Witt finds rewards, challenges as new administrator

Friday, September 29, 2017
Stephanie Witt loves her job as the new administrator at Eugene Ware School. Witt, 44, who started her position as the school’s principal in July, said the best part of her job as an administrator and educator is interacting with students and watching their responses in the learning environment. “Everyday when I walk down the hall and see that excitement, and kids saying ‘hi’ and high-fiving them,” she said. Witt said it is also “rewarding” to see students take risks and become “excited about learning.” “I love helping kids see their potential,” she said. “To help them walk towards their goals; there’s nothing like it, seeing the joy they have.” As an administrator, Witt said part of her job is “translating that to teachers,” “supporting a vision” and giving students “what they need to accomplish” goals. Witt said her job involves much daily juggling of several responsibilities, but she finds comfort in the challenge. “I find it incredibly invigorating … to be challenged on a daily basis,” she said. Witt, who holds two master’s degrees, earned her first master’s at Souther Connecticut State University, where she graduated in 1996.
Jason E. Silvers

Stephanie Witt loves her job as the new administrator at Eugene Ware School.

Witt, 44, who started her position as the school’s principal in July, said the best part of her job as an administrator and educator is interacting with students and watching their responses in the learning environment.

“Everyday when I walk down the hall and see that excitement, and kids saying ‘hi’ and high-fiving them,” she said.

Witt said it is also “rewarding” to see students take risks and become “excited about learning.”

“I love helping kids see their potential,” she said. “To help them walk towards their goals; there’s nothing like it, seeing the joy they have.”

As an administrator, Witt said part of her job is “translating that to teachers,” “supporting a vision” and giving students “what they need to accomplish” goals.

Witt said her job involves much daily juggling of several responsibilities, but she finds comfort in the challenge.

“I find it incredibly invigorating … to be challenged on a daily basis,” she said.

Witt, who holds two master’s degrees, earned her first master’s at Souther Connecticut State University, where she graduated in 1996.