The JKBS Team


What do you enjoy the most about working with JKBS students?

Kellie Bell: Administrator

I have been the site administrator at JKBS for the last 13 years, but I have been at the school for 18 years! I love working in alternative education for many reasons, but mostly because we have the ability to do things differently than a regular classroom. Many of our students have struggled in traditional education classrooms. Because of our small size, we are able to find what works best for each student and help them achieve successes each day. It’s such a great feeling when we are able to send students back to the regular schools knowing we’ve helped them overcome some difficulties and given them the tools they need to be successful.

Rebecca Hill: Teacher

I love that no day is the same. I love seeing that lightbulb come on when a student figures something out or realizes that they can accomplish their goals. Being at JKBS for so many years, I've seen dozens of students come and go and with each one, I have learned something about myself as an educator that I didn't know before. My favorite thing is being able to help the students see their potential and help them achieve it.

Jane Pace: Instructional Assistant

After earning an Art Degree at Chapman University and raising three children in Orange Ca, my husband and I returned to my home town of Bishop to start a new chapter in our lives. Having the opportunity to give back to a community that I love by working at JKBS has been a fulfilling experience. I enjoy each of our student’s unique creativity and the way they see the world. It is fun getting to know each of our students by exploring their creative side. We have some very talented students at JKBS.