At its August meeting, the Colonial Board of School Directors will confirm the appointment of Ralph (RJ) Bretz as the new Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS). Mr. Bretz, who currently holds the same position at Owen J. Roberts High School, will replace Charles Forster who is retiring after 49 years with the Colonial School District.
"We are pleased to have RJ Bretz join our administrative team," said PWHS Principal Dr. Jason Bacani. "He brings a wealth of experience in athletics, activities and student programs. Our quality boys' and girls' sports programs are an important part of the PW experience, and we're confident we will continue to have one of the region's model programs under RJ's leadership."
Mr. Bretz joined Owen J. Roberts as a health and physical education teacher in 2002. He took on athletic administrative duties in 2007 and became chair of the Health and Physical Education Department in 2008. Mr. Bretz was promoted to Athletic Director/Assistant Principal in 2014.
Mr. Bretz has previous teaching experience at the Chester County Intermediate Unit and Girard College. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees and a teaching certification from West Chester University. His principal certification is through the California University of Pennsylvania.