THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Reema Kanzaria - Co-President

Reema joined the Princeton Education Foundation in 2021.   She lives with her husband and two children, who attend Littlebrook.  Reema graduated from Pace University School of Law with a JD and University of Maryland with a BA in Government and Politics.  Reema has a passion for education and equity, and she is an active member in the community.  In her previous district, she was elected to the Board of Education.

Clare Mackness - Treasurer

Clare joined the Princeton Education Foundation in 2019, and now serves as Treasurer. Clare spent 20 years working in Global Retail, Sourcing and Supply Chain for large blue chip retailers in the UK eventually leading a Technical and Ethical team in Asia. Living and working in Hong Kong, India, Bangladesh and China she oversaw factory production delivering quality and ethical standards. Since moving to Princeton in 2018 Clare has pivoted to a career in Real Estate working for Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s Int’ Realty, serving clients in the local community helping them achieve their real estate goals. With a BSc Hons in Psychology she brings a passion for people, authenticity and collaboration. She lives in Princeton with her husband and two teenage daughters (PHS ‘24 and PMS ‘23).

Karolin Obregon - Board member

A board member since 2020, both of Karolin’s children are in the Princeton public school system. She has volunteered in the schools since her kids entered kindergarten, and has worked with many different committees, organizations and teachers. She has been teaching at Cherry Hill Nursery School, in Princeton, since 2013. Before finding her passion for teaching, Karolin worked in public relations, international relations and marketing. Her hobby of photography took on a life of its own when she was asked to do school portraits, and individual portraits. Along with photography, she has a love of film and art. She believes our teachers need support to help create the best classroom experience possible, and is very excited to be part of an organization that can directly support our teachers. 

bios coming soon

Cathy Kurpiewski - Grants coordinator

Kerry Martin - Events coordinator

ASSOCIATE BOARD MEMBERS

Amy Wargo - Princeton Middle School

Amy Wargo has been the Health teacher at Princeton Middle School (formerly JWMS), for 29 years. She also has coached Girls Soccer at both PHS and Princeton Middle School, and Track and Field at Princeton Middle School/JW for over 20 years. Besides the students, the connections that were created between her classes and the community (Princeton Police, HiTops, Corner House, Red Cross as well as others), have been one of her favorite things. Princeton Education Fund (PEF) is one of those connections she loves. PEF provides tremendous support for PPS staff to be able to continue to provide innovative curriculum and SEL supports to the students of PPS. Amy has a BS from The College of New Jersey, a MA of Education from Kaplan University and a Postgraduate Degree from Purdue. She has two sons who went through Johnson Park Elementary School, Princeton Middle School, with one graduate from PHS class of ‘21 and one in the class of ‘23.

Brian Hoffman - Princeton High School

Lynn Spirko - Riverside

Erin Ketterer - Johnson Park

Marian Figueroa-Toro - Community Park

Mike Butler - Littlebrook

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