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Nanci Barr
President

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  • Nanci is a lifelong resident of Mays Landing. Throughout her years as a student in Hamilton Township, she attended Shaner, Duberson, Hess and Davies schools. After graduating from Oakcrest High School, she went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University and her Master's Degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University.  She has taught Third Grade in a neighboring district for 19 years.  She currently lives in Mays Landing with her husband Paul and their two boys.  She is currently in her 5th year as a Board of Education member and currently serves on the Administration and Finance Committees.  She originally sought a position as a Board of Education member to be able to provide leadership through an educator's viewpoint and she continues to do that each and every day.

 


Jerry Nelson, Vice-President

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Shawn Ankrah

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  • Shawn is delighted to serve her community as a member of the Hamilton Township Board of Education.  Education is her passion, as she has been a proud educator for the past 23 years.  She currently serves on the Instruction Committee and as a member of the Hamilton Township Board of Education she hopes to continue to ensure that our students have access to a world class education, and that all of their needs are met, both academically and emotionally. 

Amy Hassa


Jennifer Lihach

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  • Jennifer attended Hamilton Township Public Schools K-8th grade and graduated from Oakcrest High School in 2002. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Rutgers and currently works as a hospital pharmacist. She is married with three children. She currently serves on the Operations Committee.  Jennifer is honored and enthusiastic to volunteer and give back to Hamilton Township School District's staff, students and community.

Christine Miller

  • Christine, her husband and two children have been residents of Hamilton Township since 2014.  She loves her community and the school system that has helped both of her children flourish.  Christine graduated from Stockton University with her Bachelors in Social Work and later received her MSW in International and Community Development from Monmouth University.   Professionally, with over two decades working with individuals, communities and systems, she has expertise in mental health, non-profit management, emergency preparedness, development, training and small business. She currently serves on the Instruction and Negotiation Committees.  When Christine is not working, she loves to spend quality time with her family at home.  Christine is a true believer that the simple things in life are priceless, every human we come in contact with has a lesson for us.....and empathy is one of our most important attributes.

Maria Newman

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  • Maria is a proud Grandmother, Mom and Auntie with only one child in a district who will be graduating this year from Oakcrest Highschool.  Maria is a local Realtor and Notary Public.  Her desire to become a member of the Board of Education was due to the current racial inequities and diversity problems in the community.  With her diverse background, she felt it would give her a different insight into people and the community.  She currently serves on the Operation and Finance Committees.


Beverly Poretto



Harry Rogers


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