Mr. Jim Mc Niece was elected to serve on the Kansas State Board of Education in November of 2012. He represents District 10 which includes parts of South Central Kansas, as well as a portion of the City of Wichita. Mr. Mc Niece has served for over 30 years as a teacher, coach and principal in the State of Kansas in both public and catholic schools ranging in size from class 2A to 6A . In 2009 he retired from the Wichita School District following service at both Northwest and Northeast Magnet High Schools. Mr. Mc Niece also served as principal at Bishop Carroll and Udall High Schools.
During his career Mr. Mc Niece served on numerous state committees along with professional and community boards. He has presented at national and regional conferences on a variety of educational issues and topics and served on state, regional and national school evaluation teams.
His schools have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement at the national level (New American High School, US Department of Education), state level (Challenge Award, State of Kansas) and local level (Good Apple Award, Wichita). Mr. Mc Niece was recognized as the Kansas High School Principal of the Year and was also awarded the “Excellence in Public Service” for his community involvement and service.
Mr. McNiece has a Bachelor of Science in History from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kansas and a Masters of Science in Secondary School Administration as well as a Education Specialists Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ft. Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. He and his wife Christina have been married for 35 years and have two children. Christina is a high school Assessment Coordinator, Josh works with developmentally disabled adults and Jamie is a Family and Consumer Science middle school teacher.