• Kathryn Roberts, Esquire initially applied to fill a vacancy on the School Board and ultimately, in April 2018, was appointed by the judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County to a Board director position.  She represents Upper Nazareth West, the Borough of Nazareth, and Stockertown.  She then won election in 2019 and was re-elected in 2021 for a 4-year term.  She resides in Upper Nazareth with her husband Mahdi and their ten-year-old son, Amir, who is currently a 5th grade student in the Intermediate School.  She also has several nieces and nephews in the District. 


    “Kate” is a native of Coopersburg, having graduated from Southern Lehigh High School.  In 1994, she graduated from Ithaca College with a B.A. in English and Political Science.  After college, she lived with a family in Paris, France as an au pair, then returned to the U.S. and worked as a caseworker for Lehigh County Children and Youth.  Soon after, she enrolled at Villanova Law School, where she established a Public Interest Law society, and where she graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) in 1998.


    She returned to the Lehigh Valley after law school and worked for the President Judge in Lehigh County, William Platt, for two years.  From there, she began her lifelong career as a criminal defense attorney, practicing first in the Lehigh County Public Defender’s office to hone her trial skills, and then opening her own firm.  Her law practice consists of representing clients in federal courts, and in the courts of Lehigh and Northampton Counties.  She represents adults and juveniles in criminal court and related matters.  Her firm is located in downtown Allentown. 


    Kate speaks French, Spanish, and Arabic, and spends much of her free time traveling abroad with her family, including to Morocco, where her husband is from and where they built a second home.  


    She hopes to instill in students of Nazareth a curiosity about the world and a desire to learn about other cultures.  At the same time, she hopes to maintain the small-town vibe of Nazareth that has enabled the community and schools to remain cohesive and supportive of each other.  Kate says it has been an absolute honor to serve on the School Board and loves to hear about all the amazing students and staff in the District.