My name is Drew Blessing. I'm a Nebraska native, grew up in Ogallala, and have called Kearney home for 12 years. My wife, Brittany, and I have been married for 6 years and we have a 2.5 year old son, Karson.
I love the Kearney community and can't envision us living elsewhere. I'm active in the community as a way to give back and continue to improve the place I love to call home.
Education is my passion and has been a part of my story since I graduated from college in 2010. My first job after graduating was at Ogallala Public Schools, and then on to Educational Service Unit 10, which is what brought me to Kearney. I have also volunteered with CoderDojo and Hour of Code, helping children explore technology, and on my church board of education.
My passion for education continues as I serve on the Kearney school board and seek re-election. Over the last four years I have advocated for students both locally and across the state. I serve on the Nebraska Association of School Board Legislation Committee, engaging state senators and advocating for schools. I'm also a trustee for the Nebraska Liquid Asset Fund and in 2020 served on the NDE Launch Nebraska Leadership and Planning committee to provide resources to help schools as they reopened during the pandemic.
I am thankful to serve the Kearney community on the school board and would be honored to serve another term. I represent all families and all students from every background.
I ask for your support and vote for our children, our future.
Educational Volunteer Service
Beyond my current role on the Kearney school board, I also support education in a variety of other ways.
- Nebraska Liquid Asset Fund Trustee: "NLAF provides school districts and a range of other governmental entities effective tools for meeting their cash flow and short term investment needs."
- Nebraska Association of School Boards Legislation Commitee Member: "The Legislation Committee of the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) exists to formulate and advance the legislative goals and positions for the NASB member organizations."
- Chadron State College Foundation Trustee: "Trustees are ambassadors, advocates, enthusiastic communicators, donors, and play an integral role in leadership development and sustainable funding activities."
- Kearney Public Schools Foundation
- Two $1,000 scholarships awarded to students that will attend a 4-year college or university.
- Five $300 dual-credit scholarships for students taking classes in skilled and technical sciences. Example classes include automotive, construction, and welding.
- Chadron State College Foundation
- One $3,000 scholarship awarded to a current or transfer student.
The following are education-related organizations my family supports through monetary donations: