Wally Kappeler

Wally Kappeler is executive director of the South Jersey First Star Collaborative, an innovative college achievement program for foster youth. In 2011, he co-founded the “First Star Academy” at UCLA, which has since been replicated nationally and internationally. He also serves as the chief school administrator for the Maurice River Township School District and has enjoyed a twenty-year career as a teacher, coach, and administrator. Mr. Kappeler is a doctoral candidate in the organizational leadership program at Stockton University.