Jay Jasper was born and raised in Sacramento, California, like much of his family before him. As a compassionate individual, Jay found himself drawn to a life of service.
He graduated from Elk Grove High School and attended Saint Mary’s College of California. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, he sought additional direction and training at John F. Kennedy University, where he pursued a Master’s in Holistic Health Education. While in the degree program, he shifted to a Certificate in Conflict Resolution, a crucial asset in his career.
Initially, Jay worked for Wells Fargo Bank for 3 years as a licensed investment representative. Feeling unsatisfied in the financial sector, Jay Jasper applied to Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP), which is a large non-profit organization in Northern California that serves youth and adults with mental health disabilities. As a Transition Specialist, he worked with at-risk youth, ages 16 to 21 make successful transitions from high school to adult life and independence.
He was inspired to get a Master of Science degree in Career and School Counseling while working full time at TPCP. When a hiring freeze changed his plans, he worked for a year and a half at Citibank as a Client Financial Analyst. In 2005, he finally secured his first job at a public school working as a High School Counselor in Fairfield. A year later he was hired in the Elk Grove USD as a Transition Specialist. In 2010, Jay Jasper accepted a job as a High School Counselor at Pleasant Grove High School.
In 2018, Jay Jasper partnered with a small group of educators to transform a struggling continuation school in Placer County. He helped implement a new initiative called Big Picture Learning, which focused on student empowerment, identifying student needs, passions, and interests while offering the best possible education and resources.
Jay Jasper now provides vocational rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities. Jay takes a…
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