3 new Bethlehem Area School District principals, 1 administrator named

The Bethlehem School Board this week approved three new principals and one administrator, all familiar faces of the district families.

The openings at Governor Wolf and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools and Broughal Middle Schools will all be filled by current county staff. The vacancies were all created by current administrators moving to new schools.

Rick Amato, Headmaster of Broughal Middle School, directs Governor Wolf Elementary School, replacing Headmaster Theodoro Quinones, who is the new Headmaster of Northeast Middle School. Amato, a former district teacher, returned to the district seven years ago to become the assistant principal of Broughal. He spent two years in this role before being named headmaster. Amato spent two years as the assistant principal in the Wilson Area School District and worked as a teacher in middle schools in East Hills and Nitschmann. He received his BS from East Stroudsburg University and his MS from Wilkes University. He receives a salary of $ 117,572.

Broughal’s new headmaster will be Brandon Horlick, who has been assistant headmaster at Nitschmann Middle School for three years. Prior to becoming an administrator, Horlick was a special education teacher at Liberty High School and a social science teacher in the Norristown School District. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Kutztown University. Horlick also received his certification in special education from Wilkes University and his administrative certification from Moravian College. He receives a salary of $ 112,000 per year.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School principal Tracey Hirner is the new district director for social / emotional health services. Hirner was Thomas Jefferson’s Headmaster for five years, and Assistant Principal at East Hills, a consultant for Northeast and the district’s Career Academy. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and a master’s degree from Wilkes University. She receives a salary of $ 112,168.

Elizabeth Ramsey will replace Hirner as director of Thomas Jefferson. Ramsey has been the assistant principal at Liberty High School for five years. She has also worked as a consultant in Freedom and Liberty high schools and as a division manager at Liberty. She holds a BS from Lock Haven University and a Masters from Lehigh University. She receives a salary of $ 108,000.

All reassignments are effective from July 1st.

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Sara K. Satullo can be reached at [email protected]

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