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

Dear Friends,

As a parent of two BASD students, I admire the nurturing and talented teachers that have cultivated a true love of learning in my daughters. As superintendent of schools, I am proud of our district’s commitment to providing opportunities that engage and inspire students. As a district resident, I know BASD is a special place because of our community’s pride, deep sense of loyalty, and commitment to the history and traditions of our schools.

Our students are challenged to think creatively and to pursue solutions to a wide range of global problems and challenges. Our students understand the importance of hard work and holding themselves to high academic and personal standards. Beyond academics, our students are good people who understand and respect that our community’s strength comes from its diversity of backgrounds, interests, and talents. We value character building. Our students understand citizens have individual rights and collective responsibilities to each other and to their community.

Our teachers cultivate these talented, knowledgeable, caring students through an amazing array of learning opportunities in the arts, academics, athletics , and service learning.

As a large district, we are fortunate to have the diversity of people, range of activities, and depth of courses so that every child can discover and pursue their unique talents.

I invite you to join our wonderful community.


Dr. Joseph J. Roy, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools