Faculty, students, staff, and community members of the Allentown School District are happy to announce the addition of a new Superintendent, Dr. Gerald Zahorchak, who brings with him “the Allentown Promise”.  It’s an ambitious plan to improve Allentown’s schools and produce better-educated, more capable graduates. 

Join the business community to hear from Dr. Gerald Zahorchak, on the rescheduled date, February 22, 2011.  Public schools play a vital role in educating America’s workforce, providing businesses with the human resources they need to be competitive in a global market.  Dr. Zahorchak served as Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for five years, where he was responsible for 2 million children and a $9 billion annual budget.  He comes with a wealth of experience in school reform, including involvement in the nationwide Next Generation Learners Committee and Pennsylvania’s Project 720 and Standards Aligned System.  He has prepared an aggressive 5-year-plan dubbed “The Allentown Promise”, which he will present to the business community at this breakfast.  “The Allentown Promise” details the goals he has set for the district and the metrics he will use to measure progress.

Members of the community are encouraged to come out and support him and the school district as they embark on a promising new chapter in the education of our children.

The event is on February 22, from 7:30-8:30am, with registration beginning at 7:00, at Cedar Crest College, 2901 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown.  The cost is $25 for chamber members, $50 for non-members, and plenty of free parking.

A hot breakfast will be provided, and is sponsored by ValleyWide Real Estate and Asset Management and Cedar Crest College.  Click here to view event information on the Chamber of Commerce website.