Bob Coldren – Middle School Social Studies Teacher
I enjoy anything with history, golfing, camping, hiking, traveling and my family. Not too mention I am a Steelers fan. I also spend time reading from some of my favorite authors: Robert Frost, Charles Dickens, Alistair Maclean and Max Lucado.
Michelle Schmidt – Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Jessa Williams – Middle School Science Teacher
In 2003, the Lord brought my husband and I together and moved me from urban New York City to rural Pennsylvania. I joined his ministry at Summit International School of Ministry, where he is the campus church pastor (Summit Community Church). I served as Internship & Missions Program Director and taught various courses as a faculty member at the school. Last year, I took the director role of Summit Kids! which is our children’s church program. It was from this role, I realized how much I miss the classroom on a regular basis, as well as a school setting with children & teenagers. Thus, began my journey to get back into regular teaching.
It is a joy to be able to serve & teach at New Covenant. New Covenant faculty & staff have proven to be dedicated people with so much integrity & love for every child and teenager. To be able to work alongside these faculty & staff is an honor for me, as I know I will gain valuable wisdom and experience from each of them. I love working with the students as they have taught me already so much within the classroom.
In addition to being married to a fabulous husband, Tim Williams, I am also the proud mother of my two children. They are the joy of my heart and it is neat to be able to share their world with them here at school. In addition to my love for Jesus & education, I enjoy ballet, knitting & reading a good book.
My life verse is Hebrews 4:16, “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Rebecca Myers – ESL Instructor, Teacher’s Aide, and Yearbook Advisor
I am very excited to have joined the New Covenant family. I was blessed to have come into a relationship with Christ when I was very young. As a military child I developed a love for travel, seeing God’s creation and other cultures. After graduating from Eastern Oregon University with my B.A. in history I traveled to Pennsylvania to attend Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Lebanon’s Discipleship Training School. When the course had finished I returned to Lebanon to take a TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) course. It was while taking this course that I met my husband, Max. We continued on staff at the YWAM base, leading another DTS, and I took over as the English as a Second Language teacher. We stayed there for 2 years. My husband now serves as Chaplain for the Lebanon Rescue Mission and I have joined NCCS as the academic English teacher for foreign exchange students. We do not have any children of our own yet but we have the privilege of fostering 3 children for now: Hannah, Gracie and Sean. We attend Calvary Chapel in Lebanon and are active in ministry. God is good!
One of my life verses is Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Chris Light – Adjunct Faculty
My life verse is Proverbs 4:23.
Doralee Shive – Spanish and Apologetics Teacher
I have been a part time high school teacher at New Covenant for many years. My degree is from Messiah College but I also attended Briercrest Bible College and Evangelical School of Theology. I am originally from Washington, D.C. but have southern roots. My husband and I live in Myerstown with their two cats.
I was raised in the Presbyterian church and my favorite scripture passage is Psalm 91.
Katelyn Uglialoro – High School Language Arts Teacher
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kutztown University in December, 2011 with my BS in Secondary Education: English. I have 4 years of teaching experience from New Covenant Christian School.
I married my husband, Vince, in April, 2012. Our daughter, LinMarie, was born in February, 2015 and our son, Landen, was born in February, 2016. I am an active member of Mount Zion Road Church of the Brethren where I enjoy teaching Sunday School to kids in middle school. In my free time I love baking, cooking, and reading.
My favorite Bible verses are Jeremiah 29:11-13:
“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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Faith Landon – High School Social Studies Teacher
David Pettit – High School Science Teacher
Kelly Vangeli – MS/HS Math Teacher
Cathie Ruth – Adjunct Faculty & MS/HS Math Teacher
Before choosing to stay home with my children, I taught for seven years, the last two of those being at New Covenant. I am now in my fifth year since my return to teaching in 2012. I earned a BS in Elementary and Kindergarten Education with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University in December 1994. My husband, Ron, and I live in Cornwall with our two children, Adelyn and Jacob. I attend Lebanon Area Evangelical Free Church where I serve with the Jr. High youth and in the nursery. My responsibilities at school change with the needs each year, so this year I am teaching Pre-Algebra, Algebra I Core, Geometry, 8th grade Bible, Driver Safety Education, and 10th grade Health Education. The scripture that encourages and motivates me to continue to minister to youth is Philippians 2:14-16–“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life–in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.” That, and they keep me young!
Beth Lehman – Pre-Calculus & Calculus