Meet the Board of Education


    The Readington Township Board of Education welcomes your correspondence to the email address listed below. Any email correspondence written to Board members directly at this email address may be reported out in public session.  If you have a specific request, comment or concern, please feel free to email the appropriate department administrator for assistance. Contact information can be found under the "Our District" tab on the website.
    To email the board: 
    Per Bylaw 0164.6, public comments can be submitted before remote public meetings through electronic mail or by written letter.  Please email the Board Secretary at by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the board meeting.  Comments shall be read aloud and addressed during the remote public meeting.
    If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please refer to this link in addition to this pdf. The deadline to submit paperwork to the County Office to appear on the election ballot is typically the last Monday in July before 4:00 p.m. Questions? Feel free to contact the County Clerk, Mary Melfi,, 908-788-1214.
    Board Members Listed Below:
    Dr. Camille Cerciello
    Term ends: January 2025

    Board President. Chair of Negotiations Committee, Member of Personnel Committee and Finance & Facilities Committee.

    Camille has worked in the field of education for over 30 years.  She is the Director of two state-approved schools for classified students.  Camille is responsible for all financial, educational and staffing decisions.  She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Rutgers University followed by a Masters degree in Educational Administration.  Camille earned her doctorate in Educational Administration from Seton Hall University. 

    She has lived in Readington Township for 18 years with her spouse and son who is currently in high school. .

    Ms. DePinto
    Ellen DePinto
    Term Ends: January 2027

    Member of Policy/Communications Committee, Finance & Facilities Committee and Home School Association Alternate. 

    Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and is currently a Senior Operations Manager for a franchisor in the athletic industry.

    Ellen has lived in Readington for eight years with her husband and two sons. She has served as a chairperson and volunteer for several Readington HSA events. She volunteered weekly in the Whitehouse School Library. She was the parent liaison for the School Climate Team at Holland Brook School and a volunteer coach for the Let Me Run program. 
    Elizabeth Fiore
    Term ends: January 2027
    Chair of Education/Technology Committee and Green Committee. Member of Policy/Communications Committee and Alternate of Negotiations Committee. NJ School Boards Association Delegate.
    Elizabeth's professional experience is in non-profit fundraising and grant administration. Since moving to Readington in 2014, she has been an active community volunteer. She previously served as Vice President of the Readington H.S.A., Coach for Let Me Run and Girls on the Run, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Co-President of the MOMS Club of Three Bridges, Chairwoman of the H.S.A. Fine and Performing Arts Committee, and ran in 2018 for a seat on Township Committee.
    Elizabeth graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Geography. Born in New Jersey, she moved after college to Cincinnati, OH, for seven years and then to Canton, MA, a suburb of Boston, for three years before returning to her home state.
    Elizabeth and her husband have three children who attend Readington Township Schools. She and her family enjoy running, hiking, cycling, skiing, cooking, reading, sewing, gardening, and making music together no matter how terrible it sounds. 
    Mr. Paulo Lopes
    Paulo Lopes
    Term ends: January 2025

    Member of Education/Technology Committee and Green Committee. 

    Paulo is a United States Army Veteran. He has worked in public service for almost 20 years in the Township of Union.

    His career started as a police officer and led to his current position as a firefighter, where he is on the special operations team, and the treasurer of the relief association. 

    Paulo and his wife Jamie moved to Readington Township two years ago for the reputable school system.  They have a 14-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son, and 10-year-old son. 

    Paulo has many years of volunteer service, which includes being a Boy Scout den leader, recreation soccer coach, and flag football assistant coach. 

    Michele Mencer
    Michele Mencer
    Term ends:  January 2026

    Chair of Finance & Facilities Committee. Alternate of Personnel Committee. Hunterdon County ESC Representative.

    Michele is a pharmaceutical/life sciences executive with 20+ years of industry experience. She moved to Readington in 2018 and has been an active community volunteer, previously serving in the Readington Home and School Association (HSA) for several years and as a volunteer for Boy Scouts of America.  

    Michele graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance; a Masters in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.   She also completed The Wharton School’s Executive Marketing and Business Management Program earning a certificate in Advanced Marketing Capabilities.   

    Michele and her husband have two children who attend school in Readington. 


     Mr. Peach

    Randall J. Peach
    Term ends: January 2025

    Chair of Policy/Communications Committee. Alternate of Finance & Facilities Committee.  

    Mr. Peach has a J.D. degree from Seton Hall School of Law, and has practiced law for 28 years, in the fields of employment, divorce and family law, and education law.  He is a partner with the law firm of Woolson Anderson Peach, P.C. in Somerville.

    Mr. Peach and his wife have two daughters, who are currently enrolled in Readington Middle School. 

    Carolyn Podgorski   
    Carolyn Podgorski
    Term ends:  January 2026

    Member of Personnel Committee, Education/Technology Committee and Negotiations Committee. Alternate of Policy/Communications Committee.

    Carolyn is retired from an IT career at Merck and AT&T.  She holds a BS in Computer Science from Union College and a MS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers.  In her retirement, Carolyn volunteers with the Flemington Food Pantry as database administrator, programmer, and webmaster.

    Carolyn and her husband were happily involved in the Readington schools and community sports teams while her, now grown, children were younger.

    Justina Ryan

    Justina Ryan
    Term ends:  January 2026

    Member of Personnel Committee and Finance & Facilities Committee. NJ School Boards Association Alternate Delegate.

    Justina is a Media Specialist working in the field of Prevention in Hunterdon County. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising Art from Seton Hall University and completed Cornell University's certificate program in Women’s Entrepreneurship. 

    Justina is a member of Readington’s Beautification Committee and has routinely volunteered in the Readington School District.  Justina and her husband have two daughters that attend Readington Schools and have resided in Readington for ten years.  

    Jennifer Wolf
    Term ends:  January 2025
    Board Vice-President. 
    Chair of Personnel Committee and Member of Policy/Communications Committee. Alternate Education/Technology Committee. Home School Association Representative.
    Jennifer is a Sr. Director of Human Resources with experience in career development, university relations, managing internship programs, actively listening, negotiating, and learning to understand various opposing viewpoints to drive consensus.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Leadership & Consumer Economics with a minor in Psychology from the University of Delaware.  She holds her MBA with a concentration in Management from Centenary College and PHR Certification. 

    She has served as a volunteer for the Readington HSA and Girl Scouts.  Jennifer and her husband have two young children and have resided within the district for ten years. 

    Dr. Jonathan Hart, Superintendent
    Jason Bohm, Business Administrator