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Faculty & Staff

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like
dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
Deuteronomy 32:2

Mr. Dave Alderfer
Assistant Director of Technology
B.A. in Elementary Education from Temple University, M.ED. in Special Education from Temple University

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1

Mrs. Melanie G. Baker
Middle School Bible Teacher, Middle School Family & Consumer Science Teacher
B.S. in Elementary Education from Eastern Mennonite University, Masters in Environmental Education from Arcadia University

mbaker@dock.org

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16

Mrs. Shelley Berg

Instrumental Music Instructor (Bands)
B. M. in Music Education and M.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College

sberg@dock.org

“Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy” Psalm 33:3

 

Mrs. Kim Bergey
Elementary Art Teacher

B.A. in Elementary Education from Messiah College; M.A. in Education with certification in art education K-12 from Arcadia University

kbergey@dock.org

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.  He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23

Mrs. Rachel Burkhardt
Learning Support

rburkhardt@dock.org

 

Mrs. Jennifer Crissman
Administrative Assistant
B.S. in Biology from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7

 

Mrs. Cathy Derstine
Kindergarten Aide

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11

Mr. Gary Detweiler
Maintenance

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

Mrs. Patti Fiore
Food Service Assistant
B.S. in Interior Design from Drexel University

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:8

 

 

Mrs. Carolyn Ford
Early Childhood Aide

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart."  Psalm 37:4

Mr. Nathaniel Freed
Health and Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director
B.A. in Kinesiology from Eastern Mennonite University

nfreed@dock.org

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."
                                                                                  Romans 8:38-39
 

Mr. Michael George
Middle School Social Studies Teacher
B.A. in History and Social Science, Secondary Education Licensure from Eastern Mennonite University
M.A. in History from Temple University

mgeorge@dock.org

"Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life, he who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty'.” John 6:35

 

Mrs. Kipp Glass
Fourth grade teacher
B.S. in Elementary Education from Taylor University; Masters Degree in Reading/Certified Reading Specialist from Gwynedd Mercy College

kmoyer@dock.org

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

Mrs. Leslie S. Gouldey
Food Service Assistant

"Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy , ir does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easliy angered, it keeps no list of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." I Corinthians 13:4-7

Mrs. Beverly Guengerich
Second grade teacher
B.S. in Consumer Science Education from Eastern Mennonite University; Early Childhood & Elementary Education Certification from Eastern College

bguengerich@dock.org

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:1

Mrs. Susan Hadden
Early Childhood Teacher
B.S. in Elementary Education; B.S. in Bible from Philadelphia Biblical University

shadden@dock.org

“Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

Mrs. Jillian Immel
Kindergarten Teacher
B.S. in Elementary Education/Special Education/Early Childhood from Eastern University

jimmel@dock.org

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

Mrs. Kay Kehs
Early Childhood Teacher
B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Mennonite University, Masters in Elementary Education from Kutztown University

kkehs@dock.org

The Lord your God is with you, he is might to save, He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."  Zephaniah 3:17

Mrs. Kathy Kennel
Middle School Math Teacher
BA in Mathematics/Secondary Ed from Roberts Wesleyan College, MA in Mathematics from Villanova University

kkennel@dock.org

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young." Isaiah 40:11

Mrs. Alice S.W. Keppley
Middle School Art Teacher; Middle School Bible Teacher
B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University; M.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University

akeppley@dock.org

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  James 1:17

Mrs. Hilary Kotecki
Middle School English & Literature Teacher
B.S. in Bible from Philadelphia Biblical University, M.Ed. from Philadelphia Biblical University

hkotecki@dock.org

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that the all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7

Mr. Pete Kotecki
Maintenance
B.A. in Religion from Thomas Edison State College

"Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm. He said: Who is this that darkens my counsel with words withou knowledge: Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me."  Job 38:1-3

Mrs. Sherry Kratz
Food Service Assistant

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!" Romans 8:38-39

 

Mrs. Laura Beth Landes
Elementary and Middle School Music Teacher, Choir Director, Handbell Director
B.A. in Music Education with a focus on Vocal Studies from Bluffton University

llandes@dock.org

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:13-16

Mrs. Becky Landis
Kindergarten Aide
B.S. in Home Economics from Messiah College

"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21

Mr. Rob Landis
Maintenance

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birgh into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead".  1 Peter 1:3

Mrs. Trish Landis
First Grade Teacher
B.A. in Elementary Education from Kutztown University

tlandis@dock.org

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Mrs. Kathryn Litzenberger
Strings Instructor, Elementary Music Teacher
B.M. in Music Education from Grove City College

klitzenberger@dock.org

“My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”  Psalm 73:26

Mr. Steve Long
Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Design & Technology Teacher
B.A. in Social Sciences from Gwynedd-Mercy College

slong@dock.org

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."  John 14:6

 

Mr. Brandon Longacre
Middle School Science Teacher

 

blongacre@dock.org

 

 

Mrs. Jayne Longacre
Early Childhood & Elementary Physical Education Teacher
B.S. in Education from The Ohio State University

jlongacre@dock.org

"Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance . Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."  James 1:2-4

Mrs. Katie Longacre
Learning Support

klongacre@dock.org

 

Mrs. Alissa Messina
School Counselor
B.A. in Sociology/Social Welfare from The University of Delaware; M.A. in School Counseling with Elementary Certification from Eastern College

amessina@dock.org

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."  Proverbs 16:9

Mrs. Ashley Miller
School Counselor
B.S. in Psychology from Eastern Mennonite University; Ed. M. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University; Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University

amiller@dock.org

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

Mrs. Bonnie Miller
Administrative Assistant
A.A.S. in Computer Processing from Eastern Mennonite University

“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

Mrs. Gem Miller
First Grade teacher
B.A. Elementary Education from Cedar Crest College; Graduate Work from St. Joseph’s University

gmiller@dock.org

“And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before the Lord your God.” Micah 6:8

Mrs. Bonita Ness 
Early Childhood Teacher 
B.S. in Elementary Education from Messiah College

bness@dock.org

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Mrs. Lisa Nice
Food Service Bookkeeper
B.S. in Business/Communications from Gwynedd Mercy

"I can do everything through him who gives me strength". Philippians 4:13

Ms. Sarah F. Price
Kindergarten Teacher, Summer Camps Director
B.A. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Goshen College

sprice@dock.org

“For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; prudence will watch over you; and understanding will guard you.”  Proverbs 2:10-11

Mrs. Melissa Quirk
Kindergarten Teacher
B.A. in Elementary Education from Kutztown University
Masters in Reading from Arcadia University

mquirk@dock.org

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, the will walk and not be faint."  Isaiah 4:31

Mrs. Lisa Reichley
Middle School Science Teacher
B.S. in Secondary Education Earth/Space Science from West Chester University

lreichley@dock.org

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

Mrs. Courtney Reynolds
Admissions
B.A. in Art and Interpersonal Communication from Wheaton College

"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1

Mrs. Amy Rodriguez
Third Grade Teacher
B.A. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Millersville University

arodriguez@dock.org

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged.  Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.  Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37

Mrs. Jane Roth
Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Mennonite University: M.Ed. from Cabrini
Graduate classes at Millersville University and Eastern Mennonite University

jroth@dock.org

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31

Mrs. Karen Rothmann
Food Service Assistant
A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, B.S. in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University

"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."  Colossians 4:6

Mrs. Cheryl Ryder
Health and Physical Education Teacher
B.A. in Health and Physical Education from Messiah College

cryder@dock.org

“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:13-14

Mrs. Aggie Schmidt
Fifth Grade Teacher
B.A. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Gwynedd Mercy College

aschmidt@dock.org

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Mrs. Monica Schroeder
Middle School English & Literature Teacher
B.S. in Secondary Education & English from Taylor University, M.A. in writing from Arcadia University

mschroeder@dock.org

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,.."  Philippians 3:10

Mrs. Brenda Shelly
School Nurse
R.N. Allentown Hospital School of Nursing affiliated with Muhlenberg College

“You will guide me with your counsel and afterward receive me to glory.  Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.  My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”Psalm 73:24-26

Miss Mary Slemmer
Third Grade Teacher
B.S. in Elementary Education from Kutztown University; Masters in Computer Education from Beaver College (now Arcadia University);Gratz College Graduate Work

mslemmer@dock.org

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Galatians 2:20

Mrs. Linda Souder
Office Assistant

“And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before the Lord your God.” Micah 6:8

Mrs. Jan Swartley
Fifth Grade Teacher
B.S.Ed. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Shippensburg University; M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University

jswartley@dock.org

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7

Mrs. Kathleen Taylor
Second Grade Teacher
B.S. in Education from Mansfield University; M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from University Alliance

ktaylor@dock.org

"I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17

Mrs. Joy Thomas
Librarian
B.S. in Elementary Education from Messiah College; Masters in Technology from Arcadia University

jthomas@dock.org

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:2-3a

Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace
Spanish Teacher
BA Spanish Education from Ursinus College, MS Curriculim, Instruction, Technology from Walden University

lwallace@dock.org

"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever." Isaiah 40:8  

Mrs. Claire Wanamaker
Middle School Math Teacher
B.S. in Mathematics Ursinus College,  Masters in Education Chestnut Hill College

cwanamaker@dock.org

"The lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."  Psalm 18:2 

Mrs. Regan Weikel
Fundraising Coordinator
B.S. in Special and Elementary Education from Gwynedd-Mercy College

"Set your minds on things above, not on things of the earth." Colossians 3:2

Mrs. Kathi Welby
Early Childhood Aide

"...in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:6

Miss Amanda Wismer
Early Childhood Aide
B.S. in Education with a Certification in PreK-4 and Special Education (N-8)) from Messiah College

"Love must be sincere. Hat what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality."
Romans 12:9-13

 

Mrs. Joan Wismer
Learning Support
B.A. in Elementary Education and Music from Bluffton College (now Bluffton University), Masters in Reading from Gwynedd-Mercy College, Certification as a reading specialist (K-12)

jwismer@dock.org

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillippians 4:6-7



 

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