Nancy Barna

Nancy Barna

Term: Dec. 2025
Nancy Barna

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 attended schools in 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. 

Nancy attributes her children’s success to the important educational foundation that West Deptford Schools provided to each of them. Much has changed between the years Ryan and Tyler attended WD schools – especially in the area of technology. Students went from learning exclusively with textbooks to laptops, and chalkboards were replaced Smart Boards. However, one thing that has not changed over the years – Nancy’s dedication to instilling the love of learning in all children.

Nancy's leadership roles as a Trustee for the West Deptford Free Public Library; President of the GFWC Woman's Club of West Deptford; Cubmaster of West Deptford Scout Pack 296; Committee Member of West Deptford Boy Scout Troop 9; and Girl Scout Leader, provided her with decades of service to the community as well as great opportunities to listen to what is important to the families of West Deptford.

As a volunteer with the Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry at Colonial Manor UMC in West Deptford, Mrs. Barna worked with the District to provide information for qualified families of students through the Pantry as well as free summer lunches for qualified students through the GWCM Summer Lunchbox Program. In cooperation with West Deptford High School Key Club, Mrs. Barna has been able to coordinate the Club’s food drives with this WD food pantry – ultimately benefitting District families and other local families in need.

Nancy received her Paralegal Degree from Gloucester County College, and is employed with county government. She majors in pre-law with minors in political science and social work at Rutgers University.

“KEEPING STUDENTS FIRST” is Mrs. Barna’s focus as she proudly serves her second term as a member of the West Deptford Board of Education.

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