Stephen B. Witt
Resident of Hewlett-Woodmere UFSD
Stephen Witt has been a Nassau BOCES Board member since 1996, serving as its president from 2009 until 2014. He has served as president, vice president and treasurer of the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association (N-SSBA) and was the recipient of its Everett R. Dyer Award in 2009 as the state's outstanding Board member. He continues to serve on its executive, legislation, finance and dues membership committees.
Mr. Witt is also a member of the Hewlett-Woodmere School Board, serving since 2003. He was named vice president in July 2009. Previously, Mr. Witt was on the Hewlett-Woodmere School Board from 1984 until 1996, during which time he served as both member and vice president. He was awarded the district's Distinguished Service Award and the 2009 Town of Hempstead Make a Difference Award.
In 1997, the Governor of New York appointed him school-board representative to the STAR Cash Flow Commission. In 2008, the New York State Commissioner of Education appointed Mr. Witt to represent school board members on the Integrated Algebra Measurement Commission. He also served on the Commissioner's Advisory Council, the Long Island Educational Coalition and the Long Island Association's Regional Advisory Board.
He was on the Board of Directors of the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and has served on many of its ad-hoc committees, including the committee on alternative means of funding, resolutions committee, task force on dues structure, and teacher quality task force. Mr. Witt is presently on the investment advisory committee, and he is an Ambassador for NYSSBA representing Nassau County School Districts. He formerly served as a member of the state and federal legislative network and has authored three articles for On Board, the NYSSBA Journal. Mr. Witt has been awarded the NYSSBA Distinguished Service Award and was named the 2009 recipient of the Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service by the NYSSBA.
Mr. Witt received the Nassau BOCES Education Partner award in May 2009 for his contributions to the students in Nassau County; the Tri-M Honor Society Honorary Lifetime Membership Award; the Lifetime PTA Membership Award; and the President's Volunteer Service Award, presented by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. He holds a bachelor of science in accounting and an M.B.A. A retired executive of J.P. Morgan and Citigroup, Mr. Witt coaches football, basketball and lacrosse at Hewlett High School. He is a member of Peninsula Kiwanis, where he serves as the Liaison to Hewlett High School's Key Club, and he received the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Foundation Fellow award for his work with children.