meeting their child's needs.

…teachers and administrators in understanding and meeting the needs of all students in intellectual, personal, social and emotional areas.

…parents and teachers together develop services to make the school an optimal learning environment.

Feel free to contact me if I can assist you in any way.


Bretta Snyder

Email: [email protected]

Downsville Elementary

Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday Mornings

8:00AM- 4:00PM

Phone: 715-664-8546 ext 81103

Knapp Elementary

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday Afternoons

8:00AM- 4:00PM

Phone: 715-665-2131 ext 20109