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District Leadership

Dr. Jessica Dain - School Superintendent






Jessica Dain grew up in Emporia, Kansas graduating from both Emporia High School and Emporia State University but has lived in the Kansas City Metro Area since 1995.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from ESU majoring in both English and Physical Education.  She also completed her Masters Degree from Emporia State University in School Administration, and completed her Doctorate from St. Louis University in Educational Leadership. 

Jessica has taught English at both the middle school and high school levels and has served as a school administrator and/or principal at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.  At the district level, Jessica has worked as a Director and Assistant Superintendent in the Teaching & Learning Department and as an Assistant Superintendent of both Administrative Services and Support Services.  Currently, Jessica is serving as the Superintendent of the Piper School District.

Jessica and her husband, Todd (Principal at Shawnee Mission South High School), have a son who attends Metropolitan Community College, one daughter who attends Northwest Missouri State University and plays soccer, and one daughter who an elementary special education teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children’s extracurricular activities, traveling, working-out, and reading. 

Dr. John Nguyen - Assistant School Superintendent

John Nguyen currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of the Piper School District.  Prior to stepping into this role, he previously served as a language arts teacher at Piper Middle School for eight years, assistant principal at Piper High School for two years, and principal of Piper High School for five years.  He is passionate about serving staff members, administrators, and the entire district to create environments where all students can learn, succeed, and become who they were meant to be.

Mitch Nutterfield - Director of Business and Operation


Jenny Hurley - Director of Human Resources

Katelyn Kaminski - Director of Communications


Mike Williams - Director of Facilities

James Grogan - Director of Technology

Darcey Bast - Director of Student Services