The Trenton Board of Education received its Board Certification Award, having earned 16 Board Member Credits within a four-year period. It was presented with its award at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Mercer County School Boards Association. Pictured above, left to right, are: Jesse Adams Jr., an NJSBA field service representative; Karen Cortellino, M.D., president of NJSBA; Austin Edwards, board member; Deniece Johnson, board member; Gerald Truehart, board vice president; Yolanda Marrero-Lopez, board president; Sasa Olessi Montaño, board member; Jeannie Weakliem, board member; Addie Daniels-Lane, board member; Jayne Howard, business administrator/board secretary; Gene Bouie, board member; James Earle, superintendent of schools; and James Rolle Jr., general counsel.

“I commend the work our board members have done to grow both personally and professionally while continuing their education and serving our district,” Earle in a news release. “Their commitment to becoming board-certified has enhanced the working relationship between the district and the public. I have witnessed the depth of their knowledge related to the district’s strategic plan and their role in supporting my efforts during implementation.”