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NEMS Tennis Team

Just three short years ago, tennis at Northeast High School in Kansas City was unheard of. In its 100+ year history, the school had never offered tennis as an MSHSAA sponsored sport. Now, thanks to the work of Franklin Fleming, Dr. James Sanders and the Northeast Middle and High School administrations, the school offers varsity tennis for boys and girls, and over 150 students are given access to tennis through Physical Education classes.

Administration

Brett Schriewer,Principal of NEMS

Welcome!

Greetings, I am Brett Schriewer and I am the principal of Northeast Middle School. I joined the Northeast Middle School Titan Family for the 2019-2020 school year. Outside of serving the NEMS as your principal, I enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, working with horses, researching my family genealogy, and spending time with my family.

 

My Education and Professional Background

My education career began in Katy, Texas in 2000 where I was a 6-12 science teacher and district science curriculum coordinator. From there I moved on to be an assistant principal and then a dean of instruction in both a K-12 and secondary settings. My next stop was serving as the principal of a K-12 charter school in Houston, prior to joining the KCPS team as a vice principal at Southeast High School and now as the principal of Northeast Middle School. Lifelong learning is important to me and I am currently working on my doctoral degree in Transformational Leadership from Northcentral University. In addition to my pursuit toward my doctorate, I have an associate degree in Biology, a bachelor’s degree in biology and Chemistry, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating educational environment in which to grow and mature, not only in educational subject matter but also emotionally, physically, and socially.

I believe schools that are informed, energetic, and thoughtful are successful schools. Schools need to have a positive climate and a supportive culture at all levels. Respect and open communication is key to this. I believe it is important for administrators, staff, faculty, and students to be on the same page and for policies to be developed with everyone’s input.

My Favorite Quote

“We can no longer educate students, so they can answer questions that can be looked up online, but rather we must educate them to be independent thinkers and possess the skills needed to answer questions that haven’t been asked yet.” Dr. Kim Silverman

Dawn Phillips-Simons, Vice Principal of NEMS
Welcome!

I am Mrs. Dawn Phillip-Simons, Assistant Principal. It is my privilege and pleasure to be part of the Kansas City Public School District and Northeast Middle School. I am originally from Chicago where I served as a teacher for grades K-12 and an Adjunct Faculty/Administrative member at Moraine Valley Community College. During 2014-2015, I was the science Chair and 7th grade science instructor here at NEMS and the proud instructor of our award-winning science program and science fair team. I joined the administration team as a Vice Principal in 2015.  I have continued in the Vice Principal position to date. 

My Educational and Professional Background

Education has been a lifelong passion. I’ve earned an AA-Business from Moraine Valley Community College-Chicago, a BA-Education K-12 from St. Xavier University-Chicago, an MA-Education K-12 from Governors State University -University Park and an Ed.S., from University of Missouri-Columbia in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. 

My Educational Philosophy

I believe strongly in positive thinking and creative problem solving. It is with this focus that I speak with my scholars continually in creating solutions that utilize disciplined thinking models as well as coloring outside the box whenever possible. My focus is to nurture our young scholars into brilliant, self-confident, self-disciplined citizens. 

I look forward to sharing the joy of learning with each scholar daily. Please join me in celebrating our excellent learning environment and endless opportunities.

My Favorite Quote

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

Albert Einstein

Touria Pratt, Vice Principal of NEMS
Welcome!

Hello!  My name is Touria Pratt and I have the privilege of serving as your Vice Principal this year.  I am married to my husband of twelve years, and together we have two beautiful children.  I was born and raised in Morocco, so I am fluent in Arabic!  Outside of my world of education, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and watching interesting documentaries.

My Education and Professional Background:

I began my teaching career in 2011 as a Middle School Math teacher with KIPP Endeavor Academy, I then transitioned to teaching High School Math at Liberty North for 8 years, and was recently a Math Teacher at Staley High School.  

I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois-Springfield, I earned my Master’s Degree in Teaching from Park University, and then I went on to complete my Educational Specialist Degree in Secondary School Administration from Northwest Missouri State University.

My Educational Philosophy:

I believe education is paramount to success.  Education is the preservation and enhancement of knowledge and the development of character within our society. It serves as children’s best preparation for the future.  Education gives individuals the power to think effectively and objectively.  It drives their capacity to find the truth and to fight prejudices & propaganda.

Schools are what help children develop their own capabilities for success in life; becoming effective citizens, workers, and parents.  Schools help students achieve personal academic success, have concern for the environment, concern for themselves and others, as well as learn about responsibility, leadership, and diversity.  Schools should provide all children equal access to education, regardless of their race, socio-economic status, or gender.

Ife Williams, Vice Principal of NEMS
Welcome!

Greetings! My name is Ife Williams and I am so excited to join the family here at Northeast Middle School. I am originally from St. Louis, MO where I raised two beautiful children, Monte II and De’Ja Marie. I love to read, travel and take my family fishing. 

My Education and Professional Background:

I join the district with 15 years of service within the St. Louis City and County school districts. I was blessed to teach students from kindergarten through high school including even a year of teaching high school French. Prior to joining KCPS, I led my district in Science scores while serving as the 6th and 7th Grade Level Chair for my building.

I graduated in the top 1% of my class from Beaumont High School and went on to secure a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Saint Louis University. After several successful years in the financial industry I returned to school and secured my Master’s of Arts in Teaching  and my Master’s of Education Administration from Missouri Baptist University. 

My Educational Philosophy:

Education is foundational to success, in every single facet of life. I believe in a relationship first environment in which every scholar has a voice. I have always advocated for scholar success and will continue to do the same in my new position within Northeast Middle School.

My Favorite Quote:  

“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”

 -Lin Pernille

 

 

 

 

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