Damon Englese, a career educator with 23 years of experience, began as a teacher in Union City and currently serves as principal of the E. Roy Bixby Elementary School in Bogota. He also serves as president of the principals and supervisor association within the district. Englese represented Dumont as a councilperson from 2019-21, serving as the department of public works chair and police commissioner. He earned a B.A. in business administration and finance from Seton Hall University and an M.A. in educational administration and supervision from St. Peter’s University. He holds teaching, school business administrator and superintendent of schools licensing in New Jersey.