Meet the Leadership Team

Dr. Melissa Stager

Melissa Stager

Dr. Stager, is a lifelong educator and educational leader who has over 23 years of experience in public schools. Prior to being appointed as the Superintendent of Clinton Township School District, she served as the Director of Curriculum at Somerville School District. Her previous experiences include working at the New Jersey Department of Education as an Educational Specialist for both the office of Career and Technical Education and Somerset County. While in Somerset county Dr. Stager also assisted in Morris County, and with other districts around the state. Dr. Stager began her career as a high school English Teacher in New York State before moving  to teach high school English in New Jersey, Over the course of her career  she has taught in grades 3-12 as a gifted and talented coordinator, a school wide enrichment teacher, a project based learning specialist, and a technology teacher. Dr. Stager also has served as an Adjunct Professor at Delaware Valley University and  New Jersey City University. She has lived in Hunterdon County for twenty years with her husband and two sons.  

Mr. Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer

Mr.  Kramer joined Clinton Township Board of Education as an interim school business administrator July 1, 2020. Mr. Kramer graduated from Pace University in 1984. After graduating, he worked for the United Federation of Teachers in New York City. After passing the CPA exam, he was offered a position at Arthur Young’s located in Newark, New Jersey specializing in government accounting including New Jersey Board of Education’s. Mr. Kramer was working with Arthur Young when it merged with Ernst & Whitney and became Ernst & Young with the offices being relocated to Iselin, New Jersey. In 1992, Mr. Kramer was offered a position with the East Orange Board of Education. In 2005, the Department of Education entered an intergovernmental loan arrangement with the East Orange Board of Education allowing Mr. Kramer to work with the Department of Education assisting with developing laws, regulations and processes. In 2007, the Commissioner of Education appointed Mr. Kramer as a state monitor for the Paterson Board of Education. Following his time as a state monitor, Mr. Kramer also worked as a School Business Administrator in Hackensack, Passaic Valley Regional High School, and East Rutherford before retiring in 2018. Since retiring, Mr. Kramer has been interim school business administrator in multiple school districts and a charter school. Mr. Kramer also served as a board member for one term for the Bethlehem Board of Education.

Mrs. Jennifer Paccione 

Jennifer Paccione

Mrs. Paccione was recommended to be the Director of Special Services in June of 2022. Mrs. Paccione has been a special education teacher, general education teacher and intervention teacher for Clinton Township School District, she has over 23 years experience in education. Most recently, she served as a supervisor. Mrs. Paccione received her undergraduate degree in Education from Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She received her Masters in Elementary Literacy from Walden University. Mrs. Paccione received her Supervisor Certification from Centenary University. She lives in Morris County with her husband and three children.

Mr. Carl Blanchard

Ms. Joanne Filus

Joanne Filus

Mrs. Joane Filus began her career in education as a first grade and gifted and talented teacher in Woodbridge Township, NJ.   She has a passion for the primary grade levels and has been a kindergarten, third grade and K-2 technology teacher in Clinton Township.  She was recommended to the position of supervisor in June of 2022. 

Mrs. Filus hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership, also from Montclair State University.  Her certifications include K-8 Teacher, Supervisor and Principal. Mrs. Filus has lived in Clinton Township since 1991 with her husband and two daughters.

Mrs. Stephanie Rosa

Stephanie Rosa

Mrs. Stephanie Rosa has been a special education teacher for Clinton Township School District for 16 years and has over 21 years of experience in the field of education. She most recently served as the Head Teacher for the Extended School year program. 

Mrs. Rosa received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. She received her Masters in Special Education from Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont and also holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership from Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ. She lives in Lopatcong Township with her husband and son.

Mr. Luke Mason

Luke Mason

Mr. Mason took on the position of Assistant Principal at Clinton Township Middle School in January 2020. He is passionate about middle school education and enjoys collaborating with staff, students, and parents to facilitate the implementation of engaging academics that meet the developmental needs of our children. Prior to joining the CTMS team, he was a middle school language arts teacher for twelve years and a literacy instructional coach for two years. In addition to educating students, he also trains middle school teachers in his role as a consultant for the Center for Responsive Schools. For CRS, he piloted and developed the middle school approach to social and emotional learning. In coordination with his work experience, Mr. Mason holds two master’s degrees, one in teaching and one in educational leadership.

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.

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