CentralElementary School


Principal Bodnar 
Principal: Rebecca Bodnar
Phone: 484-765-4800
Welcome to Central Elementary,
My name is Rebecca Bodnar, Principal at Central. I have a variety of educational experiences, including earning two Master’s Degrees from Lehigh University and teaching at LCCC as an Adjunct of Education for seven years. I have a strong belief that in order to be a part of a successful organization, you need to make it a team effort and include internal and external stakeholders in important decisions.
I am a former teacher from Cleveland Elementary where I was named a Semi-Finalist for Teacher of the Year by PSEA, and was the winner of the Leiser Scholar Award from Lehigh University, where I was also a Graduate Assistant soccer coach. While teaching at Cleveland, I started attending the Weed and Seed monthly meetings and instantly saw the need for a true immersion of the community in our schools. After that, I was the Assistant Principal at South Mountain Middle school for three years and continued focusing my efforts on the Community In Schools efforts.

My goals as the Principal of Central are to: help increase student attendance, address individual student and family needs, and help increase student academic performance. All of which cannot be accomplished without the support and help of our Community Partners. Together we truly can make a difference in our students’ lives.

Rebecca Bodnar, Principal of Central Elementary School
  • Principal at Central Elementary School 2015-present
  • Assistant Principal at South Mountain Middle School for 3 years
  • Acting Principal at Cleveland: 6/2015 - 9/2015
  • Acting Principal at Central: 12/2014 - 4/2015
  • Acting Principal at Sheridan: 7/2014 - 9/2014
  • Teacher for 7 years at Cleveland Elementary School, grades 3 and 5
  • Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Lehigh University
  • BS in Elementary Education/Art from Wilkes University