Board of Trustees

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Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 
7pm  in the  Central Offices, located at 1550 Valley Center Parkway (unless otherwise noted).

The board meetings are open to the public. Please review the Board procedures.
(Currently, due to Covid-19: all public meetings are being held through Zoom Conferencing. Links are posted on the website at least 30 minutes prior to the meeting.)

Board Procedures

Board of Trustees (effective 01-21-2020):

  • Martin Smith, President: m.smith@lvacademy.org
  • Naomi Pratt, Vice-President
  • Jeffrey Drobins, Treasurer
  • Stephen McFarlane, Secretary
  • Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem
  • Jennifer Kennedy
  • Shane McGuire

As part of Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School's governing board, trustees are volunteers who support the continued success of Lehigh Valley Academy (LVA) by contributing their experience and expertise to the oversight of school operations and accountability. Board membership requires a commitment of attendance at two monthly evening meetings. Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Lehigh Valley Academy, established in 2002, is a non-profit, K-12 public charter school presently serving 1,800 students. As a charter school, LVA is funded by public dollars and represents an alternative choice for parents/guardians to education available in public school districts. The school’s academically challenging education program utilizes the acclaimed International Baccalaureate curriculum (www.IBO.org). LVA is one of three schools in the country that was awarded the authorization to deliver all four levels of this specialized program. 

Members of the Board of Trustees are charged with setting overall policy and direction for the Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School. Specific duties are listed in the school's By Laws and the term of office for Trustees is one to three years. Each Trustee is required to attend monthly Board Meetings and to serve as a liaison to various school committees and organizations.

Board Meeting Calendar July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021

Board By Laws  

Charter School Resolution

All Board Board Committee Meetings and Business Meetings are open to the public. Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesdays of each month at  Lehigh Valley Academy, 1550 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA 18017, in the  Central Offices at 7:00 pm. All voting takes place during the Board meetings. The meetings are audio recorded. The Annual Board Meeting is held after the regular Board Meeting in June. Officer elections are held during this meeting.