Board Candidates

2021 WDBOE Candidate Biographies

Brett Fetty

Brett Fetty has been a proud member of West Deptford for the better part of his life. He is a 1994 graduate of West Deptford High School, a 1999 graduate of West Virginia University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, and a 2007 graduate of Wilmington University, earning a Master of Education degree in School Leadership. He holds a Teacher of the Handicapped certificate, a Supervisor’s certificate, a Principal’s certificate and a School Administrator’s (Superintendent) certificate. Mr. Fetty is currently in his sixth year as Principal for the Camden County Technical Schools. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Principal for the Campus of Camden County Technical Schools for three years, Vice Principal at the Hainesport School for two years and Special Education Teacher for Gloucester County Special Services School District, Bankbridge Regional School located in Sewell for twelve years. Mr. Fetty also coached high school wrestling for sixteen years, most notably at West Deptford High School. He was an assistant coach of the 1999-2000 Group III State Championship team. That team won the first and only wrestling State Championship in school history and was inducted into the West Deptford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.

Mr. Fetty is a proud parent of fifteen-year-old twins, Alycia and Brett. Mr. Fetty views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. He believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the educational experience.

“As educators, we have the opportunity to provide the gift that cannot be repaid. This gift forms bonds and makes connections with students. We focus on the skills and interactions that allow students to become indispensable driving forces for whatever tomorrow’s economy and society may become.”

Robert Jones

Bob Jones is a 18-year resident of West Deptford. He graduated from Arthur P. Schalick High School in 1996, Rowan University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Rowan University in 2010 with a Master’s in Engineering Management. Bob currently works as a General Manager; a role that has afforded him experience with results-oriented planning, managing operating budgets, and doing what he enjoys most: teaming with others to overcome challenges, create value, and lead positive change.

Bob and his wife, Trista, have two children that are in the West Deptford School System. Their son, Gabriel, is in the seventh grade and their daughter, Selene, in the fifth grade at West Deptford Middle School. Bob and Trista both think that West Deptford Schools have a wonderful combination of parents, teachers, administrators, and Board of Education members that are passionate about our students and their education.  Trista has come to know this first-hand through her multiple years of serving in different roles on the PTO.

Bob is pursuing a seat on the West Deptford Board of Education because he thinks that West Deptford schools have an opportunity to be among the top 100 for education in New Jersey.  “The West Deptford School System is doing a good job of educating our children and young adults, but I think that when it comes to education we must always strive for better. A drive for continuous improvement is also a drive for continuous learning. I’m grateful and excited for any opportunity to work together with parents, teachers, administrators, and the other members of the Board to make a West Deptford education an outstanding education for our students."

Zachary Kaminski

Zachary Kaminski is a graduate from the West Deptford School system, as part of the class of  2017. He currently attends Rowan University and is pursuing his BA degree in Elementary Education. Zachary has volunteered in the township as a tee-ball coach, and youth football for seven seasons. 

Zachary’s passion for education has made him see our school district with utmost importance. “Education begins with communication to ensure a well-functioning, learning environment. I have always found it exciting how much our classroom lessons have met each students’ individual learning style. Technology is the most important tool in growing young minds in and outside the classroom, as it has enabled us to become 21st century learners. I will work in a team capacity in providing my views on the progress within our schools. It is crucial that we have all the information possible to ensure the best decisions are made not only for learners and educators, but for the next generation. It would be my honor to continue to serve our students, staff, and community on the West Deptford Board of Education.”

Kimberly Schultz

Kimberly Schultz is a 2002 graduate of West Deptford High School. After their girls were born, she and her husband, Frank, made the decision to move back to West Deptford. Catherine is a second grader and Tiny Miss West Deptford 2021 and Abigail is a preschooler. Kim is a 2006 graduate of The College of New Jersey and a 2009 graduate of Drexel Law. She is an attorney employed by the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender and an Adjunct Professor at The College of New Jersey, where she teaches Constitutional Law. Kim is an active member of the West Deptford community, currently serving at the fundraising chair for the West Deptford Elementary School PTO after having served as co-President of Oakview School’s PTO for two years. She is the community impact chairperson for the West Deptford Junior Women’s Club and serves as a catechist at Incarnation Church. In her spare time, you can find Kim flagging down Mr. Softee for her kids, on the boardwalk or beach in Wildwood Crest, waiting for her girls to be finished dance class, or hanging out in her parents’ pool (they live in the house she grew up in only a few blocks away).

Kim is interested in a position on the Board of Education because she believes that West Deptford Schools provide an excellent education for their students, especially those students requiring child study team services. Kim and Frank’s youngest child has received the benefit of those services due to a unilateral hearing loss and Kim wants to see all children in the West Deptford School System thrive.  

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