Russell Giordano to Retire from Bethlehem Area School District

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Bethlehem, PA – January 23, 2023      The Board of School Directors approved the retirement of Russell Giordano, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Bethlehem Area School District, at their Board Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023.

Mr. Giordano has served in his role of Chief Human Resources Officer with distinction since 2011. In addition to his current title, he also serves the District as the Compliance Officer, Chief Negotiator, and Assistant Board Secretary.

In a District with 2,000+ employees and multiple employee labor groups, Mr. Giordano invested himself in supporting each staff member and worked hard to balance individual and organizational needs. Mr. Giordano’s career as a human resources professional, combined with his experience as a long time school board member in Salisbury and his early years as a teacher proved to be the perfect recipe for meeting the ever more complex human resource needs of our district.

Superintendent Dr. Roy is quoted saying, “Mr. Giordano has been an incredibly valuable advisor to me on issues well beyond human resources. He will be sorely missed.”

Mr. Giordano plans to work through until the end of the school year and the District will begin a search for his successor immediately with a goal of having someone in place this spring who can then work alongside Mr. Giordano for a couple of months to aid with the transition.

Congratulations and Best Wishes on Behalf of the Bethlehem Area School District to Mr. Giordano on a job well done!!


About the Bethlehem Area School District

The Bethlehem Area School District is the 6th largest school district in Pennsylvania serving nearly 14,000 culturally and economically diverse students in 22 community-based schools. The district serves five municipalities: City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Hanover Township, Freemansburg, and Fountain Hill. The district enjoys numerous community partnerships with universities, businesses, and arts providers that extend the schools’ rich curricular and co-curricular offerings.


Information provided to TVL by:
Barbara Clymer
Communications Coordinator
Bethlehem Area School District
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017