Aug. 3, 2022

Season 5, Episode 2: Welcome Beth Guarriello, New Emmaus HS Principal

Season 5, Episode 2: Welcome Beth Guarriello, New Emmaus HS Principal

New school years often bring change, but the 2022-2023 school year begins with a new principal leading Emmaus High School. Beth Guarriello, previously the principal at Southern Lehigh HS and Saucon Valley HS, will look to create a safe, welcome and challenging environment for all EHS students. She is focused on helping students find their niche, create community, and have fun!  

In this episode, we cover:  

  • Her freshman experience at Freedom High School
  • The goals she has for students during their first year
  • Orientation on August 17
  • The changed to Hornet Homeroom and Hornet Huddle
  • The need to create fun and community to help students find their niche
  • Changes in assignment of assistant principals and school counselors to create a more cohesive 4-year experience for students and families 
  • First impressions of Emmaus High School after 1 month on the job 
  • One tip for incoming 9th graders to start off the school year   

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Musical Credit  

Thanks to Eli Heckman, Class of 2025 for providing the music in today's episode!  

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