Bill Nicely Educator-in-Residence Bill Nicely is an educator-in-residence for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he will work on activities related primarily to the high school design portfolio within the Real World Learning initiative. Prior to joining the Foundation, Nicely’s career in public education spanned 32 years, including a variety of school administrative roles in districts of varying size and diversity. He taught physical science in his first teaching position at Louisburg High School in Kansas. More recently he served as superintendent of schools for the Kearney R-I School District and Superintendent of Schools with the Leeton R-X School District. Nicely earned his Associate of Science degree from Donnelly College, Bachelor of Science Education from Pittsburg State University, Master of Science degree in educational policy and leadership from the University of Kansas, and Doctor of Education in educational policy and leadership from NOVA Southeastern University.