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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 Denise Tocci with the honor of being named the Bethlehem Area School District Employee of the Month for November 2019.

Denise is a secretary in the Bethlehem Area School District. She presently works for the principal at Liberty High School, Harrison Bailey. She also worked in other schools and departments including Northeast Middle School, Child Study Center, Freedom High School, and Clearview Elementary School. She has been employed with the district for over 26 years.

Dr. Roy stated; “Only a few special people have the juggling skills, the organizational skills, the people skills and the stamina to serve as the principal’s secretary at a school of nearly 3,000 students. Denise has proven over the last several years that she is one of those very special people. Denise has long served the BASD at several schools and offices, but in the fast paced position of Liberty High School, she has truly proven her talent and her commitment to our students, teachers, staff and parents.”

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

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
Assistant to the Superintendent for Communications
Bethlehem Area School District
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017