Kim Herring

Senior Specialist, East Team

Kim Herring is an NIET senior specialist for the East team. She joins NIET after spending 31 years in Cumberland County Schools with her most recent positions as administrator of student information and district testing coordinator. Prior to taking this position she was a high school math teacher at Cumberland County High School. Over the course of her 29 years at CCHS, she taught a diverse set of classes. Math classes included special education algebra to dual enrollment calculus, visual art, physics, computer programming, and AP computer science principles. 

Kim's dedication to education and the improvements it can make in a student's life led to her selection as Cumberland County 9-12 Teacher of the Year for 2017-18. She was also presented the 2014 National Center for Women and Information Technology Aspirations Educators' Award. In addition to teaching high school courses, Kim has also been an adjunct faculty member at Roane State Community College since the mid-'90s.

Outside the classroom, Kim has worked as a core coach, member of the Tennessee Mathematics Standards Review Committee, member of the TDOE TN Item Review and Item Writer Committees, and a district and regional leader in mathematics and data. She was also a member of the 2017-18 SCORE Teacher Fellowship. 

Kim holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tennessee Technological University in curriculum and instruction.


 Kim  Herring

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

Building the capacity of teachers is one of the primary ways to improve student outcomes. NIET's mission focuses on teachers because that investment will create the best learning environment for students. I am excited to be a part of helping teachers improve in their skills and abilities to teach students, and NIET does that at the highest level.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I could be found skydiving, bungee jumping, traveling, or spending time with my kids. I am generally the person who is out looking for the next adventure.