Robert Berretta

May 16, 2023

Robert has been an educator since 2004. He believes education is more than just an economic lever – it’s the key to a civil democracy. He served as Principal of Ziegler Elementary in The School District of Philadelphia for 6 years. Prior to that, he served as a 2nd and 5th grade bilingual teacher (he speaks fluent Spanish), a 6th and 7th grade English/Language Arts teacher, and a literacy director. He’s the father of two amazing boys and Thomas the cat, and husband to the most supportive and loving wife. In his spare time, he serves as a perpetually disappointed Philadelphia sports fan, watches Seinfeld reruns, and enjoys working out. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Penn State, and an M.S. in Human Relations and Business from Amberton. He writes regularly about education at