Krista Jacobsen

Director of Admissions

University of Nevada, Reno - B.A.
Sierra Nevada College

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Krista graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in English and history. After graduation, Krista married and had a daughter. While staying home with her daughter, she continued her postgraduate study in education. She attended Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, where she graduated with honors, was awarded her elementary education teaching credential and began working towards her master's degree in literacy. Krista has been teaching for 12 years, beginning her career in public schools in Reno, Nevada.  When not at school, Krista enjoys spending time on the beach with her family and watching her daughter, Avery, play soccer.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.