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Featured Image: Charisse Pfeiffer with School Board Members Tom Thomasik, Dr. Dean Donaher, Dr. Roy, and Fred Harris


At the beginning of each school year, three outstanding teachers are recognized and receive the BEST Award at Convocation. The BASD marked history this school year as we started a new tradition to highlight a support staff member and present them with the title of BASD Employee of the Month.

Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of Schools, surprised Charisse Pfeiffer with the honor of being named the Bethlehem Area School District Employee of the Month for September 2019.

Charisse and Dr. Silva

Charisse is the Executive Assistant to Dr. Silva, Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer. She has been employed with the district for over 30 years. She has also worked in the Superintendent’s Office, the Human Resources Department and the Freedom Athletic Office. We are proud to also mention that Charisse is #BuiltbyBethlehem and is a Freedom High School graduate.

Dr. Roy stated; “Charisse is a master juggler – managing and organizing the many different initiatives and programs that come out of the Educational Programs Office. From organizing large deliveries of new curriculum materials to setting a plan for installing projectors across all classrooms to coordinating training days and principal meetings — Charisse makes it all happen.”

We extend many thanks to Charisse for her continued service to the district. Congratulations Charisse.

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 and images provided to TVL by:
Barbara Clymer
Assistant to the Superintendent for Communications
Bethlehem Area School District
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017