Kiley Simms Named as HSWCHS Principal

Kiley Simms Named as HSWCHS Principal
Posted on 12/03/2019
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The Hot Springs School District Administration and School Board have named Mrs. Kiley Simms as the Hot Springs World Class High School Principal, starting December 3, 2019.  She has worked in the Hot Springs School District since 2007.

Simms is a native of Nebraska and moved to the Hot Springs area when she was eight. She graduated from Magnet Cove School District. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with minors in Spanish and History, and later a Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Education from Henderson State University. She also has special certifications as a National Board Certified Teacher and an International Baccalaureate Programme Extended Essay Scorer. 

“Mrs. Simms has built wonderful relationships with our students, and has established herself as a leader of integrity and educational expertise within the HSSD. We are confident that she will continue the foundation in place for world class learning and growth at our high school,” says HSSD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Nehus. 

“I am deeply rooted in the Hot Springs School District, and there is no other place I would rather be,” says Mrs. Simms. “I believe in our kids, and I believe in our mission within the Hot Springs community. Our team will continue to serve students and do everything that we can to prepare them for careers and college post graduation. It is an honor to be leading such an outstanding group of educators and students.”

Mrs. Simms says she pursued education as a profession because she loves the process of learning, and watching it play out for each student.  “The spark of new information, the struggle to grasp for understanding, and the relief and accomplishment of the final stages of learning - I love seeing this in students and then challenging them to carry the feeling they get when they learn to other areas of their lives,” she says. 

The mission of the Hot Springs School District is to educate and empower each student to graduate from high school college and/or career ready, respect diversity, and to be contributing members of a global society. Learn more at
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