Jessica, an incumbent of Shawnee Mission School Board, is up for re-election as a District Member 3 representative, dedicated to supporting and continuing the district's excellent track record. Despite facing unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Shawnee Mission School District persevered, and Jessica is proud of the progress the district has made even in these trying times.
As a candidate, Jessica focuses on three core priorities. Her top priority is putting students first, ensuring that the school district continues to offer the best possible education to students. Her second focus is attracting and retaining exceptional educators who will help students achieve academic success and career growth. Jessica's third core priority is ensuring safe learning environments where students can thrive emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually.
Jessica was first elected to the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education in 2019, earning a seat for a four-year term in January 2020. She will again appear on the ballot in November 2023. She is the owner of a small business that provides strategy, learning, and evaluation services for advocacy nonprofit organizations. Hembree is a passionate fifth-generation Kansan and a settled resident of Overland Park for the last fifteen years. She has been married to her high school sweetheart and has three sons, aged 13, 10, and 6, all of whom attend Shawnee Mission Schools.
With a wealth of experience and an unwavering commitment to students, educators, and the community, Jessica is the ideal candidate to serve the Shawnee Mission School District.