(Term Expires: December 31, 2019)
In 2012, based on the Washington Township School District’s excellent educational reputation, Christina Metz and her family moved to Washington Township to provide her then three-year- old son the opportunity to encourage his intellectual and social growth in a positive, safe and challenging environment.
Prior to establishing a successful career in customer service/retail management, Christina obtained an associates degrees in liberal arts from Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J. and studied English with a concentration in Shakespeare and a minor in Philosophy/Religion at Rutgers University, Douglas College. Once her son, Jacob, was born, after 20 years in the business world, Christina chose not to continue her retail career and opted to become a stay-at-home mother.
In 2013, Christina became a New Jersey licensed real estate agent, but, in 2016, she opted to put this license into a referral status so she could run for Washington Township School Board on a platform focusing on the needs of all children within the district, especially those who, like her own Wedgwood Elementary second grader, are not “cookie cutter” kids.
Children, especially children with special needs, are her passion. In 2012, Christina helped her cousin establish a non – profit foundation, Baking Memories 4 Kids. Baking Memories 4 Kids sends children with life threatening and terminal illnesses on all-expense paid vacations to Orlando, Florida by selling chocolate chip cookies. Now senior vice president, Christina believes that the foundation’s mission has opened her eyes and her heart to the struggles of families throughout the country and inspired her desire to ensure that all the children of Washington Township are afforded the opportunity to be the best individuals they can be despite their physical, intellectual, emotional or economical differences.