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Mr. Jim McNiece, Chairman
1213 Manchester Court
Wichita, KS 67212
(316) 729-9742 (home)

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  • Represents the following school districts located in south central Kansas, including a portion of Wichita, District 10
  • Elected to the State Board in 2012; elected Chairman in 2015 
  • Committee Assignments — State Board Communications Team, Coalition of Innovative Districts Board representative
  • President-elect for the National Association of State Boards of Education
  • 39 years experience as a teacher, coach and principal in Kansas, serving both public and private schools ranging in size from 2A to 6A
  • Former Principal of the Year and recipient of the “Excellence in Public Service” award
  • Participated on numerous state committees as well as professional and community boards during his educational career

Mr. McNiece earned his Master’s degree in Secondary School Administration as well as an Education Specialists Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Fort Hays State University. He has his wife Christina reside in Wichita. They have two grown children.

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Peggy Hill

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