Board of Education Members

Fairfield Township seats a nine member Board of Education

Members for the 2014-2015 school year are:


Michelle Kennedy – President – and ex officio member of all committees.

Mrs. Kennedy was first elected to the Fairfield Township Board of Education in 2003 and has served on the Finance, Curriculum, Personnel, Policy, and Negotiations Committees.

She attended Fairfield Township School District and Cumberland Regional High School before receiving her BA in Political Science and Criminal Justice at Kean University. Mrs. Kennedy has continued to pursue higher education and has earned a Masters in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Mrs. Kennedy is married to Marion Kennedy, Jr., former Mayor of Fairfield Township, in which they have one daughter together, Mya.  Mrs. Kennedy is a life-long resident of Fairfield Township and is a member of the Fairfield Township Democratic Executive Committee.  She is also a member of the Union Baptist Temple Church, where she is involved with UBT Girl Scouts and sings on the Levites Choir.

Email address:



Alta Lloyd – Vice President – was first elected to the Fairfield Township Board of Education in 1998. She has served eight years and was re-elected to the Board in 2009. She has served on the Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Policy and Negotiations Committees. She has taken numerous courses in school board member policies and procedures.

Mrs. Lloyd graduated from Bridgeton High School. She also has taken classes at Cumberland County College. Mrs. Lloyd serves on the Advisory Board for the Division of Youth and Family Services. She is an active member of Trinity AME Church in Gouldtown.

Mrs. Lloyd is married to Everett Lloyd, a member of the Fairfield Township Committee and a former Mayor. They have two sons, Brian Lloyd, Sr. and Jeffrey Lloyd. Both attended Fairfield Township Primary and Middle Schools and graduated from Cumberland Regional High School.

Email address:



Ruth Butler was elected to the Fairfield Township Board of Education in 2011.  She is a current member of the Curriculum and Student Life, Negotiations, and Personnel Committees.  Ruth graduated from Bridgeton High School and attended Cumberland County College.  She is a graduate from Philadelphia Bible University in Lancaster, PA.  She is also a graduate of Christian Research and Development in Philadelphia PA, where she earned a certification as a Biblical Counselor

Mrs. Butler is retired from the Cumberland County Department of Corrections after 17 years of service.  She was also formerly employed by the Fairfield Township School as an Instructional Aide fro 14 year.

She is married to Nathaniel Butler and has two children, Tara and Nathaniel.  Both of her children attended the Fairfield Township School and four of her grandchildren attended the school as well.  She is a very active member of the Union Baptist Temple Church in Bridgeton, NJ.

Email address:



Darlington Henry Jr. was appointed to the Board in 2012.

Mr. Henry is a Cumberland Regional High School graduate and was a part of the Army National Guard from 1988 – 2004.

Mr. Henry is married to Shannon Henry and has four children; William, Leroy, Leah , and Carolece. He was also actively involved in Fairfield Recreation for 8 years.

Email address:



Mark Henry Sr. was elected to the Board in 2010. Mr. Henry serves on the Negotiations, Finance, and Curriculum and Student Life Committees.

Email address:


Marge Neild was elected to the Board in 2010. Mrs. Neild serves on the Finance and the Personnel/Policy Committees.

Mrs. Neild retired in January, 2010 from the Fairfield Township School District after 37 years of service. Over that span of years Marge was a classroom teacher and guidance counselor. For a number of years she held numerous positions in the Fairfield Township Education Association.

Mrs. Neild has lived in Fairton for over 32 years. Her three daughters, Stacy, Tara and Darcy, attended Fairfield Primary School and Fairfield Middle School, as well as her grandson.

Email address:


Mark Pierce Sr. was elected to the Board in 2011.  Mr. Pierce is Chairperson of the Finance Committee and Liaison to the Township Committee.

Mr. Pierce is a high school graduate and certificated in technology repair and as a LEAD Supervisor. He works for the City of Bridgeton as a Rehabilitation Specialist and a Housing Inspector.

Mr. Pierce is married to Linda Pierce and has three children; Mark Jr., Kristy, and Aaron.  Mr. Pierce is involved in the Christian Men’s Ministry and Radio Ministry Program.

Email address:


Treemanisha M. Stewart was appointed to the Board in 2012.

Ms. Stewart is a doctoral student at Capella University, where she is studying Public Administration.  She is a 2010 graduate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Public Health.  While attending UMDNJ she received her masters degree in Health Education and Behavioral Science.  She is a 2007 graduate from Howard University where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Health Science.  Ms. Stewart is a proud graduate of Fairfield Township School and Cumberland Regional High School.

Ms. Stewart is a Professor at Cumberland County College.  She is a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Cumberland County Reserve Corps, and a member of the Community Emergency Response Team.

Email address: