Superintendent Biography

Hannah Nieskens has been an educator for 20 years as a teacher, Dean of Students, Elementary Principal, Middle/High School Principal, and now Superintendent. Hannah has earned several college degrees including B.S. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Technology in Education, M.Ed. PK-12 School Administration, and E. Juris Doctor.

Before serving as Whitehall Superintendent, Hannah was the Whitehall Middle and High School Principal for four years. In 2018, she was awarded Montana Principal of the Year. Hannah was further recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as one of three finalists for 2019 National Principal of the Year.

Hannah grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but moved to Montana in 1996 to attend college at MSU Bozeman. She previously worked in the Billings (MT), Clark County (NV), and Wolf Point (MT) school districts. In 2003, she received a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program Award.

She has been happily married to her husband, Kelly, for 15 years, and they have three great kids. She is an avid reader in her free time and also like spending time with friends and family attending community sports events, gardening, camping, and boating.