Magnolia School Board member Emily Jester

The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) announced that January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Arkansas.  School board members play an essential role in our community. The Magnolia School District will join other districts in Arkansas in celebration of our board by thanking them for the time, talents, and knowledge they bring to our district and for their commitment to the families and children of our community.  The elected school board members give our Magnolia citizens a voice in education decision making.  Superintendent John Ward stated, “While we make a special effort to show our appreciation in January, their contribution is a year-round commitment.” 

The members serving the Magnolia School District are Emily Jester, Roger Loper, Jason Ray, Steven Souter, and Mike Waters. 

The school board member spotlight for today is Emily Jester.  Mrs. Jester is a native of Gladewater, TX and graduated from Gladewater High School.  She attended Southern Arkansas University where she earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees.  Emily is married to 1999 MHS graduate, Jeffrey Jester and they have two children, Hays and Margo.   Emily was first elected to the Magnolia School Board in 2022.  She serves Zone 5 and her term will expire in 2025.