The Morris Educational Foundation's staff has a strong commitment to serving the Morris School District. With the Board of Trustees, they work hard to enhance the academic excellence of the ten Morris School District schools.
Chrissie Wetherbee, Executive Director
Chrissie’s non-profit experience began in museums, first at the Hunterdon Art Museum and then the Morris Museum. She holds a B.A. in art history from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in museum studies from Seton Hall University. She is also a National School Foundation Association Certified Education Foundation Leader. As a 1994 Morristown High School alum and a Morris School District parent, Chrissie is proud to serve the Morris School District community as the Executive Director for the Morris Educational Foundation, where she has worked since 2013. Born and raised in Morristown, she returned in 2006 with her husband Chris to raise their two children, Anna and Ian, both Morris School District students.
Laurie Pepitone, Director of Marketing and Communications
Laurie has more than twelve years of experience in marketing and public relations. She has worked in the corporate sector with the food, retail, and entertainment industries and in the nonprofit sector with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Arc of Essex County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey, among others. Laurie has a B.A. in Communications from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Randolph, NJ with her husband, Mike and two daughters, Kate and Cara.
Caroline Kincaid Godfrey, Administrative and Program Coordinator
Caroline is from Charlotte, NC, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a project manager with Raycom Sports in Charlotte before moving to New Jersey in 1994 where she continued to work in project management and marketing/communications at TeleChoice, Inc. and Prudential Investments. Caroline and her husband, Rich, have two daughters, Sarah (MHS ’17) and Grace (MHS ’19). Caroline has served as the HSA president of both Frelinghuysen Middle School and Morristown High School. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Morristown Festival of Books.
Debbie Sontupe, Fundraising Consultant
Born and raised in Morristown, Debbie is an alumna of Morristown High School (’89). She lives in Morris Township with her husband Dan and two children who are graduates of the high school as well. Debbie has over 25 years of experience in fundraising, communications, non-profit management and consulting. Past positions include Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mercy College in N.Y. and Campaign Manager at the Rutgers University Foundation. In addition, Debbie has served in several leadership roles in the YMCA. Debbie has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Rutgers University.