At a bone marrow drive in his honor, a retired Parkland English teacher hears how much he has meant to students.
I have probably seen the classic Frank Capra Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” 30 times in my life and each time – sentimental fool that I am – I cry at the end. In it, the hero George Bailey gets the chance to see what life in the little town of Bedford Falls would have been like if he’d never been born. At the end – spoiler alert, but shame on you if you haven’t seen the film yet – he has a crisis and the many people he has helped during his life come to his rescue. Retired Parkland High School English teacher John Ritter got to walk in George Bailey’s shoes a bit Saturday when numerous former students and colleagues turned out to volunteer and register to donate at a bone marrow drive in his honor. By day’s end, the Parkland …
Harrison Bailey III, acting principal of Parkland High School unanimously appointed to become new principal of Liiberty High School.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The acting principal of Parkland High School was hired Monday night by the Bethlehem Area School Board to become the new principal of Liberty High School, according to published reports. Harrison Bailey III, will take the reins of Liberty from JoAnn Durante, who is retiring at the end of this academic year after 32 years in the district. Bailey had been filling in for Principal Howard Lessel, who was on medical leave from Parkland since January. Lessel officially resigned from Parkland last week. "We are fortunate to recruit a person known across the Lehigh Valley as a leader who puts students first, as a leader known for personal integrity, and as a leader who reached out to the community for the good of students," Bethlehem Area School…
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