Leadership Changes for Union and Franklin Township School Districts
The Union Township School District and Franklin Township School District (Hunterdon County) jointly announce the appointment of two new educational leaders intended to yield an expansion of existing shared services between the two school districts.
Mrs. Kerry Foote of Pittstown was appointed as the new principal of Union Township Middle School. She started her career in 2009 as a special education teacher and spent nine years as a classroom teacher. Kerry then became Union Township’s curriculum coordinator/instructional coach in 2018. In her role as coordinator, she created a highly successful professional development academy for parents and teachers, and launched an award-winning Junior Academy program. She also rewrote many of the district’s curriculum maps. Mrs. Foote received her Masters in Education from the American College of Education in 2020 and is now pursuing her doctorate at Centenary University.
Mrs. Laura LoPiccolo of Flemington has become the shared curriculum coordinator/instructional coach for Union and Franklin Township. She has been an educator for 19 years in Union Township in both general education and special education. Mrs. LoPiccolo received her Masters in Education and Instruction and is pursuing additional graduate studies in Leadership and Supervision. Mrs. LoPiccolo has served on various committees, coached sports and clubs, wrote curriculum, served as a mentor, and as the Union Township Education Association co-president. Mrs. LoPiccolo has two children, volunteers for a local animal rescue and is a certified yoga instructor.
“Students and families in both districts are poised to benefit exponentially from our newest changes in leadership. Both leaders are innovative educators who are deeply committed to improving student achievement,” said Mr. Nicholas Diaz, shared superintendent of Union Township School District and Franklin Township School District.