Christine Badger Mele, began serving her first term on the South Colonie Board of Education on July 1, 2013. Badger Mele has lived in the district for 20 years and, since 1992, has been the owner of Apple Interiors — a full service custom home fashion/drapery business.
Badger Mele earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising/Public Relations from the University of South Carolina. She has been a member of various PTA groups and sports booster clubs over the years. Badger Mele has six children who have graduated from or still attend South Colonie Schools.