Mr. Nittel has been a public school educator for over 27 years. He began his career in February of 1994 teaching music in the Franklin Township Public Schools (Somerset, NJ), and accepted his first administrative position as a middle school vice principal (VP) in the Great Meadows Regional School District, August of 2003. Mr. Nittel has held several administrative positions, moving up the ranks from VP to Principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and finally taking the role of Superintendent of the Mine Hill Township School District. As an experienced educational leader, Mr. Nittel is known for assuring a school culture that models a strong and viable vision based on achievement, expectations, character, personal responsibility, and accountability. He has facilitated several workshops on student and staff moral, social emotional character development, and developing professional learning communities. Mr. Nittel feels that two-way communication and collaboration are the most important aspects of effective school leadership. When all stakeholders have a voice, the learning community will evolve into a climate in which students want to learn and teachers want to teach!
Accomplishments in Mine Hill under Mr. Nittel's Leadership Include:
- Mine Hill School District Designated a "Lighthouse District" by the NJ DOE
- Canfield Avenue School designated Bronze Level "Future Ready" Certified School
- Canfield Avenue School designated Silver Level "Sustainable Jersey" Certified School