Board of Education Members


Fairfield Township seats a nine member Board of Education

Members for the 2019 - 2020 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.
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Ms. Mattie Peterson
 - Vice President
Mattie was elected to the Board in 2013 and currently serves on the Finance and Student Life Committees.  
Mattie Gibbons Peterson is a managerial professional with over 18 years of experience in Financial Services.  Mattie currently works as a Data and Automation Control Manager for JP Morgan Chase providing analytical support to manage and monitor day-to-day risks, compliance and financial performance of JPMC Business processes.  Mrs. Peterson has  previously held leadership roles with MBNA America Bank and Bank of America  with discipline in Underwriting, Collections/Recovery, Debt Sales, Vendor Management and Business Controls.  
Mattie attended Fairfield Township School District and Cumberland Regional High School and holds a BBA from Temple University and a comprehensive MBA from Goldey Beacom College.
Mattie resides in Fairfield Township with her husband Mike and their 3 children- Deshaun & Aniah who have attended Fairfield Township School and Michael Jr who currently attends.
Aside from work and family, Mattie serves as an Advisor for Glory Tabernacle Church’s Discipleship and Education Ministries, is a member of the Vineland NAACP Unit and also serves as a Board Member for Y-Knot Inc. 

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Darlington Henry Jr. 

Darlington  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.

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Ms. Alta Lloyd  
Alta 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.

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Rev. Michael Keene - Bio Coming Soon
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Ms. Judith Hedgeman: Was appointed to the Board in 2019. Bio and Update Coming Soon!

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Ms. Erica Goodwin was appointed to the Board in 2018. – Bio and update coming soon!

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