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Mr. Lou Pepe

Director of Business and Finance

Lou is the Director of Business for the Southern Lehigh School District. He brings over twenty years of administrative experience in the field of education and has more than thirty years of professional experience in management, operations, and administration.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business and Business Administration from Ramapo College of NJ and earned his MBA at William Paterson University of New Jersey with a concentration in finance.  He comes to us from Summit NJ where he has served as Assistant Superintendent/CFO since 2008. He has served as Past President for the State of New Jersey Association of Business Officials (NJASBO), been recognized by ASBO International as an Eagle Award Recipient in 2015, and earned the Pinnacle Award for innovative ideas in school business in 2007.  Lou is also a Rowman & Littlefield author having published a series of books on leadership.

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Dr. Ethan Ake-Little

Director of Human Resources

Dr. Ake-Little is the Director of Human Resources at the Southern Lehigh School District. Before arriving at SLSD, Dr. Ake-Little was the Director of Human Resources at the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District and served as the Executive Director of the American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvania, supporting nearly 60 affiliates statewide. As a Research Assistant at Temple University, he served as the President of the Temple University Graduate Students Association (AFT Local #6290), then the only graduate employee labor union in Pennsylvania, where he led the local’s fifth contract negotiations with Temple University. Before working in human resources, Dr. Ake-Little was the Assistant Director of STEM Academies at the School District of Philadelphia and a high school biology teacher first at the Charter High School for Architecture & Design (Philadelphia) and later at The Agnes Irwin School (Bryn Mawr). He received a Ph.D. in Urban Education from Temple University, an M.Ed. in Secondary Science Education from Chestnut Hill College, and a B.A. in History & Political Science with a minor in Biochemistry from Drexel University.

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Mr. Chris Summa

Director Of Technology

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Mrs. Andria Deatline Buchman

Director of Special Education and Students Services

Andria is the Director of Special Education and Students Services for the Southern Lehigh School District and is in her twentieth year in public education. She holds an undergraduate degree in History from Ursinus College. During her senior year, Mrs. Buchman received a scholarship to attend a prestigious half semester internship program at American University in Washington, D.C. where her passion for supporting students began. After graduation, she worked for various agencies that support children and adults with disabilities while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Special Education at Lehigh University. While attending Lehigh University, Mrs. Buchman contributed to and conducted research that has been published in special education journals. Post receiving her Masters Degree, Mrs. Buchman has been a special education teacher, an intervention specialist, a special education supervisor, and the Director of Special Education in the Easton Area School District. Currently, she is celebrating her tenth year in the district. More recently, Mrs. Buchman has completed her Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Tamara Solometo

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

 

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Mr. Joshua Miller

Principal, High School

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Mrs. Melissa Petronio

Assistant Principal, High School

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Mr. Benjamin McConnell

Assistant Principal, High School

Mr. McConnell is one of the Assistant Principals at Southern Lehigh High School and is responsible for students with the last name L-Z. Prior to this role, he spent eight years as an Assistant Principal at Francis D. Raub Middle School in the Allentown School District. The previous 10 years were spent in the classroom as a Social Studies teacher at William Allen High School in the Allentown School District. There, he taught World Cultures, World Cultures ESOL, American History, and American Government, with his primary specialty in Economics and Advanced Placement Macroeconomics. Mr. McConnell took an active role in the school community, serving as an Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach, Class Advisor, Homebound Instructor, Twilight School teacher, a member of the School Climate and Safety Committee, and as an advisor for the William Allen Construction Company.  He is an adjunct professor at DeSales University.  Mr. McConnell is a graduate of Rider University with a B.A. in Secondary Education and Social Studies. He has two Masters degrees from Wilkes University in Educational Development & Strategies, and Educational Leadership. 

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Mrs. Deanna Webb

Principal, Middle School

Mrs. Deanna Webb is the Principal of the Southern Lehigh Middle School.  Prior to the Middle School she served as Assistant Principal of the Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School. Before joining Southern Lehigh, Deanna was an Emotional Support teacher at Freedom High School, a Special Education teacher at Easton Area Academy, and a middle school Emotional Support teacher for Colonial Intermediate Unit 20. She also served as a Trainer and Facilitator for the International Institute of Restorative Practices, traveling to schools all over the country to train staff in Restorative Practices for the past ten years. Mrs. Webb’s undergraduate work was at West Chester University in the Honors Program where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. She then attended the International Institute for Restorative Practices, where she earned a Masters of Science in Restorative Practices in Education, followed by attending Moravian University where she earned her K-12 Principal’s Certificate. Mrs. Webb is currently attending East Stroudsburg University in the Doctorate of Educational Leadership and Administration Program.

Learn more about Mrs. Webb here: https://youtu.be/6HQMRCBbN4E

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Mr. Jack Hankee

Assistant Principal, Middle School

Jack is the Assistant Principal of the Southern Lehigh Middle School. His educational experiences consist of a Bachelors degree from Kutztown University in the area of Secondary Mathematics, a Masters degree from DeSales University focusing on “Technology for Educators”, and an administrative certification from the California University of Pennsylvania. Jack has 18 years teaching experience in secondary education consisting of all secondary levels including alternative education through gifted courses in mathematics concentrating in grades 9-12. Additionally, he has had the honor of working with teachers in the capacity of a PLC facilitator focusing on best teaching practices and data analysis. His administrative career started at Louis E. Dieruff High School where he performed the duties of Dean of Students over a three-year period. Furthermore, he was previously a Cross-Country and Soccer coach over a ten-year period allowing him the opportunity to work with the school, students, and community in a distinctive capacity.

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Mr. Sean McGinty

Principal, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School

Sean is the Principal of Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School. Prior to being named as the Principal, he severed as the building’s Assistant Principal since the opening of the Intermediate School in 2009. Before joining Southern Lehigh School District, Sean worked as a Chemistry and Physical Science teacher at Bucks County Technical High School, and in The School District of Lancaster. Sean’s undergraduate work was as a dual major at Albright College where he earned his first degree in Chemistry and Education. His first graduate work was done at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a masters degree in Chemistry Education. Sean then attended Wilkes University earning a Masters in Education and K-12 Principal’s Certificate.  

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Mrs. Holly DeNofa

Assistant Principal, Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School

Mrs. Holly DeNofa is the Assistant Principal of Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School.  Mrs. DeNofa is a graduate of King's College, where she earned a BA in Spanish. She earned a MEd degree in Educational Development and Strategies and an MEd degree in Education Leadership, with K-12 PA Principal's Certification.  Prior to joining the administrative team in Southern Lehigh, Mrs. DeNofa was a Spanish teacher in the Allentown School District and then Pleasant Valley High School, where she became an assistant principal.  She then worked as an assistant principal in the Bethlehem Area School District for 11 years before becoming the principal of Bethlehem Catholic High School.  Although she has only been in the Southern Lehigh School District since the Fall of 2022, Mrs. DeNofa is excited to be a new Spartan!

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Dr. Lynn Chromiak

Principal, Hopewell Elementary School

Dr. Lynn Chromiak is the Principal of Hopewell Elementary School.  She was previously the Assistant Principal at Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School.  Prior to joining Southern Lehigh School District, Lynn worked in the Nazareth Area School District as a special education teacher, fourth-grade teacher, reading specialist, and interim assistant principal.  Lynn's undergraduate work was a dual major in elementary and special education at East Stroudsburg University.  She continued her work at East Stroudsburg University earning her Masters in Reading and Reading Specialist certification.  Lynn then attended Delaware Valley University earning her K-12 Principal's Certificate.  She completed her education at Delaware University with her Doctorate in Education Leadership.  Lynn looks forward to working with the wonderful students at Hopewell and believes every day is a new adventure!

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Mr. Brian Mansfield

Principal, Liberty Bell Elementary School

Brian Mansfield is the principal at Liberty Bell Elementary School.  Brian earned his B.A. in English and an elementary K-6 certification from Moravian College.  He spent the majority of his career in the Easton Area School District as a 3rd grade teacher.  After obtaining his Master's Degree in Administrative Leadership from the California University of PA, Brian served as interim assistant principal at Easton Area Middle School and interim principal at Paxinosa Elementary.  Most recently, Brian served as an assistant principal in the Allentown School District before being selected as principal at St. John Vianney Regional School.  Brian is extremely honored and excited to lead the great team at Liberty Bell!   

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Mr. Matthew Spengler

Director of Athletics  

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Michael Rohrbach

Director of Facilities

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Ms. Shannon Williams

Assistant Director of Business and Finance

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Ms. Kimberly Bahniuk

Coordinator of Maintenance & Transportation

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Ms. Deneen Carreras

Coordinator of Benefits and Payroll

Deneen is the Coordinator of Benefits and Payroll for Southern Lehigh School District. She brings over 20 years administrative, payroll and benefits experience. She received her FPC certification in payroll. Deneen works closely with employees to administer the benefits programs, FMLA, PSERS, and long term disability. She also implemented and manages the Time Clock Plus time entry system for payroll processing.

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Mrs. Patricia Heberlein

Coordinator of Administrative and Student Services

Patti is the Coordinator of Administrative and Student Services. She brings over 5 years of experience from the public school sector in the Lehigh Valley.  Prior to joining Southern Lehigh she served as the Cabinet Secretary for Human Services, collaborating closely with personnel to ensure smooth operations.  Patti also held the role of Administrative Professional at the Allentown School District.  With a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources leadership, Patti is committed to enhancing administrative efficiency and student support within our organization.  

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Mr. Greg Martin

Coordinator of Food Services

Greg is the Coordinator of Food Services for the Southern Lehigh School District. He has over 30 years of experience within the Food Service Industry. Prior to becoming a member of the SLSD family in 2011 he spent 13 years at Walt Disney World, working multiple positions within the Culinary Department with his final position being Sous Chef at ESPN Zone; 7 years with Sodexo as an Executive Chef, Operations Manager, and General Manager, 4 of those years were spent at Bethlehem Area School District as the Executive Chef and Operations Manager of Dining Services; 2 years at Blue Mountain School District as Director of Support Services, concurrently directing the Food Services, Transportation, and Child Accounting departments.

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Ms. Debra Miceli

Human Resources Generalist

Ms. Miceli has over 8 years experience working in the public school sector in the Lehigh Valley. Before joining Southern Lehigh School District, she was the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Assistant to the Superintendent at Whitehall-Coplay School District.  Ms. Miceli also worked as an Administrative Professional in various roles at Easton Area School District and Allentown School District in Human Resources.  She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business from Kean University in Union, New Jersey.  She started her career out of college in the private business realm and has over 7 years experience working in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries.  Her background blends public school expertise with private sector insights.

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Mrs. Mingjing Zhai

Coordinator of Data and Reporting (PIMS)