Our Faculty

Arts and Humanities

Peicheng Chu
Peicheng Chu
Language

Mr. Chu holds a B.A. in Laws from Fu Hsing Kang College in Taiwan, an M.Ed. in German Language and Literature from West Chester University, and an M.S. in Instructional Technology from Lehigh University. He is certified in German, Chinese, Middle Level Math, and Safety/Driver Education.

Amanda Friedman
Amanda Friedman
Language (Adjunct)

Ms. Friedman holds an M.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in Spanish Education with a K-12 teaching certification from West Chester University.

Kimberly Geller
Kimberly Geller
Art

Mrs. Geller holds a B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University. She is certified in Art and Mid-Level Mathematics and concentrated in Photography.

Sarah Jefferis
Sarah Jefferis
Art

Mrs. Jefferis holds a B.F.A in Crafts and a M.Ed in Art Education. She is certified in K-12 Art Education and concentrates in Fiber Arts.

Elley Jimenez
Elley Jimenez
Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Jimenez holds an M.A. in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph's University and a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from West Chester University. She is certified in K-12 Spanish.

Mike Meyer
Mike Meyer
Music

Mr. Meyer holds a B.S. in Music Education from Penn State University and a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. He is also certified in Mid-Level Mathematics.

Abbey Mason
Abbey Mason
Family and Consumer Science

Ms.Mason holds a B.S. in Family Consumer Science Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is certified in K-12 Family Consumer Science.

English

Susan Chamberlain
Susan Chamberlain
English

Mrs. Chamberlain has a B.A. degree in English/French from Skidmore College. She holds a certification in English 7-12.

Paige Copper
Paige Copper
English (LTS)

Mrs. Copper has a B.A. in English Literature from Saint Vincent College. She holds a certification in English 7-12.

Victoria Duffy - Department Head
Victoria Duffy - Department Head
English

Mrs. Duffy holds a B.A. in English from Wilkes University.

Jennifer Fiolo-Miller
Jennifer Fiolo-Miller
English

Mrs. Fiolo-Miller holds a B.A. in English Literature from La Salle University and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Widener University. She also holds certificates in 7-12 English and K-12 Reading.

Emily Gibson
Emily Gibson
English

Mrs. Gibson holds a B.S. in Secondary English Education from Penn State University and a Masters in Education at Cabrini University. She is certified in English 7-12, Communications 7-12, and Family and Consumer Sciences K-12.

Katelyn Griffin
Katelyn Griffin
English

Ms. Griffin holds a degree in education from Slippery Rock University. She is certified to teach grades 4-12 with a concentration in English Language Arts. She also began her Master's Degree in Special Education at Marian University.

Jessica Hammond
Jessica Hammond
English

Ms. Hammond holds a B.S. in Secondary English Education from Lock Haven University and an MA in Literature from West Chester University. She is certified to teach English 7-12.

Matt Kinsch
Matt Kinsch
English

Mr. Kinsch holds a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in English from West Chester University and an M.Ed from Cabrini College. He is also certified in Middle School Social Studies and Middle School Math.

Claire Wilson
Claire Wilson
English

Ms. Wilson has a B.A. in English and Theatre from Allegheny College and a M.A.T. from the University of Pittsburgh. She is certified in English 7-12.

School Counselors and School Nurse

Lauren Andrulewich
Lauren Andrulewich
School Counselor

Ms. Andrulewich holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.Ed. in School Counseling from West Chester University. She holds a K-12 School Counseling Certification.

Ashley Cooke
Ashley Cooke
School Counselor

Ms. Cooke holds a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Penn State and an M.A. in School Counseling from Eastern University. She holds certifications in K-6 School Counseling and 7-12 School Counseling.

Mary Beth Giandonato
Mary Beth Giandonato
School Counselor

Ms. Giandonato holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State and a M.Ed. in School Counseling from West Chester University. She holds a K-12 School Counseling Certification and is a National Certified Counselor.

Sanna McCoy
Sanna McCoy
School Counselor

Mrs. McCoy holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of New Hampshire and an M.Ed. in Secondary School Counseling from West Chester University. She holds a certification in Secondary School Counseling grades 7-12.

Lisa Moynihan
Lisa Moynihan
School Counselor

Mrs. Moynihan holds a B.S. in Psychology from East Stroudsburg University and an M.Ed in Secondary School Counseling from Kutztown University. She holds a certification in School Counseling grades 6-12.

Allison Thorne
Allison Thorne
School Counselor

Miss Thorne holds a B.S. Ed in Communication Arts from Shippensburg Universtiy and an M.Ed in Secondary School Counseling from West Chester University. She holds a certifciation in Secondary School Counseling grades 7-12

Christine Barger
Christine Barger
School Nurse

Mrs. Barger holds a B.S. in Nursing from Slippery Rock University. She earned her certificate in school nursing from Eastern University.

Health and Physical Education

Rebecca Beyer
Rebecca Beyer
Physical Education / Health

Mrs. Beyer holds a B.S. in Health/Physical Education from West Chester University. She is certified to teach K-12 Health and Physical Education. She holds a M.Ed. in Educational Technology from American College of Education.

Steve Galette
Steve Galette
Physical Education / Health

Mr. Galette holds a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University and an M.Ed. from Cabrini University.

Allan Murray
Allan Murray
Physical Education / Health - Department Head

Mr. Murray holds a B.S in Health and Physical Education with a Minor in Coaching from Slippery Rock University. He is currently the Head Coach for the University of Pittsburgh Men's Rugby Club.

Matt Smith
Matt Smith
Physical Education / Health

Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Bloomsburg University.  He is certified to teach K-12 Health and Physical Education and 7-12 Safety/Driver Education.

Stephanie Stanley
Stephanie Stanley
Physical Education / Health

Mrs. Stanley holds a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is certified to teach K-12 Health and Physical Education. She also holds a certification from Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a personal fitness trainer.

Mathematics

Alex Copenhaver
Alex Copenhaver
Math

Mr. Copenhaver attended West Chester University where he earned a B.A. in Mathematics. He is certified to teach mathematics in grades 7-12.

Amy Ellsworth
Amy Ellsworth
Math

Ms. Ellsworth holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Immaculata University. She is certified in 7-12 Math.

Kristi Farrell
Kristi Farrell
Math

Mrs. Farrell holds a B.S. in Secondary Education Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a M.Ed. in Special Education from Penn State.

Jodi Grobman
Jodi Grobman
Math

Mrs. Grobman holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston University and a B.S. in Secondary Education from Indiana University. She is certified in 7-12 Math and Social Studies.

Dana Heleniak
Dana Heleniak
Math - Department Head

Mrs. Heleniak holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Saint Joseph's University. She is certified in 7-12 Mathematics.

Andrew Lewis
Andrew Lewis
Math

Mr Lewis holds a Masters of Science in Instructional Leadership with a focus in Mathematics from Robert Morris University. He holds a 7-12 Mathematics certification.

Julie Maloney
Julie Maloney
Math

Mrs. Maloney holds a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education with a minor in Education Psychology and Special Education and a M.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is certified in 7-12 Mathematics.

Trisha Miller
Trisha Miller
Math

Mrs. Miller holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh with a certification in Middle School Mathematics.

John Wilson
John Wilson
Math

Mr. Wilson holds a B.A. in Physics with a concentration in Computer Science from Bucknell University, an M.B.A. from Temple University, and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Drexel University. He also holds certifications in 7-12 Mathematics, Physics, English as a Second Language, Middle and High School English and Business/Technology Ed.

Science

Maria Alexis
Maria Alexis
Science

Mrs. Alexis holds a B.A. degree in Biology from Rosemont College and received her Secondary Education certification from Immaculata University. She holds certifications in 7-12 Science and K-12 Environmental Education.

Alyssa Bell
Alyssa Bell
Science

Ms.Bell holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters degree in Education from Seton Hill University. She is certified in Middle Level Education (all core subjects) and High School Biology.

John Bugay
John Bugay
Science - Department Head

Mr. Bugay holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from Penn State University as well as a Master's Degree in Science Education from Drexel University. He is certified for grades 7 - 12 in both Mathematics and General Science.

Chip Cronin
Chip Cronin
Science

Mr. Cronin holds a B.S. in Biology with a minor in marine science from Penn State. He is certified in 7-12 Biology and K-12 Environmental Education.

Jacalyn DeRita
Jacalyn DeRita
Science

Mrs. DeRita holds a B.A. in Earth Science Education from the University of Delaware. She is certified in 7-12 Earth and Space Science as well as 7-12 General Science.

Lauren Douglas
Lauren Douglas
Science

Mrs. Douglas holds a B.S. in Biology from Penn State University and a M.S in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum from Drexel University. She is certified to teach grades 7-12 in Biology.

Ruth Hanson
Ruth Hanson
Science

Mrs. Hanson holds a B.A. degree in Physics and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. She also holds an M.Ed. in Physics Education from the University of Central Florida. She is certified for grades 7 - 12 in Physics and General Science.

Galen Kreiser
Galen Kreiser
Science

Mr. Kreiser holds a B.S. in Science Education from Shippensburg University with certifications in 7-12 Earth/Space Science, Environmental Education, Middle School Math, and General Science.

Colleen Mullins
Colleen Mullins
Science

Mrs. Mullins holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Millersville University with a certification in Secondary Biology. She is also certified in Secondary Chemistry, Middle School Math and K-12 Family and Consumer Sciences.

Dianne Zaayenga
Dianne Zaayenga
Science

Mrs. Zaayenga holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from University of Delaware, a M.S. in Clinical Chemistry from West Chester University and a certification in Secondary Education for Biology and Chemistry from Immaculata University.

Social Studies

Brandon Dayan
Brandon Dayan
Social Studies

Mr. Dayan holds a M.S. in Secondary Education from Saint Joseph's University and a B.A in History from Temple University.

Cathy Delaney
Cathy Delaney
Social Studies

Mrs. Delaney has a BA in Political Science, Social Studies Secondary Education Concentration, from Albright College and is certified to teach Social Studies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mark Dickinson
Mark Dickinson
Social Studies - Department Head

Mr. Dickinson holds a B.A. in Sociology from Ursinus College with a teaching certification in secondary Social Studies.

James Driscoll
James Driscoll
Social Studies

Mr. Driscoll holds a B.S. in Education from Duquesne University. He holds a certificate in 7-12 Social Studies Education.

Laura Elder
Laura Elder
Social Studies

Ms. Elder holds a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies from Villanova University. She also holds M.Ed in Professional and Secondary Education from West Chester University, and M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Gwynedd Mercy University. She holds certifications in Social Studies, 7-9 Mid-Level Citizenship, 7-12 Citizenship, 7-12 English, and Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction PK-12.

Darren Gibb
Darren Gibb
Social Studies

Mr. Gibb has a BS in History Education from West Chester University. He holds a certificate in 7-12 Social Studies Education.

Brittany Trotter
Brittany Trotter
Social Studies

Ms. Trotter holds a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies from Shippensburg University. She holds a certification in 7-12 Social Studies.

Pat Tobin
Pat Tobin
Social Studies

Mr. Tobin holds a B.S. in Education from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania and is certified in 7-12 Social Studies.

Special Education

Steven Harris
Steven Harris
Special Education
Aubree Nicassio
Aubree Nicassio
Special Education

Ms. Furrer holds a B.A. in English Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is certified in Special Education 7-12. She also holds Masters in Special Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Caroline Wagner
Caroline Wagner
Special Education

Miss Kerestes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (PK-6) and Special Education (PK-8) from Seton Hill University. She is currently working on her Masters of Education in Special Education 7-12.

Lauren Yauger
Lauren Yauger
Special Education
Shawn McCreary
Shawn McCreary
Special Education

Mr. McCreary holds an M.S. in Special Education from Saint Joseph's University, a B.S. in History & Secondary Education from Temple University, and an A.A. in Journalism from Bucks County Community College. He is certified in English, Social Studies and Special Education.

Krista Low
Krista Low
Special Education

Teaching Assistants and Academic Advisors

Sossie Brown
Sossie Brown
Academic Advisor

Ms. Brown holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and is certified to teach grades 7-12 in English. She also has her Master of Education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ashley Campbell
Ashley Campbell
Teaching Assistant (PT)

Mrs. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism from Shippensburg University. She has experience working as a Special Education Aide in the Pennsylvania public school system. She has started pursuing a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Pre-K through Grade 4 at West Chester University and plans to receive a certification in the future.

Mariann Capets
Mariann Capets
Academic Advisor

Mrs. Capets holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education K-6 from the University of Pittsburgh. She has 12 years of teaching experience and is certified as an English as a Second Language Program Specialist (K-12). Additionally, she has two add-on teaching certificates, English 7-12 and Business, Computer, and Information Technology K-12.

Janet Chafin
Janet Chafin
Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Chafin holds a B.S. in Communications from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has 20 years of experience as a high school Instructional Assistant/Substitute Teacher as well as a background in non-profit community relations.

Catherine Coletti
Catherine Coletti
Teaching Assistant (PT)

Mrs. Coletti holds a B.A. in Psychology from Elizabethtown College and a M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from West Chester University in West Chester, PA.

Melissa Demorest
Melissa Demorest
Academic Advisor

Mrs. Demorest holds an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice and has worked as a caseworker for over 20 years.

Jennifer Devey
Jennifer Devey
Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Devey attended Seton Hill University where she earned her BA in Psychology. While studying Psychology, her main emphasis was in education and she obtained certifications in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary K-6, and mid-level Social Studies and English.

Jill Faunce
Jill Faunce
Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Faunce holds a B.A. in Psychology from West Chester University, and an M.S. Ed. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania.

Christina Graff
Christina Graff
Academic Advisor (PT)

Mrs. Graff holds a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education and a M.S. in Literacy Education from Saint Joseph’s University. She is certified as a Reading Specialist and as an English as a Second Language Program Specialist (K-12). She has 12 years of teaching experience.

Eileen Hartshaw
Eileen Hartshaw
Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Hartshaw holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from West Chester University and has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in various settings.

Kendra Haslam
Kendra Haslam
Academic Advisor
Julie Horrell
Julie Horrell
Academic Advisor

Mrs. Horrell holds a B.S. in Consumer Affairs with a business minor from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and additional credits with a teaching certification in Elementary Education K-8 from Kutztown University. Her educational experience ranges from an instructional aide in reading and math, to a daily substitute, building substitute and long term substitute in a variety of districts.

Erin King
Erin King
Academic Advisor

Mrs. King earned a B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University and spent over 10 years teaching, writing, counseling, and set designing as the Elementary Director for a large nonprofit organization.

Jason Mancini
Jason Mancini
Teaching Assistant (Special Education)

Mr Mancini has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from K-6th and a Master's Degree in Literacy. He is also certified as a K-12th Reading Specialist. He has taught in many educational settings including Elementary, Middle, and High School and also taught ESL in college as well.

Alicia McNeal
Alicia McNeal
Academic Advisor
Jennifer Meyer
Jennifer Meyer
Academic Advisor
Jennifer Offenbeck
Jennifer Offenbeck
Academic Advisor

Ms. Offenbeck earned her Bachelor of Journalism Degree, with a Minor in Canadian Studies, from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Ms. Offenbeck has worked with students across all ages, languages and many countries for over 20 years as a mentor, coach, advisor, and English as a Second Language teacher.

Erin Pacana
Erin Pacana
Academic Advisor (PT)

Mrs. Pacana holds a B.S. in grades 4-8. Her certification is concentrated on English Language Arts and Literacy.

Abby Park
Abby Park
Academic Advisor (PT)

Mrs. Park earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Clarion University, now known as Penn West University. She has been working in education as an instructor/substitute teacher for over 16 years.

Kailyn Rhoads
Kailyn Rhoads
Academic Advisor

Ms. Rhoads holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services and Psychology from Southeastern University.

Callie Stevenson
Callie Stevenson
Teaching Assistant

Ms. Stevenson holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

David Stiles
David Stiles
Teaching Assistant (Special Education)

Mr. Stiles holds a B.A. in Secondary English Education from ASU.

Maryellen Uebele
Maryellen Uebele
Academic Advisor

Mrs. Uebele holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Scranton and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Fordham University. She was a preschool teacher for many years.

Tracy Thimons
Tracy Thimons
Academic Advisor
Irene Zulkoski
Irene Zulkoski
Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Zulkoski holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wilkes University.

Jeane Cahill
Jeane Cahill
Academic Advisor (PT)
Anastasiya Shostak
Anastasiya Shostak
Teaching Assistant (PT)
Kirstyn Walter
Kirstyn Walter
Academic Advisor (PT)
Chrystal Bush
Chrystal Bush
Academic Advisor (PT)
Althea Schwenger
Althea Schwenger
Academic Advisor (PT)