Staff

Alexis Gibson

I am filled with enthusiasm to be a School Counselor in Bay Area, California! My counseling career started in Florida seven years ago. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications specializing in Magazine Journalism.  I utilized these talents as a middle school Language Arts teacher and tutor inspiring other young, developing writers. You may hear me reference poet Dr. Maya Angelou who has been an inspiration of hope in my life along with my mother.  After receiving my Masters of Science degree in School Guidance and Counseling, I’ve developed and facilitated professional developments, parent workshops and classroom guidance lessons that promote social-emotional growth for all students. I challenge myself to bring the words of Dr. Angelou to life: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

Jessie Dorin

Hi, I’m Jessie. Originally from Idaho, I’m a National Board certified high school English teacher with a Masters in Education. I have almost 2 decades of experience working in classrooms with students from trauma. 12 of those years included working in Trauma-Embracing schools, helping to develop behavioral, academic, and attendance intervention practices and creating and implementing Trauma-Embracing, therapeutic lesson plans.

I am a trained facilitator of Restorative Practices. I also am trained in: Supporting grieving children and families; Identifying and addressing grief discrimination experienced by children of color; How to support all children through traumatic events.

In the past 6 years, I have created and facilitated workshops, presentations, and full-day inservice trainings on Trauma-Embracing classroom strategies and curriculum for school districts, teacher education programs, individual schools, and county offices of education. 

When I’m not teaching or training about Trauma, I’m getting schooled by my two lively daughters, ages 4 and 7. While writing and gardening are hobbies that I enjoy, I’m still trying my best to make meditation stick.

Jag Nesbit

Hello. My name is Jagdeep and I’m born and raised in sunny California. I have worked in K-12 education throughout the Sacramento and Bay Area, over 23 years of experience with over fourteen years as a School Counselor and most recent as a Behavior Analyst.  I am a graduate of U.C. Davis Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Science, USF’s Masters in School Counseling, obtained my Administrators Credential, and am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. With this background I have developed presentations, strategies and interventions to shift behavior in the classroom and/or home environment, creating a college/career going culture to support all communities with options for their future. In addition, in the past 5 years I have presented to a range of educators and mental health providers in ways to support our Asian Indian communities in California while society continues to change and evolve.

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