Lower Saucon Native & Saucon Grad Announces Candidacy for Saucon Valley School Board
Updated: Mar 27
LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP – J. Barrett Geyer of Lower Saucon Township has formally announced his candidacy for School Director, Saucon Valley School District, in the 2023 election. In making the announcement, Geyer said, “As a lifelong resident of our community, as a graduate of Saucon, and now as a parent of kids in the District, I want to give back to my alma mater by serving as a school director”.
Geyer’s motivation for stepping forward to run is his belief that parents are a vital part of the public school system. He plans to bring that ‘parental perspective’ to district planning and decision making. On a personal level, Geyer said, “As a graduate of Saucon, it’s important to me that the next generation of Panthers get the same quality and memorable school experience that I received”.
On what the Board’s primary goal should be, Geyer believes “our goal should be to create a safe and effective environment that inspires a passion for lifelong learning, while also providing students with a solid framework for critical, analytical, and emotional problem solving”.
His platform will have three main areas of focus:
PARENTAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – Encouraging more parental involvement in district planning and decision making while also finding ways to collaborate and partner with Hellertown & Lower Saucon.
EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE – Ensuring that the primary responsibility of the school is met – maintaining and delivering a challenging and age-appropriate curriculum that inspires lifelong learning.
COST-CONSCIOUS SPENDING – Maintaining the balance between an exceptional educational experience and affordable property taxes while finding additional ways to continue needed investments.
Geyer resides in Lower Saucon Township with his wife, Nancy (Harte) and their two young daughters. Professionally, he is a marketing manager for a local engineering software company and has more than 15 years of negotiation, budgetary, and management skills that he will bring with him in serving the district.
He is a member of the Lower Saucon Township Parks & Recreation committee, a member of the Northampton County Republican Committee, and a member of the Friends of the Hellertown Area Library, to name a few organizations. He and his wife are both members of Christ Lutheran Church (Hellertown) and are both involved with the community’s “Blessing Box” effort.