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Ms. Laurie Sage


Dear Freedom Family,

My name is Laurie Sage, and I am excited to begin my second year as Principal of Freedom High School and my 20th year overall here. Last year was full of transitions and uncertainties with a sprinkling of normal routines and traditions mixed in.  This year, I look forward to all the activities, events, academics, and extracurriculars that make Freedom an amazing place to be.

I am ready to see you in the halls and classrooms of Freedom, performing in concerts, playing in sporting events, supporting your classmates, and reinvigorating our school community.

Best wishes for a healthy and successful school year.

Ms. Laurie Sage

Ms. Kilpatrick x53901 – jkilpatrick@basdschools.org

Ms. Nelson x53902 – cnelson@basdschools.org

Secretaries to the Principal


Mrs. Amanda Miranda

Assistant Principal for Curriculum + Instruction


Hi Freedom Family Members,

My name is Amanda Miranda, and I am the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at FHS. I have been in this role since the 2021-2022 school year, and I was a member of the FHS English Department for 8 years before transitioning to administration . Prior to my time at Freedom, I also taught in the Allentown School District and the School District of Philadelphia.

As the building’s curriculum and instruction administrator, I work on curriculum evaluation and development, course selection and scheduling, and state testing implementation. At the heart of my role, I am fully invested in all matters related to teaching and learning in the building. I work closely with staff members to ensure that our coursework strives to advance the district’s mission of creating lifelong learners and productive citizens. Overall, I am confident in stating that Freedom High School has an amazing faculty who all work tirelessly for our students. 

I am located in Office 106, and please feel free to reach out at any time. Best wishes for a wonderful school year! 


Mrs. Hahalis x53971 – shahalis@basdschools.org

Secretary to Mrs. Miranda 

Assistant Principals

Mr. Michael DiBilio (A-E)

My name is Mike DiBilio, and the 2023-2024 school year marks my 31st year in education, and my 17th year as an Assistant Principal at Freedom High School. Prior to coming to Freedom I was a Spanish teacher, basketball coach, and department head at Pocono Mountain High School East, and a Spanish teacher and Assistant Principal at Stroudsburg High School. I am extremely proud to serve the students, families, and community at FHS and in the Bethlehem Area School Districts. I truly believe that no district compares to ours in terms of the academics we provide, and the community connections and partnerships we have cultivated to help support the needs of the whole child. The diversity of the Bethlehem community, and specifically that of Freedom High School is what makes working as an educator in the Bethlehem Area School District a most rewarding experience. 

As one of four Student Service Center (SSC) Administrators, I am responsible for all students in Grades 9 through 12 with the last name A-E. While one of my responsibilities includes discipline, the scope of my position is much broader.  I lead my SSC’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) team, used to connect students who are struggling with a wide variety of barriers to our Wellness Center. I am a member of our school-wide SAP Team; I am member of our district-wide Literacy Leadership team; I am also responsible for anything associated with grading for all of our nearly 1800 students. 

In recent years, my passion for helping students who do not have a good sense of what they would like to do after high school has become a primary focus of mine.  Connecting students to nontraditional means of acquiring important skill sets through a partnership with JobCorps, internships and more that will help them secure solid, sustainable, and financially sound employment  after high school has become a main focus for my remaining years in education. 

In my free time I love working outdoors, building things, and spending many evenings on my deck listening to music and spending time with my family and dogs.

The Assistant Principal’s Suite is in Office 101. My administrative assistant is Mrs. Liz Dejesus who is fluent in Spanish and English. Both she and I can be reached at 610-867-5843, extension 53914.

I look forward to a great school year, and I wish you all success in all you do.

Mr. DiBilio


Mr. Mark Sawicki (F-Mam)

Hello Freedom Family! My name is Mr. Mark Sawicki and I am one of the four Student Service Center (SSC) administrators at Freedom High School.  I started my career in 2004 as a Social Studies teacher at Broughal Middle School and then went on to Administration as an Assistant Principal at East Hills Middle School, Northeast Middle School, and now currently at Freedom High School. I work with students & families with the last names beginning with the letters F through Mam. Some of my responsibilities include working with students in regards to scheduling, discipline, and community building. I focus my work on students & families with an eye on equity and restorative practices to help students reach their full potential. I am also a member of our school wide SAP team as well as the lead administrator that focuses on safety procedures & protocols for our building. I also work closely with our guidance staff, specifically Mr. Lynde & Mrs. Werkheiser.

I am located in Office 101 and please reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child/children at 610-867-5843. I wish nothing but the best for all our students & families for this upcoming school year!

Go Pates!

Mr. Sawicki



Ms. Charmaine Aguilar (Man-Rod)

My name is Charmaine Aguilar, this is my 6th year in the Bethlehem School District. Prior to being on the administrative team, I also taught Spanish here at Freedom High School. Although I enjoyed my time working with students in the classroom, I am excited to start this new role. Within this new role I will be assisting with dual enrollment, restorative practices, and working alongside our three Student Service Center (SSC) Assistant Principals for student development and success.


Feel free to contact me with any questions I am located in office 106 or through caguilar@basdschools.org

Mr. Nathan Stannard

Athletic Director


Mr. Blouse x53951- mblouse@basdschools.org

Athletic Clerk