Board of Trustees

Amanda Byard
Ms. Byard has enjoyed a highly successful career as a teacher in New Jersey. She has taught primary grade students in diverse educational environments, including the Village Charter School in Trenton and the Bound Brook School District. Recently, she taught kindergarten at the Chesterfield School District. Her interests include all forms of exercise, especially running and soccer.  

Kevin Demmo
Mr. Demmo is active in philanthropic activities that enhance the lives of disadvantaged youths. His current focus is fighting hunger, and is devoted to many charities whose mission is in alignment with that focus. His professional experience is construction management.
Robin Lipman (chair)
Ms. Lipman is very active in K-12 education, supporting organizations that promote mission-based experiences that enrich the lives of participants. Her extensive international travel schedule allows her to develop relationships with prospective partners.

Michael Mazzoni
Mr. Mazzoni was the former principal of operations in the Chesterfield School District (NJ). He demonstrated extensive experience in all phases of school leadership, school management, and the teaching and learning process.

Adrian Zappala
Dr. Zappala is the Dean of Graduate Studies at Pierce College in Philadelphia. Before assuming that role, he  served as Assistant Dean of the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences at Thomas Edison State College for over three years. Prior to that position, he was the Coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program at Western Governors University. His doctorate is from Capella University.

The Board of Trustees meets monthly. For the foreseeable future, the meetings will be held only online due to the coronavirus. The meetings for 2022-23 will be August 25,  September 22, October 20, November 17,  December 15,  January 19, February 23, March 23,  April 20, May 11,  and June 22. All meetings start at 7 p.m. The call-in number is 908-224-3162. The website is Prospective participants should call 609-619-2000 if they have problems connecting. The draft agenda will be posted here forty-eight hours prior to the meeting.