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Get to Know Nesbit's Principal:

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:

Mrs. Carter is a passionate educator who has worked in education for the past 14 years as a teacher, literacy coach, and department head. She has experience both in the classroom and guiding teachers in grades K-8. Most recently, she worked as a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University supporting schools across the United States. She is passionate about educating the whole child and creating joyful, nurturing, and supportive school environments.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree from American University and a Master’s degree in Child Development and Education from Tufts University. She is originally from Texas, but has lived on the East Coast, West Coast, and overseas. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, biking, and traveling.