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Hello William Penn Families,

As the new principal of William Penn Elementary School, I welcome you to the 2016-17 school year. I am eagerly anticipating a successful and rewarding year. I look forward to working with the devoted staff, parents/guardians and community to provide a remarkable educational experience for our students. For those of you who I have not had the pleasure to meet yet, please allow me to introduce myself. I have been a part of the Bethlehem Area School District as a student, a teacher, and an assistant principal. I am involved in the community as the chair of the Bethlehem Area School District’s Equity in Parent Involvement Committee and I am an executive board member at the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley. I have experience working with Community Schools and Leader in Me program. I truly believe that together we will continue to thrive in successes. I have heard many wonderful stories about the William Penn community and I am excited and honored to join the William Penn family for what I know will be an amazing school year. Those who know me know that I truly have an open door policy and I welcome your questions, concerns, and input at any time.

Proud to be be a Wildcat!

Eric Fontanez