October 2015

2015-16 New Staff Feature – November 1

by Randy Ziegenfuss on October 30, 2015

This school year we welcomed many new staff members. Throughout the  year, we’d like to introduce these new staff members to the Salisbury community through a series of blog posts. Please welcome Alyson Saxman, Katherine Yaglowski and Kaitlin Paglione!

saxmanAlyson Saxman

Job role in STSD: Long Term Substitute Teacher in Kindergarten

Building assignment: Harry S. Truman Elementary

Previous work experience: I have been a substitute teacher in both Salisbury and East Penn School districts for the past 5 years.  I have been a long term substitute in both 5th grade and 3rd grade and am looking forward to my time in kindergarten

Educational background: I graduated from Penn State University in 2009 with my elementary (K-6) certification.  I am hoping to eventually go back and receive my masters degree as well.

No. of years in education: 5

How do you “sharpen the saw”? I enjoy spending time with my family, especially watching the Eagles, working out, reading, and shopping.

Other interesting facts you’d like to share: I was a graduate of Salisbury High School.  I just recently got married in May. On our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, we went ziplining which was awesome!  I also work part time at Bon Ton in the shoe department.


Katherine Yaglowski

Job role in STSD: Instructional Assistant

Building assignment: Harry S. Truman Elementary

Previous work experience: data entry and customer service at Historic Bethlehem Partnership offices and visitor center, customer service representative for Aetna US Healthcare, Retail Sales Associate with Dan’s Camera City

Educational background: BA in photography/electronic art from Lycoming College

No. of years in education: 1 year

How do you “sharpen the saw”? I love cooking for my family and watching movies.

Other interesting facts you’d like to share: I love singing and acting. I would love to audition for the Bach Choir of Bethlehem


paglioneKaitlin Paglione

Job role in STSD: One on One Instructional Assistant

Building assignment: Harry S. Truman Elementary School

Previous work experience: After graduating from PSU (WE ARE!!!) I worked as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher in the Chester County and Philadelphia School Districts. I then became a substitute in Salisbury for the 2013-14 school year.

 Educational background: I received my diploma from Parkland H.S in 2005 and graduated from Penn State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Art Education.

 No. of years in education: 6

How do you “sharpen the saw”? I love reading, hiking and camping, practice yoga, explore art museums, play piano and guitar, try yummy foods (Thai and Ethiopian are my favorites), love Sudoku and crossword puzzles, spend time with my friends, and make art whenever I can — painting, drawing, and pottery.

Other interesting facts you’d like to share: I’m fluent in Spanish and currently learning French and Italian. When I lived in Philadelphia I rescued a stray kitten- her name is Sadie and she’s a sweetheart!

TL2020 Renewed as Apple Distinguished Program – 2015-2017

by Randy Ziegenfuss on October 23, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 5.33.36 PMAllentown, PA — October 23, 2015 — Salisbury Township School District is pleased to announce that Teaching and Learning 2020 (TL2020) has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015-17 for its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology. TL2020 was previously designated an Apple Distinguished Program in 2012-13 and 2013-2015.

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.

Superintendent, Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss shared, “The Apple Distinguished Program recognition renewal is continued affirmation that our teachers, administrators and school board are on the right path to providing a world class education for our students.”

Started in September 2011, TL2014 is designed to bring to life to a vision for education in the 21st century. TL2020.org is the primary communication tool for teachers, students, parents and community about all things related to the digital transformation. The web site contains stories reflecting student learning in a progressive learning environment, assessment and evaluation reports and all program implementation documentation.

While TL2020 has increased the learning opportunities for Salisbury students, it has also provided a solution to a complex educational challenge: moving forward to create a progressive learning environment for all children while limiting budgetary impact. TL2020 increases levels of access District-wide with a personal MacBook for all students in grades 2-12 and iPad for students in grades K-1.

Visit the iBook Store to download Salisbury’s TL2020 iBook.

2015-16 New Staff Feature – October 25

October 23, 2015

This school year we welcomed many new staff members. Throughout the  year, we’d like to introduce these new staff members to the Salisbury community through a series of blog posts. Please welcome Zachary Brem, Ross Cooper and Brian Muschlitz! Zachary Brem Job role in STSD: Principal Building assignment: Harry S Truman Elementary School Previous work […]

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Senior Citizen Athletics & Activities Pass

October 18, 2015

Salisbury residents 62 years of age and older are eligible for our Senior Citizen Athletics & Activities Pass. If you qualify and would like a pass, please visit the Administration Building at 1140 Salisbury Rd, Allentown. The following guidelines apply to the use of each pass: you must be 62 or older and a Salisbury […]

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This week is school bus safety week!

October 18, 2015

October has been designated School Bus Safety Month, with the third week in October being designated as National School Bus Safety Week by the National School Bus Safety Week Committee.  The theme for the 2016 National School Bus Safety Week is “Bully Free Zone”! According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are the […]

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2015-16 New Staff Feature – October 18

October 16, 2015

This school year we welcomed many new staff members. Throughout the  year, we’d like to introduce these new staff members to the Salisbury community through a series of blog posts. Please welcome Kelly Weiner, Courtney Woodruff and Kaitlyn Kolasensky! Kelly Weiner Job role in STSD: Kindergarten Teacher Building assignment: Western Salisbury Elementary School Previous work […]

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