• Thank you all for the warm welcome to the Whitehall community! I am pleased to be the new principal of Whitehall High School. I look forward to meeting and getting to know students and families over the course of the school year.


    A little about myself ….. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but moved to Montana 19 years ago to attend college at MSU Bozeman. I have since completed numerous college degrees including B.S. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Technology in Education, and M.Ed. PK-12 School Administration. I am currently completing my second year of law school to earn an Executive Juris Doctorate in Education Law.  That will be my last degree!


    I have 15 years of experience as an educator including teacher and administrator assignments at elementary, middle school, and high school levels. I have previously worked in the Billings (MT), Clark County (NV), and Wolf Point (MT) school districts. I was honored in 2003 to accept a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program Award.


    On a personal note, I have been happily married to my husband, Kelly, for 11 years and have three great kids (son Joshua age 19, daughter Charity age 10, and daughter Hope age 8). I am an avid reader in my free time and also like spending time with friends and family attending community sports events, riding horses, camping, hiking, and boating.


    Go Trojans! I am looking forward to a fabulous year!

    You can contact me via e-mail at: hnieskens@whitehallmt.org or office phone: 287-3862 extension 106