Hi, I'm Gina!
Having grown up in Johnson County, I know the advantages of attending great public schools. After a brief move to St. Louis, my husband and I made a deliberate choice to educate our children in Blue Valley. We gained valuable perspective on what children can accomplish when given access to amazing public school districts.
I began my career in banking, but soon realized my passions and talents were better matched working in the non-profit sector. For over ten years, I have worked in organizations focused on serving youth, all emphasizing positive development, the importance of mental health, and the ability of our youth to change the world. I am privileged to have been a part of teams that are truly making a difference in the lives of our children and am excited to bring my experience to the Blue Valley Board of Education.
My three children attend Blue Valley schools and I am proud to say that I am the mother of a special education student, an athlete, a scholar, a musician, and an artist. I have cried at the desks of principals, begging for additional help, and have cried tears of joy and pride as I watched my children succeed. With my youngest just starting middle school this fall, I have a vested interest in making sure a Blue Valley education remains world-class not only for my children, but for all our children, now and in the future.
Gina Knapp and her husband Christopher live in Overland Park with their three children. She has a business degree from the University of Kansas and an MBA in finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Gina works remotely as the Vice President of Finance for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. She currently serves as the treasurer for the Blue Valley Northwest Quarterback Club.