Meet the Leadership Team

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.

Ms. Alexa Ingram

Ms. Alexa Ingram joined the district as the Director of Special Services in February 2018. Ms. Ingram has an extensive background in special education -- having first been a certified special education and general education teacher, she moved into administration with the NYC Department of Education, serving as the Administrator of Special Education for 25 NYC Pubic Schools. She then became the Director of Professional Development & Special Education Projects and, finally, she served as the Executive Director of Special Populations. Next, the Trenton Public Schools named Ms. Ingram the Assistant Superintendent for Special Education & Services. For the past three years, she has been a Senior Consultant for Special Education & Interventions with Frontline Education. Ms. Ingram holds seven different certifications in NY and NJ for administration and teaching. She earned a B.S. in Tourism & Hospitality Management from Temple University, a M.S. in Urban Education from Mercy College, credentials in the School District Leadership Program, and a M.Ed. in Leadership for Educational Change (Special Education) from Bank Street College.

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.

Mrs. Jennifer Paccione

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.

Mrs. Mary Postma

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.

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.