PictureDear Neighbor,

Thank you for choosing me to represent our community on the school board. Over the course of the last several years, I have heard from or sat down with hundreds of you to share hopes and concerns about our school district and our community. These conversations have taught me valuable lessons about how much we all share in common. Like so many of you, I understand the value of public education, the importance of both innovation and fiscal responsibility in our schools, the need for transparency and honesty, and the desire for district decisions based on facts and evidence rather than the talking points of our dysfunctional political parties.

School board members are unpaid volunteers. I have volunteered because these shared community principles are important to me. I find it rewarding to not simply complain about our schools, but roll up my sleeves and help find practical solutions to the challenges we face.  I maintain this website in order to keep the community informed and involved about our public schools.  I also make information available via my blog, email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  And please remember that the views expressed here are my own and don’t necessarily reflect the official position of the East Penn School District or the school board.

Ziad Munson

PS: Here’s a little bit more biographical info, in case you’re interested.
  • My Family: I live in Emmaus with my wife Amy and our two children.  My daughter Willow attends Emmaus High School and my son Elliot attends LMMS.   Before moving to Emmaus, we lived in Lower Macungie Township.
  • My Community: I am a trustee and treasurer of the Emmaus Public Library.  I have also been a soccer coach in the Lower Macungie Youth Association, and both a PTO member and crossing guard at Lincoln Elementary.
  • My Education: I attended public schools through high school, received my college degree from the University of Chicago, and my PhD from Harvard University.
  • My Profession: I am a professor at Lehigh University (my professional website is here).