Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jessica Hawkins, Ed. S.

Jessica Hawkins is an educator of 11 years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri, Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University and an Educational Specialist degree in School Leadership from Webster University. After teacher for seven years, Jessica joined the District in 2017 as a Teacher Instructional Leader. Having experience in both urban and suburban school settings, Mrs. Hawkins has been able to truly see the inequities across the St. Louis area. She is strongly committed to dismantling systems of that do not seek to benefit all students. Her desire is to ensure Pershing is a place where all students and staff have a voice and are empowered to take risks, ask questions and dream big. 
In her free time, Mrs. Hawkins enjoys being outdoors, listening to music and spending time with her husband Corey and her two year old daughter. Mrs. Hawkins is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.