Superintendent of the year 2022
Ms. Lisa Witte
Ms. Lisa Witte named 2022 New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year
The New Hampshire School Administrators Association, in coordination with the American Association of School Administrators, has announced that Ms. Lisa Witte is the New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year for 2022. Ms. Lisa Witte, Superintendent of Schools for the Monadnock Regional School District (SAU #93) will receive a special award during the AASA National Conference held February 17-19, 2022, in Nashville, TN.
Lisa was selected for this honor by a panel of her peers and from a distinguished group of nominees. Dr. Ronna F. Cadarette, Superintendent of Schools for SAU #58 noted that, “Lisa is a consummate advocate for students and excellence in learning. Her topics of information and inspiration include safe return to school, advocacy for public policy support and change, while continually reminding the public that there is a fine balance in all we do. The actions she takes model pure courage and strength to forge forward with a vision for change and hope in New Hampshire Schools that go far beyond just words.”
Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Art degree in from Penn State University in 1992 before continuing to obtain her Master of Education from Temple University in 1995. In 2013, Lisa then earned her CAGS degree from New England College. She started her administrative career in 2003 as an Assistant Principal for Biddeford High School before she moved on to become an Assistant Principal for Pembroke Academy. In 2010, Lisa became the Director of Federal Projects for the Manchester School District. Lisa then became the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Hillsboro-Deering School district before she became the Superintendent of Schools for the Monadnock Regional School District (SAU #95), where she currently remains today.
Lisa lives in Peterborough, NH, with her daughter Avery. She currently serves on the Executive Board for the New Hampshire School Administrators Association. Lisa is currently a volunteer Firefighter for the Peterborough Fire and Rescue and served as a volunteer for the NH State Run COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Keene, NH, and was awarded the Everyday Hero Award for Volunteerism by the Keene Sentinel. Her dedication to her school and her community is demonstrated in all that she has accomplished.
Dr. Carl M. Ladd, Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association stated that, “Lisa is an outstanding representative of the many school superintendents in our state who work every day in support of public education. She is an innovative and caring leader and is a strong advocate for students and their families. Lisa is truly a Champion for Children.”