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Principal Heather Kristensen


Heather Kristensen is the principal for Big Picture Learning Windsor and was a founding faculty member for North Bay Met Academy, BPL Windsor’s predecessor. Kristensen taught Social Sciences and English in Sonoma County for thirteen years, and she served as an Advisor and English teacher for six years at NBMA prior to taking over the top job in 2023. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. 

Kristensen knows what she wants to bring to the table as principal of this unique school. “I plan to be a clear communicator who is kind and leads with love,” she said. “I will keep Big Picture Learning Windsor at the forefront of educational reform and grow our program in Windsor. I will begin by focusing on a few of the BPL distinguishers: school culture, authentic assessment, and building parent and family engagement.”

When she is not at school, Kristensen spends time with her family, and enjoys hiking, camping, and going to baseball games. She is an avid reader of historical fiction, and also enjoys bird watching and pollinator-friendly gardening




Diana Rudesill is the primary counselor for BPL Windsor and a founding member of Big Picture Learning in the Windsor Unified School District.  Diana is dedicated to providing the social, emotional and mental support for all of her students. She works hard to create a culture of kindness, creativity and connection within the school community. With over 30 experience, Diana teams up with the other BPL educators  to help find the unique learner in every student, and helps students find their passion and purpose

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Diana Rudesill


(707) 687-7535

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Jeremiah Kahmoson

Education Specialist

(707) 687-7541





Jeremiah Kahmoson, BPL Windsor’s Education Specialist, has been a champion of Alternative Education in WUSD since 2010. He is a founding member of the Windsor Big Picture Learning community, and  leads the BPL Windsor Riding For Focus Program. He  is an avid believer in activity based learning and real world experience as a foundation for student growth. 




Dana Jones has been in the Windsor Unified School District since 2003. She is one of the founding teachers of Big Picture Learning at Windsor. As a Learning Through Interest Coordinator, she digs into students' desires and helps connect them to real-world mentors to enhance their educational experience. 

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Dana Jones

Advisor/Internship Coordinator
707-687-7537 (office)