• Office of Superintendent


    The Superintendent's Office is located in District Office, One Education Plaza, Nazareth, PA 18064-2397.  To reach this office by telephone, please dial (610) 759-1170 and extension 1111.  


    Dennis L. Riker, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools 

    Leah A. Recker, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent     

    The Superintendent's Cabinet includes:
    Isabel C. Resende, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
    Stuart C. Whiteleather, Ph.D., Business Administrator 

     Superintendent’s Welcome Page


    WelcoDr. Dennis L. Riker me to the Nazareth Area School District. Our District is comprised of families from the Boroughs of Nazareth,  Stockertown and Tatamy, and the Townships of  Bushkill, Lower Nazareth and Upper Nazareth, which encompasses approximately 48.61 square miles. The School District’s current enrollment is approximately 4,810 students. Our Budget for the 2020-2021 school year is $94,891,675. Please feel to browse our website for additional information in reference to the District. In addition, our administrative team takes pride in assisting individuals with their needs and questions. Do not hesitate to contact them directly if you have any concerns or are in need of clarification. Our staff members take a great deal of pride in their responsibility to provide first-class educational opportunities for our students. 
    The Mission of the Nazareth Area School District, a catalyst for excellence in education, is to develop students, through rigorous educational and co-curricular programs, into critical, reflective thinkers with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively, to integrate technology for learning, and to contribute to an ever-changing, diverse community.

    Our Vision Statement is “The Nazareth Area School District’s vision to inspire students to become innovative, collaborative, and constructive citizens who embrace diversity, value education and honesty, develop a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility, that challenges them to be leaders in a global society."

    The Nazareth Area School District is a wonderful place to raise a family. The community is rich in history and culture. There is a great deal of pride and tradition coupled with a strong desire to learn and grow. I am honored to serve our children, families, and community in the capacity of Superintendent of Schools.
    Dennis L. Riker, Ed. D. 
    Superintendent of Schools
    Nazareth Area School District