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The Board of School Directors of the Bethlehem Area School District is proud to announce their intention to appoint Dr. Maureen P. Leeson as the District’s Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer at their June 26, 2023, Regular School Board Meeting.

Dr. Leeson is assuming the position currently held by Dr. Jack Silva who recently was named as the Superintendent Appointee of Bethlehem Area School District.

Dr. Leeson brings to this position a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her experience includes 16 years in education. Currently, Dr. Leeson serves the District as the Supervisor of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, K-12. During her tenure in the Bethlehem Area School District, she has also served as an Assistant Principal at Freedom High School and taught Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at Liberty High School.

Dr. Leeson received her Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, and holds Dual Master of Science in Education Degrees from Wilkes University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from DeSales University. Dr. Leeson is Built by Bethlehem and is a graduate of Liberty High School.

“I am excited to have Dr. Leeson join our senior leadership team. She is a talented and collaborative leader in the Bethlehem Area School District community,” said Dr. Jack Silva, Superintendent of Schools Appointee.

We welcome Dr. Leeson to her new role in the Bethlehem Area School District.

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