After 40 years with the same school district, Hewlett-Woodmere’s Executive Director of Human Resources, Barbara McNiff, announced her retirement. McNiff began her career as a business education teacher in 1978. She was appointed as the chairwoman of the Business Education department in 1998, and then became the director of Human Resources six years later.
McNiff’s resignation was accepted by the Board of Education in a special meeting on May 22. “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,” McNiff said. “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.”
As executive director, McNiff was responsible for the recruitment, hiring, certification, promotion and employment counsel of both instructional and support staff. “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., Hewlett-Woodmere’s superintendent. “… Her professionalism, dedication, and contributions to the district will be missed.”
District officials said the search for McNiff’s replacement is under way.