Catherine Riihimaki

A New Vision for Clinton Township Schools

Clinton Township, NJ, is a beautiful town in the garden part of the Garden State. We have a wonderful community and a great setting. We have also traditionally had great schools.


With a Ph.D. in Earth Science, a career in higher education at Princeton University, a child at Patrick McGaheran School, and 10+ years living in Clinton Township, I have the expertise to ensure that our schools are excellent and cost-effective.


Our district faces significant challenges, from decreasing enrollment to rising health care costs to aging buildings. But the biggest challenges are a school board that is not responsive to all of our stakeholders' needs.


I’m running for Board of Education for three reasons:

  1. Bring innovative STEM education to help all of our students succeed.
  2. Ensure a smooth transition to fewer schools.
  3. Improve relations between the Board, teachers, administrators, parents, and tax payers.


Thank you for your help in making this happen!

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