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Jessica Hare

Trustee Jessica HareBoard Trustee, Area 2
Term of Office: December 2020 - December 2024

Contact information: Email: jhare@mpusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 831-204-8829
 
Jessica is passionate about the health of students, families, staff, and the Monterey Peninsula Community. She grew up on the Monterey Peninsula, earned a nursing degree at the Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College, and is now pursuing a master’s degree in nursing administration. As a healthcare professional and long-time area resident, she recognizes the entrenched disparities in the community and their long-term, negative effects on learning, health, and quality of life. In the midst of the pandemic, Jessica has been volunteering at local food bank events, and after caring for COVID-positive patients at the local hospital, she is uniquely aware of the vulnerabilities within the community.
 
A mother of two school-age children who attend district schools, Jessica has been committed to serving her community as a healthcare professional and as the chairperson for the City of Seaside’s Homeless Commission. The pandemic and recent wildfires in California have traumatized local students and families, and Jessica’s skills and experience will help the district adapt to better serve the community’s needs. Jessica is excited to pursue bold and creative ways to bring a focus to health in all policies and further support MPUSD students and families, as well as certificated and classified staff and the larger Monterey Peninsula community.