Lower School

Vanessa Ludwig
Kinderleben
B.A., Kutztown University
M.S., Wilkes University
vldwig@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 151

Julia Schmoltze
1st Grade

B.S., Kutztown University
jschmoltze@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 154

Morgan Schreckengost
2nd Grade

B.S., Mansfield University
mschreckengost@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 156

Karen Shanoskie
3rd Grade

B.S., Pennsylvania State University
kshanoskie@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 161

Olivia Kercher
4th Grade

B.S., Kutztown University M. Ed. Reading Specialist, Kutztown University (in progress)
okercher@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 152

Monica Meza
5th and 6th Grade

5/6A Homeroom
B.S., Pennsylvania State University mmeza@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 150

Matthew Kercher
5th and 6th Grade
5/6B Homeroom

B.S., Penn State
mkercher@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 159

Dina Boyer                                        Reading Specialist/Title 1 Coordinator MAT, Moravian College dboyer@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 113

Directors

Nicolle Hutchinson
Executive Director

BS, Lee College
M.S. Ed., University of Pennsylvania
nhutchinson@gillinghamcharterschool.org

Rosella D'urso
Director of Organizational Development

rdurso@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 102

Cassandra Shive                                  Director of Education         B.A., Shippensburg University M. Ed. Kutztown University (in progress)  cshive@gillinghamcharterschool.org   

Administration

Colleen Altemose
Admin Building Secretary

caltemose@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 101

Kathleen Benyak
Career Counselor
kbenyak@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 131

Krista Bevan Business Office
Executive Administrative Asst. to the DOD

B.S., Elizabethtown College
kbevan@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 118

Anna Brovont Research and Development Coordinator
abrovont@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 117

Preston Charlesworth
Student Coach

M, Music Education from Slippery Rock University
pcharlesworth@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 125

Edith "Edie" Cromis
Facility Manager
Teachers Aide
Certified Paraprofessional

ecromis@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 128

Roseanne Heckman
School House Secretary
Certified Paraprofessional

rheckman@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 111   

Dawn Housel
Data Manager & Food Service Director B.A., State University of NY at Geneseo
dhousel@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 122

ElisaBeth Hutchinson
Enrollment/Communications Coordinator
ehutchinson@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 121

Elisabeth Leggett
Executive Assistant to ED BA, Certified Social Pedagogue University of Applied Sciences Regensburg, Germany
MA, Educator for Music and Movement Mozarteum Salzburg Salzburg, Austria
eleggett@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 126

Vanessa Nguyen
Curriculum Coordinator 12th Grade Homeroom

B.S., Temple University
vnguyen@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 133

Leonard Martin
Athletic Director B.S. Health and Physical Education, Marywood University
lmartin@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 129

Marie Panchari
Licensed Social Worker

MSW, Temple University
BSW, Alvernia University
mpanchari@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 114 

Brent Potteiger
Co-Curriculum Coordinator Latin Teacher

B.A., Moravian College
bpotteiger@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 173          

 
 

Middle and Upper School

Jillian Dove Middle and Upper School Math 7th Grade Homeroom B.S. Ed., Kutztown University jdove@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 215 

Sarah Gross Self-Contained Classroom Teacher Master of Science in Restorative Practices, International Institute for Restorative Practices, Bethlehem, PA Bachelor’s of Science in Art Education, Kutztown University sgross@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 205

Deidra Herbert
Secondary Humanities Teacher
8th Grade Homeroom

Bachelor’s Degree in English, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA 36 hrs Post Graduate Work in Education, McDaniels College, Westminister, MD dherbert@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 204

Marci Howell
Middle and Upper School Math Teacher
Title I Teacher

Assessment Coordinator
B.S., Kutztown University mhowell@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 170

Candice Khan Middle and Upper School Science 11th Grade Homeroom B.S., University of South Carolina ckhan@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 215

Matthew Macsisak Middle and Upper School English 10th Grade Homeroom B.A. Cabrini University M.Ed. Cabrini University Certifications: Secondary English and Social Studies mmacsisak@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 201

Frank McDonough Upper School Teacher Associates in Human Development and Family Studies B.S. Educational Studies  M.S. Criminal Justice fmcdonough@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 115

Spanish Teacher

Supporting Staff

Heather Hill                     Building Substitute    10th Grade Homeroom B.S., Michigan State University    heather.hill@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 203

Kelly Long Support Teacher                klong@gillinghamcharterschool.org             

Sylvet Montejo                  Teachers Aide Certified Paraprofessional B.S., Silliman University College of Education smontejo@gillinghamcharterschool.org

Elizabeth Reiley                            Therapeutic Coach                  Bicol University Colleges of Arts and Science ereiley@gillinghamcharterschool.org

SPLAM

Kristen Heller
Physical Education and Heath Teacher 9th Grade Homeroom
BS ED Health and Physical Education; Honors, Graduated Magna Cum Laude, West Chester University of Pennsylvania      kschweigert@gillinghamcharterschool.org

Kassandra Kinney
K-12 Art Teacher 9th Grade Homeroom
B.A. in Art with a K-12 certification, Shippensburg University                  kkinney@gillinghamcharterschool.org
ext. 202

Trinda Shaull                             Music Teacher B.S., Lebanon Valley College trinda.shaull@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 213

Tyler Shaull
Music and Instrument Teacher & Band Instructor

B.S., Lebanon Valley College tshaull@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 213

Special Education

Julia Hager Emotional Support Teacher B.S., Virginia Tech M.A., Virginia Tech jhager@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 109

Jenna Troutman
Lead Special Education Teacher

B.S., Special Education M.Ed. Wilkes University jtroutman@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 108 or 109

Mark Major
Special Education Teacher

B.A. History, Penn State  Teaching Certification History/Social Studies, Alvernia University MED Special Education, Alvernia University (in progress) mmajor@gillinghamcharterschool.org ext. 108

Megan Sirkot
Special Education Teacher

msirkot@gillinghamcharterschool.org


Board Members:

Scott Herbert, Board President - sherbert@gillinghamchartercshool.org

Sharon Klinger, Board Vice President - sklinger@gillinghamcharterschool.org

Michelle Koren, Board Secretary - mkoren@gillinghamcharterschool.org

Tricia Brensinger, Board Member - tbrensinger@gillinghamcharterschool.org

Daniel Kurtz, Board Member - dkurtz@gillinghamcharterschool.org

Danielle Sallada, Board Member - dsallada@gillinghamcharterschool.org

Christie Werkheiser, Board Member - cwerkheiser@gillinghamcharterschool.org