Member since 2011
Alexandra Lopez feels honored and privileged to serve the Piscataway community as an elected member of the school board. She has lived in Piscataway for 13 years with her husband Victor and two children, Christian and Izabella. Having spent the better part of her career working with children and families, she believes wholeheartedly in academic, as well as social education, as the foundation of our children’s healthy future.
She has lived in Piscataway for 13 years, and studied as an undergraduate at Rutgers. She received a master’s degree in counselor Education with a specialization in Addictions from Kean University. She always knew that she wanted to work with adolescents, and follow her heart to a position as a substance awareness coordinator in the Carteret Public Schools. During that time, she returned to Kean University to pursue her post masters education and ultimately her NJ Department of Education Supervisors License, which prepared her for the position as director of the school based youth services program in Carteret.
In 2007, she decided to make a personal and career move and took a position closer to home as the deputy director of the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency of Middlesex County, Inc. Being closer to home afforded her the opportunity to become more involved in the Piscataway school system and, even more importantly, with her two children! She served on the High School redesign team and became committed to the goals of the district.
Currently, she is a part time lecturer/ faculty member at the Bloustein School of Public Health at Rutgers University where she teaches undergraduate students. She is also in private practice where she continues to provide much needed services to families in Middlesex County struggling with issues related to substance abuse. The past year brought many changes and exciting opportunities, both personally and for the school community. She looks forward to serving the children and families of Piscataway with faithful commitment, dedication and enthusiasm.