Mr. Anthony New Business Teacher at SLHS


Morgan Downing

Mr. Anthony encourages students to do their best and learn in the classroom

Morgan Downing

This fall, Southern Lehigh welcomed business teacher Mr. Michael Anthony to the high school. He replaces retiree Mrs. Bonnie Organski in room 113 where he teaches several classes including CTA, Intro to Business, and Marketing. Mr. Anthony is excited to begin the year with a positive impact on his students.

“My favorite part about teaching is interacting with students and getting to know them,” Mr. Anthony said. “I want to make sure that my class is an enjoyable experience for all my students.”

Mr. Anthony earned his bachelor’s degree at Penn State University where he studied secondary education with a concentration in social studies. Before obtaining the job at Southern Lehigh, he taught social studies at Pottsville School District for four years.  

Since his hiring, Mr. Anthony has become the co-advisor for the Future Business Leaders of America organization (FBLA) alongside fellow business teacher Mrs. JoAnn Peralta. He says his involvement in FBLA has been very enjoyable so far, seeing that many students have joined the club this year.

“Mr. Anthony has been a pleasure to work with,” said senior FBLA secretary Felicity Parrish. “He makes a great addition to the club and enhances the business atmosphere.”

Parrish says that although it is still early in the year, Mr. Anthony already offers a new perspective and insights to the club which will contribute to their future success. 

Outside of the classroom, Mr. Anthony enjoys attending Southern Lehigh sporting events and supporting his student-athletes. He is also a devoted fan of both Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles football. In his free time, he is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family and his dog named Roxy. 

Mr. Anthony is looking forward to the rest of the school year as he is introduced to Spartan traditions, such as pep rallies and Friday night football games. Through his teaching, Mr. Anthony encourages a positive mindset and offers a helping hand to those around him.

“Always be yourself and don’t worry about what other people think,” he said.