Jim Nichols, District Operations Director
Indian Hill School District
My #IHPromise – to work relentlessly curating a team of world-class professionals and creating unparalleled facilities to help our students learn and grow.
What I want you to know: Your child is in excellent hands.
Our professionals authentically care about your child as if they were our own. We create a nurturing environment dedicated to innovative learning for your child, and our team is never satisfied with status quo; our educators are continuous learners – always researching different approaches to growing students both academically and socially, and always on the lookout for best practice.
We understand that you are your child’s first teacher; throughout our District you are treated as a partner in the formal education of your child. Your input is valued and sought. Being a Brave is about building these relationships, and becoming part of a community. Our parents care about all of our students, our teachers work to ensure every child in our school succeeds, and our students enjoy learning and working collaboratively with their peers.
I have the privilege of helping our leaders find the most talented individuals to support our students and their learning - from the moment they get on our buses, in our classrooms, cafeterias, and playgrounds. We take great care in identifying team members who will be critical in your child’s journey. Equally important is the myriad services we provide to make sure our learning environment is optimal.
In the 20-plus years I have dedicated to serving students in education, my favorite moment each day remains the same – when I am with your child engaged in conversation about what they are learning. Seeing their excitement … well, that makes this the best job ever.
Welcome to the family.
Began serving the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District: 2011
1997-2003: Teacher, Building Coordinator, Loveland City School District
2003-2005: Assistant Principal, Fairfield City School District
2005-2011: Assistant Principal, Mason City Schools
2011-2020: Principal, Indian Hill Primary School
2020-Current: Director of Operations, Indian Hill Schools
1997: Ball State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K Endorsement)
2001: Wright State University, Master’s Degree in Education
2018: Miami University, Superintendent License