Return to Learn: BIRSST Team Support

BIRSST teams are available to support schools that teach students who have sustained a concussion or brain injury. ESU 8 BIRSST team members can assist schools and Concussion Management Teams (CMT) thorough consultation, trainings, and resource materials.  BIRSST is an acronym for Brain Injury Regional School Support Team.

Nebraska is divided into five regional school support teams. The Northeast Region BIRSST team includes members representing ESUs 1, 7 and 8.  ESU 8 members are Sonya Simons (ESU 8 School Psychologist) and Jill Bates (ESU 8 Assistant Administrator/Nursing Coordinator).

ESU 8 BIRSST Team Members – Contact Information

Photo of Sonya Simons Photo of Jill Bates
Sonya Simons
ESU 8 School Psychologist
ssimons@esu8.org
(402)887-5041

Jill Bates
ESU 8 Assistant Administrator and
Nursing Coordinator
jbates@esu8.org
(402)887-5041 ext. 1224