Robert Zega was born in Perth Amboy April 7, 1963. He attended St. James School in Woodbridge, then Woodbridge Jr. HS and then graduated from WHS in 1981. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1985 with a BA in Biological Sciences Education. After teaching in other districts he returned to teach at Woodbridge MS in 1987. He also coached football and wrestling at WHS. In 1989 he was transferred to WHS. In 1997 he retired from coaching. In 2001 he earned his MA in Administration from Kean University. In 2001 he was promoted to VP at WHS. In 2003 he earned his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. In 2005 he was promoted to principal of Lafayette Estates Elementary School #25. In 2010 he was promoted to principal of Colonia HS. In 2012 he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. In 2013 he was promoted to Superintendent of Woodbridge Schools. He currently resides in Middletown, NJ with his wife and three children.Robert Zega, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
John Bader was born in Rahway on October 29th, 1968. He attended St. James School in Woodbridge and then graduated from WHS in 1986. He graduated from Trenton State College in 1990 with a BS in Biological Sciences Education. He started his teaching career in WTSD as a 7th grade Life Science teacher at Colonia Middle School. Mr. Bader spent the next 5 years teaching Physical Science and Life Science at Fords Middle School. During his middle school teaching years Mr. Bader also served as a ski club advisor, science/environmental club advisor and intramural sports club advisor. In 1996 he began teaching high school science at JFKMHS. For the next 3 years he taught Physics, A.P. Physics and Earth Science at Kennedy High School. During this time he also coached boys and girls basketball. In 1999 he earned his M.A. in Administration from Kean University. In 1999 he was promoted to vice principal at WHS and served in that position for one school year. In the year 2000 he was promoted to principal of Port Reading Elementary School #9 where he served as elementary principal for 12 years. In 2013 he was promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction of Woodbridge Schools. He currently resides in Woodbridge, N.J. with his wife and three children.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Joanne Shafer was born in Edison, NJ and was raised in Port Reading. She attended St.Anthony’s Grammar School and Bishop George Ahr High School. Ms. Shafer graduated Seton Hall University with a BS in Education and holds teaching certificates for Teacher of English and Elementary School Teacher. Ms. Shafer began her teaching career in 1993 as an English teacher in the Woodbridge Township School District. From1993-1994, Ms. Shafer taught English at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and Colonia High School,where she served as color guard advisor and senior play dance choreography advisor. In 1994, Ms. Shafer taught English at JFK, at which time was junior cotillion advisor, assistant and head cheerleading coach, and yearbook financial advisor. Ms. Shafer attended Rutgers Graduate School of Education from 1994-1997 and earned her MA in Administration and Supervision. She holds both principal and supervisor certificates. In 1999, Ms. Shafer was promoted to English Department Supervisor at JohnF. Kennedy Memorial High School where she supervised English, ESL, G&T, and special education teachers and also served as the Service-Learning Coordinator. Ms. Shafer served on the New Jersey Department of Education Best Practices/ Star School Evaluation Committee. In 2010, Ms. Shafer was promoted to Director of Personnel Services.
Director of Personnel Services
Julie Bair was born in Red Bank, New Jersey and was raised in Middletown. She attended Bayview Elementary School, Bayshore Middle School and is a graduate of Middletown High School North. Julie attended Kean University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She holds teaching certificates for Teacher of the Handicapped and Elementary Education. Julie Bair began her career in a private school teaching students with autism and multiple disabled students. She left the private school to teach learning disabled students and emotionally disturbed students for Elizabeth Public Schools. Julie returned to Kean and earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. She holds both a principal’s and a supervisor’s certificate. In 2001, Julie left Elizabeth to become the Supervisor of Special Education Programs in Woodbridge Township. In 2010, she was promoted to the Director of Special Services. Julie currently resides in the Navesink section of Middletown Township.
Director of Special Services