Board of School Director, Dr. Dean Donaher, Concludes his Service to the Bethlehem Area School District

From left to right, Dr. Silva, Dr. Donaher, Miss Donaher, and Mr Faccinetto

November 20, 2023 – After two dedicated terms of service on the Board of School Directors, Dr. Dean Donaher, bids farewell to the Bethlehem Area School District. As he concludes his tenure on the School Board, we reflect on the invaluable contributions he has made to the betterment of education in our community.

Dr. Donaher has served as a steadfast advocate for students, parents, and educators alike, and has demonstrated unwavering commitment and passion throughout his tenure. During his tenure on the Board of School Directors he served as the Board Finance Committee chair and on the Audit Committee. He also served as BASD representative on the BAVTS Board, the NCC Board, and the Bethlehem Employee Benefit Trust.

Prior to becoming a School Board Member, he served the District as a teacher, assistant principal, Liberty High School Principal, Director of Special Programs for Athletics, and retiring as the Director of Student Services. After retirement from the District, he was elected to the School Board and served for two full terms.

“Dr. Donaher has been an invaluable asset to our school district during his tenure. He leaves behind a legacy of positive change, and we express our deepest appreciation for his unwavering service.” – Dr. Jack P. Silva, Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Donaher has recently taken on the role of Principal of Bethlehem Catholic High School.

The BASD community wishes him continued success in his future endeavors and extends heartfelt appreciation for his exceptional service to the students, parents, and educators of our community.

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