ASD Superintendent announces his departure

Written by on February 2, 2021

ASD Superintendent announces his departure

By WLVR Staff

February 2, 2021

Allentown School District Superintendent Thomas Parker.

Allentown School District Superintendent Thomas Parker is stepping down this spring. 

Parker has held the position since 2017, managing Pennsylvania’s 4th largest school district. It’s also one of the disadvantaged school districts nationwide.

During his tenure the district worked with local universities to expand early college credit for students. More recently, the district moved to a fully virtual learning environment due to the pandemic.  Home to more than 17,000 students, ASD has struggled to return to in-person learning. 

In a letter to the ASD Board, Parker said he has accepted a role at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a multi-billion dollar private foundation in Flint, MI, that gives out hundreds of millions annually in grants for community programs. 

School board officials say a search for the next superintendent of the Allentown School District will get underway in the coming weeks.

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