Meet The Team
Jessica London Jacobs
A teacher of for over two decades, I have spent the last 15 years also consulting and advocating for students in public and private schools, homeschoolers, and child actors and athletes. My professional consulting services have led to exceptional college admissions, improved grade point averages, drop-outs earning diplomas, and students' voices being heard. I advise, edit, tutor, and evaluate and arm my students with the tools to succeed in any type of schooling situation. My clients are mostly in San Francisco and Los Angeles, however, I also work with students on the East Coast, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. I’ll work with your family to create a customized plan of action for your student, whether it relate to college applications, test preparation, home- or-unschooling, cleaning up transcripts, advanced math/writing tutoring, or early college.. Get in touch to learn more about my vision and consulting approach.
Megan Grieco is a teacher originally from New York State with a passion for sustainability, environmental and social justice, and teaching children how to listen to their minds and bodies. With seven years of teaching experience, Megan took this past year to dedicate time to international exploration. She spent time in Peru and Colombia with the purpose of learning about unfamiliar cultures and spending time on sustainable farms to discover how to bring these practices into the classroom. Megan moved to Topanga a year and a half ago. She holds a bachelor's degree in general education and master's degrees in Literacy and Special Education. Megan is passionate about making changes to education, which is what led her to PETALS.
Haille Trimboli is a former public school teacher who has fallen in love with holistic education. Haille was a public school student who didn't fit into the traditional mold by the end of her education. She graduated high school at age 16 and went on to take classes at the local community college in Sacramento, CA. She received her Bachelors of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration in 2013 and went on to earn her Masters of Arts in Teaching in 2016. After earning her Masters she taught in Oregon public schools, various private schools, and international schools, and quickly got burnt out on rigid standards, grading, testing, and discipline. After reading more about holistic education, Haille made the switch into teaching and mentoring students through holistic education practices, which ultimately led her to the PETALS community.