A Pacific Northwest Native, Jessie Mohandessi grew up in Seattle but spent many years traveling down to Vancouver to visit family and finally made it her home in 2004. While living up north, Jessie gave a year of service to our country in the Americorp program working at Meeker Jr. High, specializing in violence prevention programing. Jessie studied ASL and interpreting for over six years and worked and volunteered in the deaf community there. Jessie and her family joined the Gardner School in 2008. Her oldest son is a graduate of the Gardner School, and her youngest two children are current students. “Finding The Gardner School has given my children a wonderful community to teach and care for them and it has given me that as well.” Jessie became the Admissions Coordinator in 2012 and loves it!