Board of Education » Mr. Michael Derro

Mr. Michael Derro

Michael (Mike) Derro is a third-generation resident of Belleville and has lived here for over 28 years. He is currently serving his first term on the Belleville Board of Education.

Mr. Derro and his wife Letizia are local homeowners and have raised their two children, who are both graduates of Belleville High School, here in the township. The eldest recently received their Bachelor’s Degree from NJIT, after competing 4 years of study, while their youngest currently attends Caldwell University.

Mr. Derro currently works as an Information Technology Engineer for a Global Company and has been there for the past 22 years. 

Mr. Derro has been actively involved in various community service roles for many years, going back to his time spent as youth director over a local church organization and has continued up through the present time as part of the Better Belleville Civic Organization. He still volunteers his time to those causes that are near his heart to help people whenever he could, as well as to his church.     

Mr. Derro spent many years as part of our local High School Home and School Association and ultimately became President of that Organization for several years while his children were still in school. This same motivation helped him to continue to encourage parents in our community to stay involved and have a continued voice in their child’s education. 

Mr. Derro is also an appointed member of the Belleville Public Library Board, where he spent two years as the Vice-President.  In his role, he helped with some recent initiatives to introduce newer technology like Audio Conferencing to the library and is an active participant in the future redesign of the Teen Room. 

Mr. Derro enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. He looks forward to partnering with this current board, parents, educators, and other stakeholders to help the Belleville Public School District achieve their greatest goals, as he believes the best is yet to come.