• Barbara McNiff, Executive Director of Human Resources for Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools, Announces Retirement

    Woodmere, New York, May 22, 2018 – Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools announces that Mrs. Barbara McNiff (formerly Mattes) has declared her intention to retire as Executive Director of Human Resources, effective June 30, 2018. Her resignation was accepted by the Board of Education at a special meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  

    Mrs. McNiff began her professional career at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools in 1978 as a teacher of Business Education. In 1998, she was appointed as the Business Education Department Chairperson, a position she held until being named Executive Director of Human Resources in 2014. Mrs. McNiff also served the District as the Principal of the Alternative Learning Program (1998-2006), Summer School Assistant Principal (2006), and Summer School Principal (2007-2014).

    In her role as Executive Director of Human Resources, Mrs. McNiff manages the Human Resources Department, and is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, certification, promotion, and employment counsel of both instructional and support staff. She serves as a member of the Superintendency and the District Leadership Team.

     “It has been an honor and a privilege to spend my entire professional career at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools. My journey has allowed me to touch the lives of so many wonderful students, staff, and community members,” said Mrs. McNiff. “I am most grateful for the extraordinary colleagues with whom I have been fortunate to work throughout the past 35 years. I will carry with me only the fondest of memories of my time at Hewlett-Woodmere.”

    “On behalf of the Hewlett-Woodmere community, I would like to thank Mrs. McNiff for her years of steadfast service to the students, staff, and parents of the District,” said Dr. Ralph Marino, Jr., Superintendent. “I consider myself extremely fortunate to have spent three years with Mrs. McNiff as a colleague. Her professionalism, dedication, and contributions to the District will be missed.”

    The District is currently planning the search for Mrs. McNiff’s successor.