Michael Nitti has been an educator for over 25 years in New Jersey and has extensive experience in all aspects of school operations, with particular expertise in the areas of personnel, governance, and legal matters. Mr. Nitti has been the Superintendent of The Ewing Public Schools, a diverse Pre K-12 district of over 3,700 students, five schools and a 70 million dollar budget, since July of 2009. Prior to being promoted to the Superintendent position, Mr. Nitti served as Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Ewing for four years, with direct oversight over human resources, negotiations and curriculum.
Before joining Ewing, Mr. Nitti was the Director of Human Resource for the Jackson Township Public Schools where he was responsible for all personnel functions emanating from a 1,600 employee labor force in a rapidly growing K-12 district of nine schools, almost 10,000 students, and a $120 million dollar budget. Special challenges at Jackson included opening an elementary school, the staffing implications of redistricting, and the planning of a new high school.
Mr. Nitti began his career as a social studies teacher at Freehold Township High School, where he taught for a decade in the Social Studies Department and International Studies Specialized Learning Center, serving students from all levels ranging from remedial and inclusion classes to Honors and Advanced Placement courses. He has also served as an athletic coach, building administrator and a K-12 district-level supervisor of curriculum and instruction during his career in education.
Mr. Nitti has been an Adjunct Professor of School Law for the College of New Jersey’s Graduate Program in Educational Administration since 2006. He was the President of the Mercer County Superintendents Association from 2010 to 2013 and also serves on the New Jersey School Administrators Association Executive Committee and NJSIAA Executive Committee. Mr. Nitti was also part of the New Jersey State Task Force on Mentoring New Teachers and was trained at the Program for Negotiations at Harvard Law School. He possesses New Jersey certifications as a School Administrator, School Business Administrator, Principal, Supervisor and Teacher of Social Studies.
Mr. Nitti earned his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers College and a Master of Arts with Distinction in Educational Administration from Rider University.