AllentownSchool District

ASD Announces Mid-Year Administrative Changes & Appointments

ASD Announces Mid-Year Administrative Changes & Appointments
Posted on 01/27/2022

Allentown, PA (January 27, 2021) - The Allentown School District is excited to announce several administrative appointments that were approved during the January 27 board meeting. 

While the district continues to search for a candidate to permanently fill the role of principal for William Allen High School, Kenneth Fritz will serve as Acting Principal. Fritz has spent his entire career at William Allen HS, where he started teaching special education 15 years ago. He has been an administrator at Allen since 2013. Fritz earned his teaching certificate from Kutztown University and holds a leadership certificate from Wilkes University. 

Current Dean of Students Nicole Singer will step in as Acting Assistant Principal. Singer started her career in business and came to ASD in 2017. She previously taught Computer courses before becoming Dean in 2020. Singer holds a BA in Business from Bloomsburg University and Masters in Education from Wilkes University. 

Kate Long will step in and fill the role of Dean of Student at Allen. Long has been a Physical Education teacher at WAHS since 2006 and was the schools’ Dean of Students from 2016-2018. Long holds multiple degrees from East Stroudsburg University and Wilkes University. 

“We congratulate these educators and leaders who are stepping into new roles to help stabilize the leadership team at William Allen High School,” said Superintendent, Dr. John Stanford. “These three individuals have dedicated a large portion of their careers to ASD and highlight the importance of growing our leaders from within.” 

Additionally, Toomey Anderson will join the district as ASD’s new Coordinator of Student Activities & Athletics. In this role, Mr. Anderson will be responsible for assisting the Director of Operations in enhancing the district’s student activities & athletic programming at all grade levels. He will focus on increasing student participation in current programs, and help the district expand what extracurriculars are offered to students in Allentown. 

Anderson is the CEO and Founder of Camp AWESOME and the Lehigh Valley AWESOME!Fest, formerly Sportsfest, which brings over 100 high school basketball teams together each summer.

“Participation in sports and extracurricular activities has far-ranging benefits that touch on many aspects of a child’s development,” said Superintendent Stanford. “High participation in activities, where students are engaged beyond the school day, has the ability to enrich the overall school culture and climate, foster stronger school spirit and increase academic performance.” 

Through the American Rescue Plan ESSER funds, ASD will be investing roughly $1 million into expanding athletics & student activities aimed at improving the overall health and well-being of our students.