Principal/Mission

Head shot Josie Herrera Principal

Josie Herrera
Principal 

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the new principal of this wonderful community! I’m so excited to join the Nieman Family. I’m a product of the Shawnee Mission School District. I attended Bluejacket, Hocker and SM North. After graduation I earned my bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and my master’s degree from the University of Kansas City, Missouri. During my time as an educator, I’ve served as a preschool teacher, an elementary and high school art teacher in both the public & private sectors in the US and in Mexico. I’ve been an adjunct professor, an elementary and high school administrator, and have had the joy of being in education for over 30 years. My family and I live in the Shawnee Mission District and, all three of my boys graduated from SM North.

Our Nieman staff will continue to work together to ensure academic success and personal growth of each and every student. We want to build positive relationships with our students and their families to ensure a strong foundation for learning and student success. We appreciate the support, commitment and involvement of our parent community. We are proud to partner with you in the education of your children and we thank you for sharing them with us!

As the year begins, I look forward to meeting all of the Nieman families. I'm excited to begin working with you to make this year great! ​I encourage each of you to join our Nieman PTA to help make our school the very best it can be. Everyone has something special to offer, and we need your help.

Education is my passion, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to live it each day. Thank you for trusting us with your children! If you have any questions, comments or concerns - please feel free to contact me at any time.

Josie Herrera

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures” – Cesar Chavez