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Dr. Richard Kitzmiller

Richard Kitzmiller

Vice President

rkitzmiller@niswongerfoundation.org

A native of Sullivan County, Dr. Kitzmiller graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he received his bachelor and master degrees. He received his Doctorate of Education degree in 2001 from East Tennessee State University.  After graduation, Dr. Kitzmiller taught in Ohio and within the Knox County School System prior to returning to Kingsport in 1978.  In 1998, he was named Kingsport City School’s staff development coordinator, where he helped develop and initiate the system’s first staff development program.  He served as Superintendent of Kingsport City Schools from 2002 to 2011 and as STEM Coordinator for the Niswonger i3 Consortium.  He and his wife Rosey reside in Kingsport and his three sons attended and graduated from Kingsport City Schools.

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Denise Arnold

Denise Arnold

Director of College and Career Advising

darnold@niswongerfoundation.org


Barbara Bates

Barbara Bates

Scholarship & Leadership Assistant Director

barbara.bates@niswongerfoundation.org


Nancy Dishner

Dr. Nancy L. Dishner

President and CEO

nancy.dishner@niswongerfoundation.org


Richard Kitzmiller

Dr. Richard Kitzmiller

Vice President

rkitzmiller@niswongerfoundation.org


Larry Neas

Larry Neas

Director of Special Projects

larry.neas@niswongerfoundation.org


Kathy O'Dell

Kathy O'Dell

Office Manager

kathy.odell@niswongerfoundation.org


Rita Sexton

Rita Sexton

Administrative Assistant

rsexton@niswongerfoundation.org


Robin  Shepherd

Robin C. Shepherd

CFO