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 currently holds the same position at Owen J. Roberts High School. He will replace Charles Forster who was with the Colonial School District for 49 years.
“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.”
Bretz is the second high level administrator to come from the Owen J. Roberts School District. Dr. Michael Christan, most recently Owen J. Robert School District’s superintendent, was named the superintendent of the Colonial School District in June.
Bretz joined Owen J. Roberts as a health and physical education teacher in 2002. He added athletic administrative duties in 2007 and became chair of the Health and Physical Education Department in 2008. He was promoted to Athletic Director/Assistant Principal in 2014.
Prior to his time with Owen J Roberts, Bretz taught at Chester County Intermediate Unit and Girard College. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a teaching certification from West Chester University. He earned his principal certification through the California University of Pennsylvania.