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Get to Know Nesbit's Principal:

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Mrs. Hansen-Vera joined BRSSD in July of 2020. She has 17 years of experience in education having served as an elementary school teacher and administrator at the middle school level. Mrs. Hansen-Vera is a student-centered leader dedicated to building school cultures that best supports the social, emotional, and academic needs of all children. Her leadership is dedicated to supporting the teaching community and enriching parental involvement to collectively provide the best learning outcomes for all students.

Mrs. Hansen-Vera began her career as an elementary school teacher in the Evergreen School District in San Jose. Working with primary students, she quickly developed a passion for literacy with a focus in teaching writing. As a teacher, Mrs. Hansen-Vera found great joy inspiring students to find their voice, communicate their ideas, and express their opinions. These themes have remained true throughout Mrs. Hansen-Vera’s roles as an Instructional Coach, Teacher Induction Leader, Assistant Principal, Site Director, and in her current position as a Principal.

Mrs. Hansen-Vera is a New York City native. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Molloy College and a Master’s degree from California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) in Educational Leadership and Social Justice. Mrs. Hansen-Vera was named as CSUEB’s “40 Under 40” alumni honor for demonstrating dedication to her profession as well as philanthropic and personal endeavors.

On a personal note, Mrs. Hansen-Vera is a wife and mother of three: 15 yr. old twins Gabriel & Havana and 4 yr. old Scarlett. She enjoys podcasts, live music, and sightseeing. In July of 2018, her youngest daughter, Scarlett, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Scarlett successfully completed treatment September 27, 2020. Mrs. Hansen-Vera and her husband, Juan, dedicate their time to raising pediatric cancer awareness.


Principal’s Message

Dear Nesbit School,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

Nesbit School is a vibrant and dynamic community, and I am proud to be your principal! Everyday, TK-8th grade students come together to fill the classrooms with laughter, discussion, and critical thinking. Cooperative group work, engaging lessons, and interactive activities allow children to think, grow, and develop. At Nesbit School, we believe that everyone is better...together! 

Nesbit School community members are committed to creating a positive school for children. Teachers and staff carefully serve all of the students in their classes. Whether it be through Readers & Writers Workshop or Math problem-solving lessons, teachers engage students to work hard and take risks. Parent volunteers also contribute to our school with exciting enrichment programs and activities both during and after school. Organizations such as the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and SchoolForce greatly assist our community in being able to provide critical resources that directly help students!

I am grateful for the tremendous support and participation of Nesbit School's community members, and most importantly I appreciate our students for their ongoing commitment to learn and to maintain a positive school environment. Nesbit students are respectful, responsible, safe and inclusive!



Ryan Hansen-Vera



Nesbit School Virtual Mosaic

Meet Nesbit's Assistant Principal:

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Christina Spicker has been in education for twenty-five years. She spent fifteen of those years as a classroom teacher. She has over five years of experience as a Reading Intervention Specialist serving a diverse range of school communities including Title I schools. She also has site leadership experience and served four years as an elementary principal at Lomita Park Elementary School in Millbrae. 

After her principal experience, Christina took her talents to the District Office level where she continued to serve educators with Language and Literacy support. At this time, Christina is eager to be back serving students and teachers.

She is committed to joining a school community that aligns with her core values. Christina is a dynamic individual and she is passionate about supporting teachers, building relationships with students, and caring for families. Christina is proud to join the Puma family and to work as part of Nesbit's leadership team.