Hopewell Valley School Board President to Lead Mercer County Association


    Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education President Lisa Wolff has been elected president of the Mercer County School Boards Association (MCSBA), the New Jersey School Boards Association announced this week.

    Wolff, who has served as a member of the Hopewell Valley board for nearly seven years, and as its president for almost five years, was elected during a meeting of the county association held in West Trenton on Jan. 21. She most recently served as the MCSBA’s Vice President for Legislation.

    Jo Ann Groeger, of the Lawrence Township Board of Education, was elected as MCSBA vice president, and Christopher Scales, of the Hamilton Township Board of Education, was elected MCSBA vice president for legislation.

    The new officers were sworn in by Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio of New Jersey’s Legislative District 15.

    The MCSBA is comprised of local public school boards in Mercer County. Its goal is to enhance the skills and knowledge of local board members, and to serve as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and as a catalyst to expedite and initiate action. Training and discussion in the past year have focused on topics including the academic standards, special education, labor relations and legislation.

    “I have enjoyed serving my community as a board member,” said Wolff. “I hope to make an even stronger impact advocating for public education as president of the Mercer County School Boards Association. I am pleased to be working closely with strong board members from our neighboring districts.”

    Left to right: Bruce Gunther, Mercer delegate to the NJSBA Board of Directors; Robert Laverty, NJSBA Board of Directors alternate delegate; Christopher Scales, MCSBA vice president for legislation; Jo Ann Groeger, MCSBA vice president, Lisa Wolff, MCSBA president; Don Webster Jr., NJSBA president; and Assemblywoman Muoio.

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    Mary Galioto
    Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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