Brandon Allen

Brandon Allen

Social Worker

Brandon Allen, Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa Social Worker

About

I was born and raised in Redding, California. I’m passionate about providing social work services within a school setting and believe that schools have the capacity to be a community center for the youth and families they serve. I’m a member of the Mechoopda Indian tribe of Chico California and author of a children’s book titled The Very Lonely Boy.

Roles at Quest Forward Academy

Social Worker

Credentials
  • BA in Youth Ministry from Simpson University in Redding California
  • MSW from UC Berkeley
Before Quest Forward Academy

Prior to Quest Forward Academy, I attended UC Berkeley’s MSW program where I specialized in school-based social work. I spent two years interning in public school settings. Before attending grad school, I worked for Seneca Family of Agencies in Sonoma County. At Seneca I supervised a school-based program called Keeping Kids in School which provides case management services for school districts across Sonoma County.

Why I chose to work here / What I’m most looking forward to

I chose Quest Forward Academy because I am a fan of smaller school settings and the project-based learning model. I appreciate that Quest Forward Academy provides an alternative for students who don’t feel that the traditional public school setting is a good fit for them. Iā€™m looking forward to becoming part of the Quest Forward Academy community and finding creative ways to help meet the needs of the students, staff, and families.

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