Meet Our Office Team
Dr. Jesse Watson
Position: Executive Director
Education: Ed.D. Organizational Leadership, M.S. Educational Leadership, M.I.T. Teaching, B.A., NBCT
Jesse has worked in education for 23 years as a teacher and an administrator. She has been the executive director at SHAPA since 2012. Jesse spends her time living off grid and homesteading on 67 acres. She enjoys gardening and traveling. Jesse has traveled to 16 countries.
Position: School Counselor, Early College Advisor, 504 Coordinator
Education: BS in Psychology and Honors, MA in School Counseling, Nationally Certified Counselor
Kale joined SHAPA in 2017 as our School Counselor. He holds a Masters in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Kale has a passion for reducing the barriers impacting students’ lives and actively advocates for the success of every student.
Position: Business Manager
Education: B.S. Business Administration
About: Iannessa graduated from Eastern Oregon University. Previously worked for Portland Parks and Recreation Aquatics for 14 years and is delighted to join SHAPA this year. She enjoys making jewelry, spending time with family and friends, and being in nature.
Susan Watson joined SHAPA in 2018 as the Registrar and Attendance Secretary. She previously spent 17 years in the dental insurance industry as a provider relations representative. Susan places a high value on customer service and strives to assist families, students, and the teaching staff to ensure smooth transitions and clear communications.
Rebecca Swindle, Ph.D.
Position: Director of Technology
Rebecca researched Educator Support of LGBTQ+ Students in Secondary School. She loves working with homeschool families, nontraditional learners, and equitable learning spaces. Rebecca loves to hike and bike with her husband and 3 children.