Federal Programs Director
Jessica Baker assumed the role of Federal Programs Director for Hancock County School District in July 2022. Ms. Baker earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi followed by a Master in the Art of Teaching from William Carey University. Ms. Baker began her career as an alternate-route teacher in the Hattiesburg Public School District teaching all subjects to elementary-aged students. She co-founded the only local chapter of People-to-People International.
As a native of Bay St. Louis and a graduate of South Hancock and Hancock High School, Ms. Baker was thrilled to return to the coast and her home district in 2009 as Lead Teacher at Hancock High. Here, she was able to expand upon her experience, collaborate with a dedicated team of educators and supportive community leaders to significantly impact the culture and eventual success of our oldest Hawk students.
Ms. Baker returned to her elementary roots as Lead Teacher at East Hancock Elementary and then served as Assistant-Principal at E.H.E. She is proud to be a part of the team that helped earn E.H.E. the prestigious designation of National Blue Ribbon School.
Jessica and her daughter Brooke, a student at Hancock High School, enjoy spending time with their family and friends, seeking new adventures, traveling, and spending time with their sweet dog, Vivi. Ms. Baker prides herself on fostering creative solutions, building relationships and looks forward to maximizing Federal Programs resources to benefit the students and families of Hancock County School District.