Joanne Calabria Barkauskas

Joanne has lived in Mountain Lakes since 2003. She and her husband, Rich, MLHS Class of 1987, have four children, Richard, MLHS Class of 2015, Matthew, MLHS Class of 2018, Thomas, MLHS Class of 2021 and Emma, MLHS Class of 2024. Joanne has been an educator for the past 20 years, working first as a high school teacher and now currently as a high school guidance counselor at Parsippany Hills High School. Joanne earned an MA in Administration and Educational Leadership from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education and an MsC in Comparative Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science.



Diane Grinnell Burch - Board President

Diane has lived in Mountain Lakes since 1999.  Her three children are members of the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2020.  She has served as Home & School Association President, The Bulletin editor, Home & School Association bake sale Chairperson, Spirit 5K volunteer, Education Foundation member, League of Women Voters member, and Lakeland YMCA volunteer.  Diane has a Bachelor of Science in Finance.



LaVonne Feigeles

LaVonne has lived in Mountain Lakes since 1999 and was elected to the Board of Education in 2008. She and her husband Mike have three children: Jake, MLHS Class of 2009, Lance, MLHS Class of 2011, and Tori, MLHS Class of 2013. She has actively volunteered since moving into town, with her primary focus being the Home & School Association. She has served on the H&SA Board in different capacities, including Briarcliff Chair, Parliamentarian, Bulletin Editor, and past President of the H&SA. LaVonne has also been active as a trustee of the Mountain Lakes Educational Foundation. She has a BA from Middlebury College and a MBA from New York University. Her work experience includes 15 years at Merrill Lynch in NYC until her retirement in 1995 upon the birth of her third child. Her interests include travel, golf, and reading.




Allison Fenton

Allison has lived in Mountain Lakes since 2005, and is the newest member of the Board of Education. She and her husband Todd have two boys, Jack- class of 2018 and Sean- class of 2021. Allison has been an active volunteer since moving to Mountain Lakes. She has served as the coordinator for Mountain Lakes Day for 2 years, and has held many roles in the Home & School Association including: Wildwood Chair, teacher's appreciation chair, a classroom parent, a member of the principal's advisory board, an advisor to the H&SA communications committee, and was responsible for the creation of the H&SA database that aids in the annual printing of the student directory. Allison was also involved in the creation and maintenance of the Virtual Backpack for Wildwood and Briarcliff. She has a BA from McGill University.




David Gniewek
David has lived in Mountain Lakes since 1997. He was elected to the board in 2005. He and his wife have two children, Tucker MLHS Class of 2007 and Carly MLHS class of 2011. David is retired from the private practice of law. He has served on the policy committee since 2005, as vice president of the board in 2007-2008, as chairman of the negotiations committee 2007-2008, and on the finance committee. David is also involved in Mountain Lakes Swimming and Diving Association and Lakeland Hills YMCA.



Catherine Mitchell

I am a 51 year-old mother of four, married to Joff Mitchell. We have lived in Mountain Lakes for a total of 12 years. I was born in New Zealand and am a teacher by profession. I have been involved in school systems in New Zealand, Australia and the States which has given me an interesting perspective on education. I am currently assistant coach to the MLHS Freshman field hockey team, administrator and coach for the Mountain Lakes Recreation Field Hockey program, on the board of the Medical Needs Foundation, a member of the Mountain Lakes Garden Club and a volunteer for several other charities.




Michael Moreau

Mike has lived in Mountain Lakes since 2006 with his wife Lori and their three children, Jane MLHS Class of 2012, Kate MLHS Class of 2014 and Matthew MLHS Class of 2021.   Mike is currently active in the Mountain Lakes Swimming and Diving Association and the Mountain Lakes, Boonton Township, Boonton Soccer Association.  Previously, Mike was active on the strategy committee of the Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation (DSAF) on Long Island. Mike is currently responsible for the Human Resources function of Crump Group, Inc. Prior to Crump, Mike worked at Olympus America, Automatic Data Processing and PepsiCo. Mike earned his BS from Ithaca College and an MS from Mercy College.



Kim Sheppell

Kim has lived in Mountain Lakes with her husband and two children since 2000. She has serviced in several volunteer positions in town including the Principal’s Advisory Council, CCD Teacher, and chairperson of the League of Women Voters Education Study. In addition to volunteering in town she also has performed grant writing for the Roots &Wings Foundation, serves on the Board of the Kids for Kids Foundation and works on mission trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Kim also works as the COO of KHJ Development Corporation and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance.




Rosemary Wall - Board Vice-President

Rosemary has lived in Mountain Lakes since 1990 and was elected to the Board of Education in 2001. She and her husband Robert have four children, Robert (MLHS 2000), Rebecca (MLHS 2003), Christopher (MLHS 2006) and Andrew, a sophomore at MLHS. Rosemary chairs the Personnel and Special Education Committees, is a member of the Program Committee and has served previously on the Policy and Extra/Co-Curricular Committees. She has served on the committees which developed the 1999, 2004 and 2009 Long Range Education Plans. A founding member of the Special Education Forum, she is Board Liaison to that organization. Rosemary is retired from the private practice of law.



Anne Mucci - Superintendent
Anne came to the Mountain Lakes School District in 1995. She has her BA, MA, EdS and Ed.D from Seton Hall University. Anne has worked in all of our schools in various teaching and administrative roles including principal of the high school. Anne and her husband, Ronnie, have lived in Mountain Lakes for 10 years. They have 3 children in our school system. Anne serves on all the Board of Education committees.




Daniel A. Borgo - Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Dan has held the position of Business Administrator in Mountain Lakes since 2006

after holding the same position in the West Essex Regional School DIstrict for 16 years.  He has a BA from Monmouth University and a Masters Degree from Kean College.  He and his wife Robyn live in Randolph, NJ.  They have 2 children, Nick and Erica.