Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania Announces Champion of Education Award | The Valley Register

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This year’s recipient of the award is Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District.

Allentown, Pennsylvania (May 20, 2022) – This year’s Community Education Champion in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania (CISEasternPA) award returns from before the Covid outbreak. The award recognizes a recipient for excellence in educational service and for supporting and collaborating with the organization. On Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the historic Laros Estate in Bethlehem, the nonprofit organization will present the 2022 award to Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD).

CISEasternPA’s partnership with BASD dates back to 2006 but has grown since 2010 when Dr. Roy started with the district. Dr. Roy and the BASD participate in a “Roadmap to Excellence in Education” program that unifies the management of schools in the 22 districts and provides equitable support for children to achieve academic excellence. BASD has created a powerful partnership with CISEasternPA for several years now. With BASD and CISEasternPA’s commitment to providing a supportive home and school environment for children to learn and become proactive members of society, Roy knew they could succeed. CISEasternPA admired his drive and ability to address challenges as needed and find solutions.

“We are thrilled to honor Dr. Roy as the 2022 Community Education Champion in Schools,” explained Tim Mulligan, CEO of CISEasternPA. “This award shines a light on education leaders who put student needs first, work for equity and justice, and lead student success in the classroom and beyond. We appreciate that Dr. Roy and his team have identified CIS as a key partner in the BASD roadmap to excellence in education. We applaud the progress they have made in grade-level reading and creating the conditions for vibrant and engaging schools focused on student-centered learning.

In addition to his work at BASD, Dr. Roy also contributes his talents to numerous non-profit organizations as a board member of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Da Vinci Science Center, Hispanic Center , the Foundation for the BASD and the Lehigh. Valley Workforce Development Council.

About Communities in Eastern Pennsylvania Schools

Communities in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania is part of the national Communities In Schools network, which consists of independent 501(c)(3) organizations serving more than 1.72 million students in 25 states and the District of Columbia. With caring adults serving more than 37,000 students at 40 schools in Allentown, Bethlehem, Brandywine Heights, East Penn, Easton, Fleetwood, Kutztown, Reading, Whitehall- Coplay and Wilson (Berks), CIS’s mission is to surround students with a supportive community, empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life. We ensure that every student, regardless of race, zip code or socioeconomic background, has what they need to succeed in school and beyond.
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