NIS Survivors

The NIS Survivors are a group of alumnae who attended NIS in the 1970s.  We are united by the trauma we suffered at NIS: we were sexually abused by NIS middle school science teacher, administrator, and basketball coach Jim Hawkins.

It is our hope that, together, we will help NIS understand how important it is to hear and honor the experience of survivors, to do everything possible to right the wrongs of the past, and to create positive change that puts the safety of children first.  That is a bright future for the entire NIS community.

Read our letter to the NIS Community
READ ONE SURVIVOR’S STORY: “What Jim Hawkins Did to Me”