Milken National Educator Awards
Stephen Liddawi is the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in the Elizabeth School District. He is the former principal at Christopher Columbus Elementary School in Elizabeth, NJ. Education and self-discipline are values that were instilled in Stephen at an early age. These attributes prepared him for the challenges he faced while completing his undergraduate and graduate work at Kean University. As he began his career in the Elizabeth Public School System, the vision and leadership of the superintendent reinforced his philosophy that every child will succeed. He has upheld this belief throughout his career as a teacher, coordinator, staff developer, administrator, mentor and adjunct professor. Providing children with the best educational experiences has always been Stephen's goal while serving on the district-level instructional, technology, grant writing and professional development committees.