Op-ed by BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph J. Roy: “BASD Doesn’t Benefit From Charter Schools”

In an op-ed in the Morning Call, Ana Meyers (a paid political advocate for charter schools) made several misleading or flat out wrong assertions that are contradicted by the facts. I want to respond to just one of those assertions because it is so intentionally misleading that the general public deserves to know the truth. Continue reading “Op-ed by BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph J. Roy: “BASD Doesn’t Benefit From Charter Schools””

Deputy Education Secretary Seeks ESU Input on Diversifying Teacher Workforce

How can Pennsylvania attract more people of color to become teachers?

That was the question at the center of a meeting Monday, March 11 between two high-ranking officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and East Stroudsburg University faculty, administrators and two ESU doctoral students, who also lead a Lehigh Valley high school. Continue reading “Deputy Education Secretary Seeks ESU Input on Diversifying Teacher Workforce”

PA Department of Education’s ‘Schools that Teach Tour’ Visits Broughal and Marvine Schools

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, visited Bethlehem Area School District’s Broughal Middle School and Marvine Elementary School as part of Governor Wolf’s “Schools that Teach Tour.” Continue reading “PA Department of Education’s ‘Schools that Teach Tour’ Visits Broughal and Marvine Schools”

With Donor Support, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District Introduces the Our Leaders of Tomorrow Fund

From The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District:

With community donor support, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area
School District established the Our Leaders of Tomorrow Fund to help empower our future leaders, Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) students. This fund supports BASD’s launching of the Leader in Me initiative, which incorporates Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other basic leadership skills into the elementary core curriculum in unique and creative ways. Continue reading “With Donor Support, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District Introduces the Our Leaders of Tomorrow Fund”

Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy appointed Chair of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Board of Directors

2017 PA Superintendent of the Year will lead UWGLV into next century of service; new board members announced

Allentown, PA July 18, 2018 – Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District, will serve as Chair of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) Board of Directors beginning July 2018. In his role as Board Chair, Dr. Roy will volunteer his leadership and expertise to help UWGLV create opportunities to improve the health, safety and education of everyone in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties. Continue reading “Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy appointed Chair of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Board of Directors”