Air Products Salute to Diversity Elementary Award Winner Jessenia Roman

The Air Products Salute to Diversity in Education Awards recognize teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District who celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion by sincerely demonstrating a commitment to create a safe and supportive community within their classroom.

Among the many nominations that were received for the award, Laurie Gostley Hackett from Air Products along with a BASD committee including Dr. Roy selected three recipients to include one at the elementary level, middle school level, and high school level. Each winner was surprised with the award at their school. We are excited to share the winners with you.


Our elementary school recipient is Jessenia Roman, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. She was nominated for this award by her principal, Daniel Garcia. Mrs. Roman is recognized as a teacher who has incredible dedication, compassion, and unwavering servant leadership to the entire school. She strives to connect with and advocate for her students and school families to ensure that they have the resources and support they need. As the Student Lighthouse Team Coordinator, she instils the value of leadership in all of her students. She serves as a crucial role model and facilitator of communication and connection for native Spanish speakers in the school.

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