Bethlehem Press

Monday, September 16, 2019
Teachers, administrators and support staff from the district’s 16 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools fill the Liberty HS auditorium as they prepare to begin the new school year. Teachers, administrators and support staff from the district’s 16 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools fill the Liberty HS auditorium as they prepare to begin the new school year.
The Liberty HS Grenadier Color Guard and Drums and Pipes march into the Liberty HS auditorium at the start of the 2019 convocation. They were joined by the Freedom HS Patriot Band fife and drum corps. The Liberty HS Grenadier Color Guard and Drums and Pipes march into the Liberty HS auditorium at the start of the 2019 convocation. They were joined by the Freedom HS Patriot Band fife and drum corps.
press photos by dana grubbBethlehem Education Scholastic Trust Award recipients Karen Lynn, Amy Putlock and Colleen Donegan with Dr. Joseph Roy, BASD superintendent, Bernard Story, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and their respective principals, from Freedom HS, Michael LaPorta; Broughal MS, Rick Amato; and William Penn ES, Joe Anthes. press photos by dana grubbBethlehem Education Scholastic Trust Award recipients Karen Lynn, Amy Putlock and Colleen Donegan with Dr. Joseph Roy, BASD superintendent, Bernard Story, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and their respective principals, from Freedom HS, Michael LaPorta; Broughal MS, Rick Amato; and William Penn ES, Joe Anthes.
BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy welcomes teachers and administrators to the convocation. Roy told the assembly, “I’m extremely proud of you. You inspire me.” BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy welcomes teachers and administrators to the convocation. Roy told the assembly, “I’m extremely proud of you. You inspire me.”
3 BASD teachers recognized Roy: ‘Love your students and make them always feel welcome’ 3 BASD teachers recognized Roy: ‘Love your students and make them always feel welcome’

3 BASD teachers recognized Roy: ‘Love your students and make them always feel welcome’

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by DANA GRUBB Special to the Bethlehem Press in School

For the 20th year in a row, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has presented Bethlehem Education Scholastic Trust Awards to teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District. At the BASD’s annual convocation Aug. 21, three teachers were announced as award winners in front of their teaching peers in the Liberty HS auditorium.

Recipients in 2019 are Colleen Donegan, Amy Putlock and Karen Lynn.

Donegan, a reading specialist at William Penn ES, received the Seymour and Sophie Haber Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Elementary Level Putlock, a general music and choral director at Broughal MS, received the Bernie Cohen Award for Excellence in teaching at the Middle School Level. Lynn, an ESOL teacher at Freedom HS, received the Anthony Ruggiero Award for teaching Excellence at the High School level. Each received a certificate and monetary award.

In addition to the award presentations, BASD teachers, support staff and administrators heard from BASD Board President Michael Faccinetto via video, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jack Silva, and Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy, each providing motivational messages to district staff, challenging them to make a difference in students’ lives.

“Love your students and make them always feel welcome,” Roy said.

The Freedom HS Patriot Band’s drum and fife corps and the Liberty HS Grenadier Band color guard and pipers opened the convocation session with a music presentation.