Nikolai Vitti Biography

Nikolai Vitti is a Superintendent of Duval Public Schools, the Nation’s 16th largest school district with a 1.7 billion dollar budget and over 127,000 pupils. The Florida Arts Educators Association has selected Vitti Superintendent of the Year for Arts Education.

Early Life

A native of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Nikolai was born in 1981 although his exact birthdate is yet not known. He grew up in his hometown where his family had a pizzeria and his grandparents and father worked in an auto plant and his mother still lives there. There is no information available about Vitti’s other family members on the web. Vitti acquired a bachelor’s degree in history and later a master’s degree in education from Wake Forest University. Vitti graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Education with a master’s degree and a doctorate in education.

Nikolai Vitti Career

A School Allocation Plan was developed by Nikolai that evenly distributed resources across over 160 schools, passed a $1.7 billion budget, and completed a reorganization of the District Office that shifted resources to schools, including the expansion of music and art programs at each elementary and middle school, using the new Strategic Plan as a guidepost. Dr. Vitti was the Chief Academic Officer of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) before being named Superintendent of Duval County. M-DCPS won the Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Excellence in 2013. As Chief Academic Officer, he oversaw the county’s 66 lowest-performing schools while also overseeing the district’s work in Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Career and Technical Education, Early Childhood Education/Head Start, School Improvement, Title I, HIPPY, Title II, and Summer Programs.

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Dr. Vitti was the Assistant Superintendent of the Education Transformation Office (ETO) before becoming the district’s Chief Academic Officer, where he managed a region of 26 schools recognized by the USDOE/FLDOE as “persistently lowest-achieving.” The 26 ETO schools improved in practically every area of school accountability during his supervision, and all previously classified Intervene Schools (lowest-performing group) improved and avoided sanctions. Furthermore, by focusing on instilling a college-going culture in secondary schools, each of the 10 high schools improved their graduation rate by an average of 12 percentage points, and participation and performance in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Industry Certification courses increased significantly. Both the USDOE and the FLDOE acknowledged ETO as a model for urban education and turnaround under his leadership.

Nikolai Vitti Biography

Real Name Nikolai Vitti
Birth Date 1981
Age (as of 2021) 40 Years
Native Dearborn Heights, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Profession  Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 187 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 95 kg  –  in Pounds –  209 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Father Antonio Vitti


College Harvard University, Wake Forest University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Rachel Vitti
Children Four
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Personal Life

Nikolai is married to Rachel Vitti they also have children together out of which two of them have Dyslexia. They are known to have a happy married life together. Currently, Nikolai doesn’t have Facebook or Instagram account but he appeared active on Twitter he has over 9800 followers on Twitter. He normally tweets about his future projects and programs thru his Twitter handle.

Nikolai Vitti Net Worth

Nikolai Vitti earns $312,000 per annum, who is already in the fourth year of his contract, will be superintendent until 2025, making him one of the district’s longest-serving superintendents. His compensation will rise to $322,000 for the 2021-22 school year, the fifth and last year of his contract.


  • He was the Assistant Superintendent of the Education Transformation Office (ETO).
  • Vitti was the Chief Academic Officer of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) before being named Superintendent of Duval County.
  • Vitti has developed many schools and colleges and still working with them.

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