BASD communications chief Barb Clymer is a finalist for the national award

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Barbara Clymer, longtime communications coordinator for the Bethlehem Area School District, is a finalist for the inaugural National School Communicator of the Year Award.

Clymer’s nomination was announced Monday in a school district news release.

In her 20th year as communications coordinator and 36th year with the school district, Clymer is among 27 nominees nationally recognized for outstanding leadership and contributions in the field of school communications.

“We are thrilled to see Barbara Clymer’s exceptional work recognized on a national stage.”

Jack Silva, Superintendent, Bethlehem Area School District

The award will be presented at the NSPRA National Seminar July 14-17 in Seattle.

“We are excited to see Barbara Clymer’s exceptional work recognized nationally,” Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent Jack Silva said in a news release.

“Barbara’s unwavering commitment to effective communication has been instrumental in fostering collaboration and unity within our school community.”

Clymer is a Lehigh Valley native and a graduate of Liberty High School and Northampton Community College.

“Her commitment to fostering transparent and engaging channels of communication has significantly contributed to strengthening ties between the Bethlehem Area School District and its diverse stakeholders,” the district’s news release said.

NSPRA has more than 2,900 members who work primarily as communications directors in public school districts and educational organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

NSPRA offers professional development programs through on-demand learning, an annual national seminar, webinars, online forums and resources.