Shaping the Future. One Child at a Time.

Superintendent of Schools


Dr. Joseph J. Roy
Superintendent of Schools

Education Center
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017-6099

Telephone: 610.861.0500, ext. 60250
Fax: 610.807.5599


Superintendent's Office Personnel

Barbara Clymer
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Arlene Vargas
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Winter/Spring 2015     New


Dear BASD Parents and Community Members,

As a public school district, BASD's doors are open to every student in our community. Our mission is to serve the diverse needs of each and every one of our students. We accomplish this mission through robust academic and extracurricular programs that provide opportunities for all students to pursue their passions. Our neighborhood elementary schools provide a strong foundation for student success with a focus on parent involvement as well as on student academic and social growth. Our middle schools and high schools provide unparalleled opportunities for students to be challenged academically as well as to stretch themselves through participation in award winning theater companies, musical groups and athletic teams.

As we look to the near future, we are excited to strengthen our educational programming through the implementation of a full day kindergarten program for all students in the 2015-2016 school year. We also look forward to strengthening our facilities through the start of construction of the new Nitschmann Middle School later this spring.

Our highly successful students, many of who go on to attend elite universities, take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities available through our district's "Roadmap to Educational Excellence". Please see for yourself the opportunities available to students by viewing three short videos found on YouTube at

I encourage you to stay abreast of district news and events via Twitter (@basdsupt and @basdjacksilva) and through our district email group.

We are committed to serving the needs of each child so that all students achieve their dreams.

Best wishes for a successful 2014-2015 school year!


Joseph J. Roy, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent's Evaluation and Objective Performance Standards and Assessment

Assistant Superintendent's Evaluation and Objective Performance Standards and Assessment