Ms. Niemeyer is currently in her fourth year as the Head Director of Choirs at Forest Meadow Junior High in the Richardson ISD, serving previously as associate director for five years. In addition to directing choirs at Forest Meadow, Ms. Niemeyer works with colleagues and choirs at Lake Highlands High School, Lake Highlands Freshman Center, and the area elementary schools. On her campus, Ms. Niemeyer is the NJHS sponsor, a mentor teacher, and was selected as Teacher of the Month in 2009 and FMJH PTA’s Teacher Excellence for the 2012-2013 school year. In addition, Ms. Niemeyer was humbled and honored to be named a STARS teacher for RISD the 2014-2015 school year.
Ms. Niemeyer holds a BBA in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, and BA in Music, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech, she was a member of University Choir as well as Madrigal Singers and was selected to be an Ambassador for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Beyond her collegiate studies, Ms. Niemeyer has completed all four levels of coursework for her Kodály Certification at the West Texas Kodály Institute and is a member of TMEA and TCDA.
The 2016-17 school year is Mrs. Williams' ninth year of teaching, and second year at FMJH; she previously taught in Mesquite ISD at Kimbrough MS. Kirsten holds a BA in Music Education, Summa Cum Laude, from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education, Summa Cum Laude, at Texas A&M-Commerce. While at Michigan State, Kirsten was a member of the MSU Chorale and had the opportunity to perform at the National ACDA Conference in 2007 under the direction of Dr. David Rayl. Kirsten is an active member of the musical organizations TMEA, TCDA, and TMAA; she also currently serves as TMEA Region III MS Vocal Chair. Under Kirsten's direction, her choirs have continuously earned UIL Sweepstakes awards and Best in Class at festivals.
Kirsten is married to "the boy next door," husband Matthew; they have an adorable and busy 1.5 year old daughter, Hannah! Their house is also filled with fur babies- sweet cat Riley, and two very rambunctious rescue kittens Winston & Maggie.