Mr. Michael Nitti
Superintendent of Schools
Michael Nitti is approaching thirty years as a public school educator in New Jersey and has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of school operations.
Mr. Nitti has been the Superintendent of The Ewing Public Schools since 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 personnel as well as curriculum and instruction.
Before joining Ewing, Mr. Nitti was the Director of Human Resources 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 been an athletic coach, building administrator and a K-12 district-level supervisor of curriculum and instruction during his long career in education.
During his time at Ewing, the focus of the district administrative team has been implementing approaches and programs that promote student achievement in academics, the arts and athletics. The district has been recognized by many groups and organizations for its accomplishments. Ewing High School was honored for two consecutive years by the The College Board for its student performance in Advanced Placement coursework, a rare accomplishment. Antheil Elementary School was recognized by the educational think-tank JerseyCan for its significant performance gains. Lore Elementary School was honored as a National School of Character, while Parkway Elementary School was recognized for its school culture-building efforts by Character.org. As the district has embraced sustainability initiatives, Parkway, Antheil and Ewing High School have all received Sustainable Jersey grants for their projects. The business office was honored with the ASBO Certificate of Excellence and the district monthly newsletter received the NJSBA Award for Outstanding School Communications.
Mr. Nitti has been an Adjunct Professor of School Law for both The College of New Jersey and Rider University. He was the President of the Mercer County Superintendents Association from 2010 to 2013 and recognized as the County Superintendent of the Year in 2014. He served two terms on the New Jersey School Administrators Association Executive Committee and currently sits on the 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.