Vote Drew Blessing for Kearney Board of Education (District 7)
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About

Drew Blessing

My wife, Brittany, and I absolutely love Kearney and want to be an active part of the community. I look forward to the opportunity to help shape our students’ futures.

I will:

  • Listen to the concerns of the community
  • Collaborate with the board of education, administrators and teachers
  • Find solutions that lead to the best opportunities for our students
  • Connect with the community with transparency

My background will allow me to bring a unique perspective to the board. I worked in the public school system at both Ogallala Public Schools and Educational Service Unit 10. Through ESU 10 I served the Greater Nebraska Educational Network Consortium delivering educational technology solutions to schools throughout south central and western Nebraska. For three years I was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Board of Education and served as co-chair for one year.

Since then I have volunteered with many community organizations and events that seek to introduce students to different technology. At the 2014 Broadband Connecting Nebraska Conference I hosted a workshop exploring ‘maker’ (DIY) technology like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Additionally, I help with the Kearney area CoderDojo, a free, volunteer-led programming club for young people.

Issues

The most important aspect of education is our students. Everything we do needs to focus on the best outcomes for them.

  • STEM/STEAM Curriculum

    Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are so critical to learning today. We need to ensure our students are given opportunities to explore these concepts within the classroom.

  • Safety

    Unfortunately, today there are numerous threats facing our schools and students. We must do everything within our power to ensure a safe and secure learning environment.

  • Budget/Finances

    Budget woes can lead to cutting programs and staff, and also cause undue anxiety and distractions. We need to ensure our schools are well-funded, but also be good stewards of the money we do have.

Election Information

3 seats are up for election this year and voters will be allowed to vote for up to 3 candidates.

General Election Date

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Kearney Board of Education vote goes directly to the General Election ballot and will not appear in the Primary.

Register to Vote

Residents must be registered to vote by October 19, 2018, in order to vote in the November 6 election. Visit the Nebraska Online Voter Registration site or the Buffalo County Election Commissioner's office if you are not registered.

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Contact

Please contact me with questions or concerns related to education and Kearney Public Schools.
I look forward to hearing from the community and learning more about our schools and how I may serve.

Email

oi.gnisselb@draobspk+werd

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