Hamburg Area High School alumni Brenda (Stewart) Boyer, Class of 1982, and Nancy (Dietrich) King, Class of 1964, will be inducted into the Hamburg Area School District Alumni Academic Hall of Fame on May 3.
The school district is recognizing alumni for their career and life achievements, which were developed through their academic preparation while attending Hamburg Area schools. Nominees must have graduated at least 20 years before being considered. The selection committee selected Boyer and King as the 2017 inductees.
Brenda (Stewart) Boyer, a 1982 graduate, has a distinguished career as an educator, author, innovator, and speaker. She currently is librarian and information and technology resources department leader at Kutztown Area School District, a digital content consultant at eLearn Institute and an online course creator and instructor at Eduspire. She earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Design for Online Learning, MLS in Library Information Science, and a BS in Library Science. She has worked in school settings at all levels and has researched, developed, and taught numerous online courses. A published author, Boyer has written books and professional journal articles about online and blended learning advancements. She has traveled and given presentations on virtual instruction, flipped classrooms, information literacy, digital curating, and developing online learners. Boyer is a member of professional library, technology, and online learning organizations. She was a SICO scholarship recipient, a student representative on the Kutztown University Council of Trustees, and in the Alpha Beta Alpha Honor Society.
Nancy (Dietrich) King is a 1964 graduate with a long career in education. She serves as associate professor and education department chair at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. She earned a superintendent’s letter in an educational leadership degree program, a doctorate in education in reading/language arts, a principal’s certificate and a reading specialist M.Ed. and a bachelor of science in elementary education and German. Spending 39 years in Muhlenberg School District as a fourth grade teacher, reading specialist and reading program supervisor, she then became assistant superintendent. She worked at the college level teaching in education departments and in 2015 was named the inaugural holder of the Cedar Crest College 1867 Endowed Chair for Excellence in Education. She has been involved in reading education programs and served on boards to promote literacy at the state level.