Named for Teacher's Alma Mater
Thanks to an NCC grad, a classroom at Roberto Clemente Elementary Charter School in Allentown will be dedicated to Northampton Community College.
When a committee met to discuss dedicating classrooms to different colleges, Jennifer Michaylira, a fifth grade teacher at the school, asked that her classroom be named for the school where she started her college education -- NCC. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg University.
NCC agreed to the partnership, and on May 20, the school and the Hispanic American Organization held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the classroom. Honored guests included Pedro Cortes, Secretary of the Commonwealth, and Jose Molina, executive director of the Governor's Advanced Commission on Latino Affairs.
Roberto Clemente Charter School is a school of choice that draws its students from the city of Allentown. The school started in 2000 with middle school students, progressively added a high school program, and by school year 2008-2009 housed 320 high school and middle school students.