Meet the Leadership Team

ACTING SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Mrs. Michele Cone

Michele Cone

Mrs. Cone has been involved in education for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in education from Trenton State University and a Master’s of Educational Leadership from Centenary University. Currently, Mrs. Cone is a doctoral candidate for Educational Leadership at Centenary University where she is researching school climate and its effects on student performance.

In January 2015, Mrs. Cone came from nearby Tewksbury Township Schools where she taught for 27 years. While in Tewksbury Township School District , Mrs. Cone served on a variety of school committees and undertook leadership roles. She was a member of the district’s Council of Instruction, and the middle school schedule redesign committee. She developed curriculum and mentored staff in Understanding by Design model and the Teachscape Pilot program. Mrs. Cone, also, served as NJASK Testing Coordinator for the district. In 2010, she was recognized as Educator of the Year.

Mrs. Cone first joined the Clinton Township School DIstrict administrative team as the Supervisor of Staff Evaluations & Students Programs and, in 2016, became the vice principal of CTMS. As the vice principal of CTMS, Mrs. Cone was involved in the daily operations of the school as well as coordination of PARCC and NJASK testing, and initiatives such as the 1:1 Chromebook initiative at CTMS. Mrs. Cone served on several committees including I&RS, SCiP, and DCC while at CTMS. Mrs. Cone has also served as the administrative liaison to the Clinton Township Foundation for Educational Excellence since 2015.

In November 2017, Mrs. Cone was promoted to Director of Special Projects for the district where she collaborated with the district superintendent, and administration in the development of curriculum and professional development, budgeting, hiring and staffing of personnel, development of policy, coordinating technology resources, oversaw district testing and evaluation of teachers and district staff. She was an instrumental part of the planning and preparation of the district reorganization.

Mrs. Cone believes it is important to recognize and celebrate the essence of childhood while educating our students and preparing them for their future. She looks forward to her continued contributions to the students, families and staff of the Clinton Township School District.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR/BOARD SECRETARY
Mr. Richard Kilpatrick





ACTING DIRECTOR SPECIAL PROJECTS
Mrs. Joanne Hinkle

Joanne Hinkle

Joanne Hinkle joined Clinton Township in 2013 as the Assistant Principal at the Round Valley School and most recently as Supervisor of Instruction, Data, and Assessment. She comes to us with 18 years of teaching experience in both fourth and fifth grades. She taught general education and Response to Intervention, following a full inclusion model. Mrs. Hinkle has four certifications, Principal, Supervisor, Elementary, and K-12 Social Studies. She received her BA from Drew University in Madison, and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson. Mrs. Hinkle and her family live in Lebanon Township.

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS - TRANSITION
Mrs. Therese "Sue" High

Sue High

Mrs. High received her Bachelor's Degree from William Paterson College with a double major in Elementary School Education and Special Education. She received a Master's Degree from Marygrove College in The Art of Teaching and then continued her graduate studies earning a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Rider University. Mrs.High taught both special education and general education in grades 3-8, and has served as the Lead Teacher for math, science, and social studies. She lives in Bound Brook with her husband and three children.

PRINCIPAL, CLINTON TOWNSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL 6th - 8th
Ms. Judith Hammond

Judi Hammond

Ms. Judith Hammond joined the Clinton Township School District in 1997. For seven years she worked as a seventh grade in-class support teacher and for four years she served as the Enrichment Coordinator at RVS. She became the principal of Clinton Township Middle School in July, 2013 ,after five years as principal of Round Valley School. Prior to joining CTSD, Ms. Hammond was a first grade teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Reception and Year 1 teacher in Salford, England. Ms. Hammond earned her teaching certificate from St. Gabriel's College, part of The University of London, both her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master's Degree in Education from the California University of Pennsylvania. She holds her Principal and Supervisors Post Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey. She lives in Hunterdon County with her spouse.

VICE PRINCIPAL, CLINTON TOWNSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6th - 8th
Mr. Andrew Carfle

Mr. Andrew Carfley joined the Clinton Township School District as the Vice Principal of CTMS in February, 2018. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Marketing from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. Mr. Carfley then continued onto Temple University where he earned a Master of Education in Sport and Recreation Administration. He also attended Scranton University where he earned a Master of Science in Educational Administration. Mr. Carfley has thirteen years teaching experience in both Special Education and Health & Physical Education. His experience ranges from the middle school level through High School. He holds New Jersey Teaching Certifications in Elementary Education, Special Education, Health & Physical Education, Driver Education, and Principal. Mr. Carfley lives in Clinton Township with his wife and two children. He also serves the children of Clinton Township as a coach in local youth sports programs.

PRINCIPAL, ROUND VALLEY SCHOOL 3rd - 5th
Mrs. Mary Postm

Mary Postma

Mrs. Mary Postma became the Principal of Round Valley School in July, 2018. Prior to that, she was Principal of Patrick McGaheran Elementary School from 2007-2018. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, from Centenary College. Mrs. Postma continued her education at Lehigh University receiving a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education, followed by a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. She holds certification as a K-8 Teacher, Supervisor and Principal. Mrs. Postma has experience teaching Kindergarten, First Grade, Third Grade, Fifth Grade and Literacy. She began teaching in the Clinton Township School District in 1999. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and son.

VICE PRINCIPAL, ROUND VALLEY SCHOOL 3rd - 5th
Mr. Thomas Connoll

Thomas Connolly

Mr. Thomas Connolly has a diverse educational background in both private and public school settings in primary and intermediate levels. He received his Bachelor of Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Speech Pathology and Audiology and continued his education at Bloomsburg University with a degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. His Supervisor and Principal certifications were completed through the NJEXCEL Educational Leadership Program. Mr. Connolly assumed many roles in his career, such as Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Response to Intervention Teacher, collaborative general education teacher, district mentor, and has served on numerous district leadership committees. He lives in Washington Township with his wife and son.

PRINCIPAL, PATRICK MCGAHERAN SCHOOL - K - 2nd
Mrs. Melissa Goad

Melissa Goad

Mrs. Melissa Goad has been a principal in the Clinton Township School District since 2004. She began her career as a student teacher in 1995 at Spruce Run School, and spent nine years as a special and general education teacher at Patrick McGaheran School, as well as Director of the ACE Summer Program for five years. She earned her Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from Rutgers University in 2003 and previously received an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Special Education from Rutgers in 1995. She has both general education and special education teaching certifications, as well as Principal, Supervisor and School Administrator certifications. Mrs. Goad has also served as an adjunct professor at Centenary College teaching graduate courses in Special Education. She lives in Hunterdon County with her husband, two children, and many pets.