Nancy Barna

Nancy Barna

Term: Dec. 2025
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Nancy Barna, MBM, is a Master Board Member, certified by the New Jersey School Board Association. She and her husband, John, raised three children who graduated from the West Deptford School District: Dr. Ryan Barna – Class of 1998 & Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy – PharmD; Melissa Barna Jennings – Class of 2003 & Rutgers University – Pharmaceutical Chemistry; and Tyler Barna – Class of 2017, Rutgers Honors College 2021 – Astrophysics, & University of Minnesota – Astrophysics PhD Student and Researcher. Nancy enjoys attending her grandsons Chase and Cole’s soccer and baseball games in her spare time. She also enjoys attending Philadelphia sporting events: Phillies, Union, and Flyers' games.

Nancy attributes her children’s success to the important educational foundation they received in the West Deptford School District. Much has changed between the years Ryan and Tyler graduated from WDHS – especially in the area of technology. Students went from learning exclusively with textbooks to laptops; and chalkboards were replaced with Smart Boards.  However, one thing has not changed – Nancy’s dedication to instilling the love of learning in all children.

Mrs. Barna’s leadership roles as a Member of the West Deptford Multiple Dwelling Regulation Board; Trustee to the West Deptford Free Public Library; President of the GFWC Woman’s Club of West Deptford; Cub Master of West Deptford Scout Pack 296; Committee Member of West Deptford Boy Scout Troop 9; Girl Scout Leader, and soccer coach provided her with decades of service to the community as well as providing great opportunities for her to listen to what is important to the families of West Deptford.

As a social worker volunteer with the Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry at Colonial Manor UMC in West Deptford, Mrs. Barna works with the District to provide information for qualified families of students to receive food at that food pantry as well as providing free summer lunches through the GWCM Summer Lunchbox Program at its sister pantry. Nancy coordinates with the WDHS Key Club, WDHS Student Counsel, the district schools, local organizations and individual donors for food drives they conduct which benefit the families of district students. If your family is suffering from food insecurity, please go to for further information.

Mrs. Barna holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and Political Science from Rutgers University, as well an Associat Degree in Paralegal Studies from Gloucester County College (n/k/a Rowan College of South Jersey). She is employed as a government Paralegal.

“KEEPING STUDENTS FIRST” is Nancy Barna’s focus as she proudly serves her third term on the West Deptford Board of Education.

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