Michelle’s volunteer duties have extended to the local schools as she has held various leadership positions in the PTC’s including serving as President of Cedar Hill School PTC for over six years. She was recently elected to the Montville Township Board of Education and serves on the curriculum and communications committees.
Prior to her current roles, Michelle worked in the information technology sector managing the installation of financial management, human resource, and purchasing systems for local governments and later as a director at a pharmacy benefit management organization.
Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree Cum Laude from Lafayette College where she double majored in Computer Science and Government and Law. She also holds her Master’s Degree in Education from Rutgers University. Michelle lives in Towaco with her husband Evan and is the proud mother of Lindsay and Hailey. She and her family consider PBJC to be their second home and Michelle is thrilled to be serving the community in this capacity.
|Nursery School Co-Directors:
Jill Buckler and Lisa Lerman
The Pine Brook Jewish Center community looks forward to Jill Buckler’s 1st year as our Nursery School Co-Director. She has been our Pre-K teacher for the past 14 years, as well as, teaching the GAN class at PBJC Religious School for the past 5 years. This is her 15th summer as the Unit Leader of Kindergarten Girls/Pre-K at Willow Lake Day Camp and has been teaching for a total of over 18 years in the non-profit field. Jill is very excited to continue to teach the Pre-K, as well as, the GAN class on Sundays in the addition to her new administrative role as Co-Director.The Pine Brook Jewish Center community is excited to welcome Lisa Lerman in her 1st year as our Nursery School Co-Director. Lisa graduated from Muhlenberg College where she earned a dual degree in business administration and social science. Over the past fifteen years, she has taken on various roles at PBJC, including: teaching the Mommy and Me class, introducing and implementing the science program, and assisting in both the two’s and three’s classes. She spends her summers working as a head counselor and administrator at Pine Brook Day Camp and performs administrative work throughout the school year. Lisa looks forward to continuing her role as a teacher as well as becoming a Co-Director at PBJC.