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Niki Gibbons



Niki Gibbons has been a School Counselor in San Francisco Unified School District for 20 years. Her experience includes working at the Elementary and Secondary levels, in the following schools: Edison Elementary, Washington High School, Giannini Middle School; Head Counselor at Hoover Middle School, and Woodside Learning Center, SFUSD Court Schools at Juvenile Hall. She worked as a School Counselor at a Continuation High School in the East Bay for 5 years prior to coming to SFUSD. Currently, she is a new member of the project implementation team that will be deploying the new Student Information System in San Francisco USD. Her previous experience includes organizing and working with community groups; focus in community based organizations. She loves teaching, supervision, new ideas, and creativity, and is inspired by the work that the Graduate Students do. She has three adult children, and three grandchildren and feels truly blessed.

Research Areas

  • Organizing and working with community groups
  • Community based organizations


  • MA, Educational Administration, San Francisco State University