Jessica Hembree

Shawnee Mission School Board, South Area, Overland Park, KS

As a mother to three sons and long-time children’s health advocate, Jessica is uniquely suited to serve her community as a member of the Shawnee Mission School Board. Jessica spent fifteen years as an advocate for children’s health, including projects focused on school-based mental health services. Jessica holds her Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University.

She believes in positive whole child outcomes–including academic achievement and social-emotional well being–for all the diverse students in Shawnee Mission. She also knows that teachers are the most important factor in student success, so her support begins with quality teachers and leaders.