The Business and Entrepreneurship Academy Charter High School has attracted significant support from Lehigh Valley, PA leaders from all sectors. The common interest is finding a better way to educate the next generation of leaders in a way that deals with all the challenges of the 21st Century. First, that means overcoming the numerous social and societal barriers that hold back so many kids. Second, that means helping all students gain not only a strong academic foundation but also the leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and innovation skills required to be successful in today’s rapidly changing, global creative economy.

Initial assistance for the development of the charter school application and an appropriate physical facility has been provided by developer Abe Atiyeh and his consultant Joe Lewis. However, the drive and support to make the Business and Entrepreneurship Academy Charter High School a new paradigm for the future of public education has come from a broad group of community leaders who are designated as the Founder’s Board. This group has helped to shape the vision and direction for the school, and it is selecting the nine member board that will bring the vision to life by actually operating the school once its charter is approved.

The members of the Founding Board are:

Pastor Phil Davis, Chair
Greater Shiloh Church

Ray Beidelman
Argo International Corp

Senator Lisa Boscola
PA Senate

David Colver
General Contractor
Chairman, Palmer Township Supervisors

Joseph DeCapua
Integrated Data Communications Systems, Inc.

Donna DeMarco

Jessica Devlin
Computer Aid

Lou DiRenzo
Puritan Products

Leann Febbo
Retired, Warren Hills Regional High School

Ralph Fiore
Warren Hills Regional High School

Jerry Gross
Mayor of West Easton Borough

April & Jonathan Haas
Haas Packaging & Design

Cathy Kocsis
Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate

Mark Lang
Charter Partners Institute

Patricia Lear
Lear Educational Center

Joe Milutis
Retired, Computer Aid

William Morris III
University of Pennsylvania

Rick Neulight
National Management Strategies

Chuck Stehly
Corporate Environments

Renee Stephens
Computer Aid

Dean Young
Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Easton

Danny Youssef
Day Vision Marketing

Members designated for the operating board of the school at his time are:

Pastor Phil Davis
Greater Shiloh Church

Jessica Devlin
Computer Aid

Mike Dowd
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber

Leann Febbo
Retired, Warren Hills Regional High School

Danny Youssef
Day Vision Marketing