Jessica Nichols grew up in Wisconsin where she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She and her husband made the Kansas City area home in 1988. After staying home to raise four children, Mrs. Nichols started teaching preschool and later went on attend Ottawa University for her teaching credentials. She also holds a Master’s in Education from Baker University. She taught the past eight years in Blue Valley School District in Kansas.
Mrs. Nichols enjoys reading, running in 5Ks, and spending time with her family. Her children range in age from 22 to 28 and live in Korea, Seattle, Colorado, and Chicago. Her family welcomed a second grandson in August.