Meet the Brenham ISD Communications and Community Services team!

Jessica Johnston, Dir. of Communications & Community Relations

Jessica Johnston began her teaching career in the Dallas area before joining the Brenham Independent School District in 2002 as a fifth grade science teacher. In 2010, Jessica moved to the BISD Technology Department as an Instructional Technology Specialist. Today, as Director of Communications and Community Relations, Jessica loves to tell the district’s story and share her passion for digital marketing and social media. She has a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from Sam Houston State University, and is currently working to earn a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Texas Tech University. She has been married to her husband David since 2000, and their sons Jake and Cooper both attend Brenham ISD schools.

Karem Chandler, F.A.M.E Liaison

Karem Chandler is a proud and happy wife to a wonderful man, and a mother to two exceptional children, Mauricio and Camila. During her 20 years in education, she has been privileged to serve students with special needs, students learning English as their second language, teachers, programs and parents. Karem recently joined the Brenham Independent School District as a parent liaison for the district and community under the title of F.A.M.E. (Families Actively and Meaningfully Engaged) Liaison. She is excited to help parents and our community get involved in the education of our children!

Georgiane Gessner, Community Services Associate

Georgiane Gessner is a Brenham native and proud member of the Brenham community. She attended every school within the Brenham Independent School District, and takes great pride in being a Brenham Cub! Georgiane and her husband, Martin Gessner Jr., were born and raised in Brenham, and have three children following in their parents’ footsteps by attending Brenham public schools. Although most of Georgiane’s career background is in the medical industry, she is passionate about serving her community and thrilled to be a part of Brenham ISD. Georgiane has been an active volunteer in Brenham public schools since 2014, and loves to help others learn and develop skills to achieve their goals.

Susan Pritchard, At-Risk Facilitator & Cool After School Coordinator

Susan Pritchard is originally from Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Texas State University in 1980. In 2008, Susan earned a graduate certificate in Community Education from the University of Wisconsin. Susan has been with the Brenham Independent School District for over 20 years, and has spent all of that time at Brenham Community Education. She is also the proud mother of two sets of twins that graduated from Brenham High School.

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