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'Thrilled' Salisbury Board Names Michael Roth as New Superintendent

Salisbury School Board unanimously votes Wednesday night to hire Michael Q. Roth, who worked in the Nazareth Area School District for 17 years, as the district's new superintendent.

After 17 years with the Nazareth Area School District, Michael Q. Roth is leaving to lead a district in Lehigh County.

Roth was officially appointed superintendent of Salisbury Township School District during a special school board meeting Wednesday night.

Roth, 42, was given a five-year contract at a salary of $135,000. His term begins Nov. 1.

Roth replaces Acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin, who was appointed after Superintendent Robert Gross died May 30. Beauchemin plans to retire later this month.

Board President Russell Giordano said he was "thrilled" to have Roth join the administration.

Roth, who attended the meeting with his wife, Jennifer, and their sons Jacob, 10, and Mitchell, 7, thanked the board and said he looked forward to working in the school district.

Roth has worked in the Nazareth Area School District for 17 years and served the last four years as assistant superintendent for educational programs.

A graduate of Pen Argyl Area High School, Roth earned a bachelor's degree in history at Moravian College and a master's degree at Wilkes University. He received his superintendent letter of eligibility from Lehigh University.

He lives with his family in South Whitehall.

JBW1984 October 04, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Congrats Mr. Roth! Always thought you were a great teacher when I had you, and now that I'm teaching myself I can appreciate the effort put in to have a successful career like yours. All the best!
Chris Berger November 06, 2012 at 04:41 PM
hey mr.roth im glad your still part of teaching i had your as my teacher in Nazareth junior high i had great grades in your class infact in only your class i always respected you very much as one of my favorite teacher's it's to bad in a way for me personally you don't teach a Nazareth anymore i just wanted you teach my son wyatt i don't know if you remember me but i was a kid that was into Titanic very much and Wyatt Earp well anyway im glad your moving up you deserve it you made a difference in my life at school even when i was bad you understood me well anyway congratulations sincerely Chris Berger

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