Crysti Jones

Position: Learning Specialist
Categories: All Staff, Student Support

Arizona State University – BA Elementary Education
Rio Salado Community College – Certification as a reading specialist
Vanderbilt University – M.Ed. Special Education

Crysti Jones is a learning specialist who started her teaching journey in 2003 and has since worked in private, public, charter, and international Pre-K through College classrooms in multiple states and countries as a teacher, learning specialist, and director of curriculum and instruction. Outside of the classroom, Crysti has served as a Japan Club advisor, high school swim coach, and girls’ volleyball coach. She’s excited to join the JCHS community and add parochial school to her list!

During graduate school, she worked in the Education and Brain Science Research Lab and conducted her own research study in Nashville Public Schools looking at reading program implementation in secondary schools. This experience drove her passion for research and neuroscience, which she regularly weaves into her 1:1 sessions with students as a way to help them better understand how their brain works. When she’s not supporting students at JCHS, Crysti works as an Educational Therapist with The Integrated Clinic .

Crysti has hopped from Arizona to Tokyo, to Nashville, to LA, before landing in the East Bay with her partner and son, Ari. If she finds time to do something other than work, she’s most likely cross-stitching ridiculously detailed photos, swimming with the local Master’s club, trekking her son in a bike trailer along the Bay bike path, attempting to keep her collection of cacti alive, or rolling die in a game of DnD.

Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777

The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.

JCHS is Title IX compliant. Find out more here.

JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:

Key Dates 2022-2023

This calendar is subject to change.
Please refer to the JCHS website calendar for the most up-to-date information

Tuesday, August 23Freshman Welcome Retreat
Wednesday, August 24Transfer Orientation
Thursday, August 25 First Day of Classes
Monday, September 5No Classes – Labor Day
Thursday, September 8Back to School Night/New Parent Orientation
Friday – Sunday, September 23-25All-School Shabbaton
Monday – Tuesday, September 26-27 .No Classes – Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 28No Classes – Professional Development Day
Tuesday, October 4Virtual Day – 2:20 Early Release – Erev Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 5No Classes – Yom Kippur
Monday – Tuesday, October 10-11No Classes – Sukkot
Monday – Tuesday, October 17-18No Classes – Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah
Thursday, November 10No Classes – Faculty Meeting Day /Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)
Friday, November 11No Classes – Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 21Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week
Tuesday, November 22Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week
Wednesday – Friday, November 23–25No Classes – Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 19 – Monday, January 2No Classes – Winter Break
Tuesday, January 3Classes Resume
Monday, January 16No Classes – MLK Day
Thursday, February 16Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)
Friday, February 17No Classes – Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, February 20No Classes – Presidents Day
Sunday – Monday, March 5–20Journey (Grade 11)
Sunday – Thursday, March 12-16Journey (Grades 9, 10 & 12)
Friday, March 17No Classes for Grades 9, 10 & 12 – Journey Recovery Day
Tuesday, March 21No Classes for Grade 11 – Journey Recovery Day
Monday – Friday, April 3–14No Classes – Pesach Break
Friday, May 26No Classes – Shavuot I
Monday, May 29No Classes – Memorial Day
Friday & Monday – Thursday, June 2 & 5-8Final Exams (Grades 9-11)
Thursday, June 8Graduation