Faculty and Staff


Like a traditional school Keystone has a team of educators and administrators that provides academic and administrative student support. The Keystone Team is always just a call or email away.

Lisa McClure – Head of School

Lisa has over 25 years of education experience in a variety of settings including traditional education, alternative education, and online and blended learning. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Concordia University, an M. Ed. In Guidance and Counseling from Carthage College, and extensive experience in education leadership and administration. In her role as Head of School, Lisa guides and directs the academic programs for Keystone and is responsible for ensuring that Keystone maintains the highest standards in academic quality and delivery of educational services to our students and families.

Jennifer Unger, Senior Director of School Operations

Jennifer has more than 15 years’ experience in distance education. Jennifer attended Penn State University, majoring in International Business. As Senior Director of School Operations for Keystone, she oversees Student Admissions, Student Services, Data Processing, Logistics and Technical Support. She leads her teams to strive for the highest level of service to ensure satisfaction for all students, families and school officials. Jennifer also leads operational collaboration efforts with other school departments to help Keystone students succeed.

Meet Our Staff

Guidance Department

  • Natalie Wilson, Guidance Assistant

    Natalie Wilson has obtained her Early childhood/Elementary Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She has worked here with Keystone for the past 4 years. She enjoys working with the Keystone students and families to prepare for the years after high school and make their experience here at Keystone rewarding.

  • Elizabeth Jones, Lead Learning Coach

    Elizabeth attended Mansfield University where she received a BS in Social Studies Education. She went on to receive her MS in Education from Mansfield as well. She is the Lead Learning Coach for The Keystone School. As Lead Learning Coach, she helps families get started with Keystone and stay on track. She enjoys working with Keystone families to help them set educational goals, teaching parents about ways to support their students and above all else, helping students to be successful.

  • James Bonham, Learning Coach

    James attended Bloomsburg University where he received a BS in Social Studies Education. He is the Learning Coach for The Keystone School. As Learning Coach, he helps families become acquainted with the flexibility that Keystone has to offer as well as keeps students on track to be successful learners. He also helps families establish educational goals and assists parents in supporting their students. His goal is to help students become successful lifelong learners.

  • Cristena Jenner, Guidance Counselor

    Cristena earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology from West Chester University. Cristena is certified in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling, in addition to being a Nationally Certified Counselor. Cristena has worked at elementary and high schools in the Philadelphia area. Cristena’s favorite part of being a guidance counselor and working for The Keystone School is career and college planning. She loves to hear every student’s unique ‘story’ and helping to make their dreams come true!

  • Aubree Kresch, Learning Coach

    Aubree attended Bloomsburg University where she received a BA in Mass Communications. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She is joining the Keystone team as a Learning Coach. As a Learning Coach she hopes to plan, develop and implement new motivational strategies for Keystone students. In addition, she loves the sense of community Keystone students and family members provide, and cannot wait to grow among them. 

  • Laura Grego, Guidance Assistant

    Laura Grego earned her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Temple University. She previously was a  Student Service Representative at the Keystone School. Laura has worked in Philadelphia schools as a Tutor and Student Teacher. She enjoys working with Keystone families to help them pursue their goals for the future and assist them in any way she can. 

Account Management

  • Ken Lewis, Account Manager

  • Kristie Hilkert, Data Processing

Student Services

  • Chris Beishline, Student Services

  • Andrea Chamberlain, Student Services

  • Lea Grazino-Bann, Student Services

  • Nicole Lederer, Student Services

  • Toni Rinker, Student Services

  • Joanna Sarisky, Student Services

  • Jessica Titus, Student Services

  • Tricia Watson, Student Services

  • Danielle McDormand, Student Services

  • Debbie Young, Student Services Supervisor

  • Sara Ruth, Student Services Team Lead

  • Silas Beck, Student Services

Student Admissions

  • Betty Letteer, Student Admissions Supervisor

  • Tory Bright, Student Admissions

  • Helen Bunnell, Student Admissions

  • Megan Strittmatter, Student Admissions

  • Kristine Eyer, Student Admissions

Data Processing

  • Jamie Beard, Data Processing

  • Mandy Creasy, Data Processing

  • Melodee Yoder, Data Processing

  • Rachel Woolcock, Data Processing

  • Cindy Ivey, Data Processing

Logistics

  • Tim Farley, Logistics Supervisor

  • Sherry Hack, Logistics

  • JR Whitmire, Logistics

  • Holly Newhart, Logistics

Meet Our Faculty

Instructional Supervisor

  • Erin Mills, English Instructional Supervisor

    Erin is excited to be at The Keystone School. Erin graduated from Bloomsburg University with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, as well as with a master's degree in Reading K-12. Erin instructs Creative Writing, and Career Planning. Erin is currently working towards her certification in ESL (English as a Second Language). She has worked with children of all ages, including positions as a Summer Camp Director for the local YMCA and as a Student Supervisor at Bloomsburg University. In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. Erin feels that the most rewarding part of working for Keystone is the bonds created with students and parents, as well as teachers.

  • Erica Rhone, Lead Instructional Supervisor

    Erica graduated from Lock Haven University with a BS in Health and Physical Education. She is currently attending Lock Haven University where she is completing her masters work in Educational Leadership and will be obtaining a Principal Certification. She works closely to provide support for each Instructional Supervisor and their teachers.  She has been a teacher at The Keystone School since 2004. She likes spending time with her husband and daughters. Erica thoroughly enjoys working with the students, parents and staff at Keystone, as each day brings a new adventure. It is important to remember that what we do each day contributes to what we will become in the future.

  • Chad T Lower, Mathematics Instructional Supervisor

    Chad earned his Master’s of Science degree in Mathematics from Shippensburg University. He has taught at a variety of colleges and high schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, and Texas. He was a member of the charter Corps in Detroit as a part of Teach for America. Chad is certified to teach Mathematics and Chemistry, and has earned the ETS Recognition of Excellence for the following Praxis tests: Mathematics: Content Knowledge, Chemistry: Content Knowledge, and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7 – 12. In addition to teaching at Keystone, Chad teaches Motorcycle Safety Classes on the weekends during the summer through the PA Motorcycle Safety Program. Beyond the academic, he enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and "kiddos." He is an avid blood donor and a member of Lifetree Church in Jersey Shore.

    Chad feels the best part about working at The Keystone School is helping students achieve their academic and personal goals.

  • Alyssa Macri, Science Instructional Supervisor

    Alyssa Macri graduated with a BA in Biology and Elementary Education (K-6) certification from Lycoming College in 2002.  She earned her MED in Environmental Education from Slippery Rock University in December 2007 as an online student herself.  Alyssa came to Keystone in 2008 as a science instructor and was a member of the student service team for 3 years and now currently serves as the Instructional Supervisor for the Science Department.  Alyssa has worked with children of various ages and abilities in formal school settings, through various mentoring programs and as a camp counselor for Camp Victory.  At Keystone, Alyssa most enjoys connecting with students and parents all over the world and assisting teachers with their needs.  Alyssa likes spending time with family and friends, reading and going hiking.

  • Dan Kelly, Social Studies Instructional Supervisor

    Dan graduated from Bloomsburg University with BA in History, and then he obtained his Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. Dan is the Instructional Supervisor for Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Latin and Asian Languages Departments. Since 2009, Dan has been working with students of all ages and in various settings across the state of Pennsylvania. He has also worked with Penn State University and Penn College of Technology on progressive educational programs for disadvantage students.  Dan enjoys teaching because he loves working with the content that all social studies courses offer, and it gives him a chance to improve the lives of students in regards to their intellectual skills.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and playing and watching sports.  Go Eagles and Irish!

Faculty

  • Amanda Adams, French Instructor

    Amanda has been teaching online since the fall of 2009.  She teaches all levels of French to students in 8th to 12th grade in a small town in central Pennsylvania. For post-secondary education, Amanda attended Juniata College and Saint Francis University. There she received her Bachelor of Arts in French and her teaching certificate. She also has a minor in Spanish. Then, in 2008, Amanda received her Master’s in education.

    Your teacher also has other interests, of course! She loves all types of dance and studied ballet for 13 years. She uses her training in her role as choreographer for the school musical. When she is not working, she likes to read and spend time with family and friends.

    Amanda finds teaching online specifically rewarding because she gets to meet and work with students from all over the world and all walks of life.  She finds the Keystone program well-structured and well suited to many types of students. 

  • Teresa James, Spanish Instructor

    Teresa James earned her BA in Spanish from King's College. She began her teaching career in 2001 at a middle school in Randolph, NJ and earned her teaching certificate through an alternate route program in the state of New Jersey. She later became a Spanish teacher at a middle school in East Stroudsburg, PA and took graduate courses at East Stroudsburg University to earn her PA teaching certificate. Teresa enjoys sports, fitness and spending time with her husband and two sons. What she most enjoys about teaching is working with students, helping them reach their full potential to be successful in academics and in life.

  • Jeff Getz, Spanish Instructor

    Jeff holds a BA in Spanish from Lebanon Valley College and a MS in classroom technology from Wilkes University. During his undergraduate studies, Jeff spent a semester studying in Salamanca, Spain. He has been with Keystone since 2007, and he currently teaches the online Spanish IV course. Jeff is very passionate about teaching, and he especially enjoys the opportunity to help students on a one-to-one basis. In his free time, Jeff likes to relax and spend time with friends and family.

  • Elizabeth Pursel, English Instructor

    Elizabeth graduated from Lock Haven University in 2007 with a B.A. in Communication Media and special emphases on Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations.  She then graduated from Drexel University in 2011 with an M.S. in the Science of Instruction, where she obtained her Elementary and Secondary English PA teaching certifications.  Elizabeth enjoys being with her husband, son, and daughter, as well as spending a good portion of her paycheck on Kindle e-books.  She also likes to write, and is currently working on her first young adult fiction novel.  Elizabeth’s favorite parts of teaching are finding out that her students truly appreciated the little things she’s taught them, and learning so much about her students from all over the country and world through reading their journals and essays.

  • Nicole Swanson, French Instructor

    Nicole graduated from Bethany College with a BA in Education and a Specialization in French.  She is currently a high school teacher in North Carolina.  She has been The Keystone School since 2007.  She likes spending time with her daughter and traveling to Paris.  Nicole enjoys working with students, parents, and staff at Keystone and is amazed at the progress each student makes with the French language. 

  • Krista Greene, Spanish Instructor

    Krista graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina with a BS in Spanish and History.  Sra. Greene has been teaching Middle School Spanish for Keystone since 2009. She lived in Spain during college and enjoys practicing her Spanish while traveling throughout the world. A few summers ago, she finished her Master's Degree in Peru and hiked Machu Picchu.   She likes being outside and spending time with her husband and two young daughters. Krista loves seeing the leaps and bounds that her students make so quickly while learning a language. They can form sentences and hold conversations within a very short period of time. She is constantly encouraged by the amazing young people that she comes in contact with every day while teaching online.

  • Itasha Douglas, Spanish Instructor

    Señora Douglas has been teaching Spanish for 13 years. She has taught high school, middle and elementary classes in Spanish. She is also certified in Social Studies. She previously worked for 2 cyber charter schools and presently teaches Elementary and Middle School Spanish.

  • Lori Auten, Science Instructor

    Lori graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS degree in Secondary Education/Biology. During her senior year, she was nominated for acceptance into the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  Lori furthered her education at The Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her M.Ed degree in Teaching and Curriculum.  She enjoys spending time with her rescue dog and cats, walks in the woods, photography, classic cars, watching scary movies, catching turtles, playing Skeeball, and pet sitting.  She really wants to learn to scuba dive! The thing Lori enjoys most about teaching is getting feedback from students.  She enjoys helping them understand a topic especially when they let her know:  “Wow! I finally understand it!” She likes knowing she helped and made a difference, no matter how small it is. 

  • Kim Mauro, Social Studies Instructor

    Kim Mauro graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BA in Social History and a Minor in Minority Studies in 2005.  She completed her master’s degree in History Education at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and is currently working towards her second master’s in Special Education 7-12 through Slippery Rock University.  She has been teaching high school history and English since 2005 and also enjoys coaching cross-country and softball.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, in addition to running marathons and half-marathons, as well as playing softball and flag-football in a local sports league.  She is excited to join the Keystone team and begin the online learning journey with other educators, students, and parents!

  • Sandra Gilmore, Latin Instructor

    Sandy graduated from Millersville University where she earned a BS in Education degree in Latin and a Pennsylvania Teaching Certification in Latin. She enjoyed teaching all levels of Latin for more than thirty years in a public high school in Pennsylvania, and now is delighted to be teaching the students at Keystone! She really enjoys teaching online courses since it gives her the opportunity to help students in a one-on-one environment. When she’s not busy with Latin, Sandy loves to travel. She’s visited most of the United States plus Italy, Greece, Egypt, England, Canada and Australia. 

  • Michelle Rafach, Social Studies Instructor

    Michelle graduated from Millersville Unviersity with a BS in Social Studies Education and a concentration in women's studies.  Michelle enjoys the outdoors and hiking with her husband.  For Michelle distance learning is a great opportunity to break barriers and allow so many different cultures and students work towards the same goal of success, along with providing insight into their personal beliefs, and opening their eyes to others.  Getting to be a part of Keystone and see the growth through distance learning is the most rewarding part for Michelle.

  • Nedra Templar, Music Instructor

    Nedra graduated from Mansfield State College, now Mansfield University, PA with her Bachelor’s in Music Education. She is also a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Education; Curriculum and Instruction as well as a Master’s degree in Management.  Nedra is seeking her Doctoral candidacy in Educational Leadership.

    Nedra’s interests are  traveling, camping, gardening, community service, studying the ancient global cultures, researching the Knights Templar, singing, acting, and being a life-time learner.  Nedra absolutely enjoys teaching online. She finds it as much a learning opportunity for her as it is for her students.

  • Lisa Hepler, Business Instructor

    Lisa graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Business Education.  In December 2012, she graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a MS in Reading.  She is certified in Business, Computer and Information Technology and as a Reading Specialist in Pennsylvania. Lisa has been a teacher at the Keystone School since 2010.  She enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, bicycling and kayaking.  Lisa enjoys working with the students and parents at Keystone – with each day bringing a new experience.   She is a firm believer that hard work and persistence are the key to success.

    A favorite quote - “30 years from now, it won't matter what jeans you wore, how popular you were, what your hair looked like, or what sneakers you wore. What will matter is what you made of your education and where it took you in life.” Author Unknown

  • Jason Moser, English Instructor

    Jason Moser is a 2004 graduate of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania with a degree in Secondary Education/English. His interests include Creative Writing and American Literature, and he has published some poetry. He currently resides in Danville, PA.

    Jason began working for Keystone in May of 2013. Since beginning teaching at Keystone, he has taught English 2, World Literature, and Grammar and Composition. He enjoys the flexibility that Keystone provides its students and faculty

  • Lisa Berger, Social Studies Instructor

    Lisa graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in History and Graduate Teaching Certification. She graduated from Walden University with a M.Ed. focusing on Integrating Technology into the Classroom. Lisa is currently the 7th grade Social Studies Instructor.  She spends her off time as a chauffeur to her 3 teenage children and their various activities, clubs and interests and loves every minute of it. When she can grab a moment, Lisa enjoys reading mysteries, historical and historical fiction books, scrapbooking and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lisa enjoys social studies as the various disciplines touch on every area of life, and students can make the connections within their own life and world. 

  • Jody Zelinske, English Instructor

    Jody graduated from Kings College with a B.A. in English Literature in 2001. In 2009 she returned to King's College to obtain a Secondary Education Teaching Certification in English.  She is an English teacher at the Keystone School. Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and son. She enjoys reading, theater, and traveling.  Jody's favorite part of teaching is having the ability to share her love of literature with her students. She feels it is truly rewarding to show students the imaginative and informative worlds that literature has to offer.

  • James Havington, Science Instructor

    James graduated with a BS in biology from Baldwin-Wallace College.  His first teaching position was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana where he taught biology and agriculture.  After a number of years in industry he decided to return to education and attained his M. Ed. from Bloomsburg University in 2009.  Shortly thereafter he earned certification in physics. James enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling and musical performance.  His greatest passion about distance learning is the opportunity to help students throughout the world achieve a fuller understanding of science. 

  • Christine Rauch, Spanish Instructor

    Christine Rauch is a Spanish teacher with a B.S.E. in Spanish Secondary Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Wilkes University of Pennsylvania.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, reading, scrapbooking, and spending time outdoors.  Her favorite part about teaching is seeing students decide to learn another language with little or no background and leave with a skill they can use in real life.  Learning Spanish can be challenging but very rewarding.

  • Kristen Venturino, Art Instructor

    Kristen Venturino is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Science in Art Education. Being able to teach Art online allows the student to have the best of both worlds!!  It provides students the opportunity to learn at their own pace while still having the creative process of producing and designing their own works of art. The courses also cover learning about the many aspects of Visual Arts.

    Kristen loves to spend time with her family. Some of their favorite activities are site seeing and going to the lake. One of her passions in staying creative is jewelry making.  Kristen loves to teach art, as it is the universal communication that is seen all around the world. So much of the artistic styles that are represented today come from the many cultural works created from the past.

    It is at Keystone where she has the opportunity to work with amazing students as well as having a rapport with both parents and students. Each day provides an opportunity in creative learning!!

  • Linda Acker, Spanish Instructor

    Linda is currently working on her dissertation to earn her Doctorate Degree in Education from Neumann University.  Upon completion of her Doctorate Degree she hopes to add a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility to her Spanish and Principal State Certifications.  Linda is a Highly Qualified Educator and is certified in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Spanish as well as a Masters Degree in Professional and Secondary Education; both degrees were obtained from West Chester University. Linda has been a teacher at Keystone since 2009.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.  Linda enjoys traveling and visiting new places around the world.  Moreover, she is an avid swimmer and enjoys reading her Kindle. 

    Linda’s biggest passion in life is teaching.  Distance learning has allowed her to reach students all around the globe.  She hopes to make a difference in the life of each student that she is afforded the opportunity to work with.  Linda believes that teaching is the most rewarding profession as it allows one to help shape and grow the minds of the future.

  • Heather Constantinescu, Japanese Instructor

    Heather Constantinescu graduated from Indiana University, where she studied Japanese, Spanish, and Education. She has worked as a teacher in Indiana, California and Connecticut. She has two children and family members from Japan and Romania. She lived abroad in Japan for two years (teaching English) and she likes to travel as much as she can. She also writes fiction for fun. Her interests are skiing, swimming, reading, writing, foreign languages and travel.

  • Dan Kelly, Social Studies Instructor

    Dan graduated from Bloomsburg University with BA in History, and then he obtained his Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. Dan is the Instructional Supervisor for Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Latin and Asian Languages Departments. Since 2009, Dan has been working with students of all ages and in various settings across the state of Pennsylvania. He has also worked with Penn State University and Penn College of Technology on progressive educational programs for disadvantage students.  Dan enjoys teaching because he loves working with the content that all social studies courses offer, and it gives him a chance to improve the lives of students in regards to their intellectual skills.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and playing and watching sports.  Go Eagles and Irish!

  • Steven Boughter, Spanish Instructor

    Mr. Boughter graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Spanish. Part of that degree was achieved at the University of Madrid, Spain. Mr. Boughter was the first on-line Spanish teacher at Keystone and has taught there since 2003. He has taught Spanish I through IV and AP while at Keystone. In his spare time Mr. Boughter enjoys riding his Cannondale CAAD9 road bike, and has competed in various charity and racing events including time trials and rides up to 100 miles. Mr. Boughter takes special pride in watching beginning language learners develop into students who can read, write and speak the Spanish language.

  • Nicole Prisk, Middle School Instructor

    Nicole is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.  She holds a bachelors degree in education with a concentration in social studies.  She is certified in both social studies 7-12 and elementary education.  Nicole taught history in a private school in upstate New York for a number of years until she relocated to the Pittsburgh area.  In Pittsburgh, she obtained experience working with special needs students on the elementary, as well as, collegiate levels.  Nicole’s strengths lie in motivating her students to learn and perform to the best of their ability. 

    Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her daughters and husband.  She also enjoys outdoor sports, reading, and gardening. Nicole’s passions are teaching and the study of history.  She truly loves working with the team of teachers and students that make up the Keystone School.  She believes that the most rewarding part of each day is the ability to make an impact on the next generation by opening their eyes to history and all that it has to teach us.

  • Scott Hook, Math Instructor

    Scott graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Secondary Mathematics Education. He also obtained a Masters in Education from Heritage College.  Scott has been a teacher at the Keystone School since 2003.  He enjoys long distance running and fly fishing.  He also spends much of his free time with his wife and 2 sons exploring and enjoying the outdoors.  Scott enjoys working with students, parents and the staff at Keystone in order to help students achieve their educational goals.  He finds it rewarding helping students be successful in their studies.

  • Ashley Reidinger, Social Studies Instructor

    Ashley is a social studies teacher for The Keystone since 2007. She teaches several correspondence courses.  When she’s not working with Keystone she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  Ashley spends most of her free time in the spring, summer, and fall in her flower gardens and pond areas planting, weeding, and enjoying the humming birds and butterflies.  She also spends time at numerous car shows with her husband.  Ashley and her husband enjoy tinkering and looking at old/new cars and showing their own. She also enjoys reading and music.  She’s never without something to listen to or read.  Her favorite aspect of social studies is learning about our current society and applying lessons of the past to present day.  Everyone should know the past so they can change the future!

  • Jordan Wiegand, Health and Physical Education Instructor

    Jordan graduated from Slippery Rock University with a BS in Health and Physical Education. He likes to participate in any sport you can think of; however, his specialty is soccer. He plays in the GPSL League along with coaching High School Boys Varsity Soccer. He really loves to teach all ages of children in schools. It might be the most rewarding profession! He loves to see when he can make a positive impact on his student’s lives!!! 

  • Patricia Axtell, English Instructor

    Patricia Axtell graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS and MS in Education. She currently teaches multiple high school English courses for Keystone. She has been with Keystone National High School since 2008. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her six horses. The most rewarding part of her job is facilitating student learning and helping students to achieve their educational goals

  • Mary You, Math Instructor

    Mary originally grew up in Illinois and earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Illinois.  However, Mary soon discovered that she was also very passionate about learning and teaching mathematics.  This discovery compelled her acquire a teaching certification for high school math and earn a Master’s degree in Mathematics with supporting coursework in education from Texas A&M University.  Mary taught high school mathematics in Texas for 3 years, including instruction in algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry.  Then, Mary moved to Pennsylvania with her husband and kids for new adventures, which includes working for The Keystone School.

    Some of Mary’s interests include spending time with her family, travelling, making cold processed soaps, and gardening.  Her favorite part about teaching is helping students overcome moments of frustration to find the moments of joy in those “light bulb” moments.  She loves helping students acquire skills that help them build confidence in their abilities and create academic and career opportunities down the road.

  • Holly Breckenridge, German Instructor

    Ms. Breckenridge graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in German and an M.A. in teaching.  She is currently teaching German in both the middle and high school programs with Keystone. She has previously also taught various English courses during her years at Keystone.  In her free time, Ms. Breckenridge enjoys reading, playing music, and video games.  She finds the opportunity to teach students in an online environment rewarding because she believes every student deserves an education that is right for them, and Keystone allows students the flexibility needed to achieve and excel in a way that is completely unique to each student.

  • Cindy Jerrytone, French Instructor

    Cindy graduated summa cum laude from Wilkes University with a B. A. in Foreign Language and Literature with a concentration in French.  She acquired twenty-one undergraduate credits in Paris, France, studying under the supervision of L’Alliance Françase, Sorbonne.  Cindy also possesses a Master’s Degree in the field of Information Technology. Having taught thirty-four years in a public school system, she thoroughly appreciates the benefits of the educational program at Keystone.  The curriculum at Keystone is extensive and offers challenging individualized assignments and projects not provided in a public school environment.  Furthermore, she enjoys the interaction with students and parents on a daily basis.  Cindy is an avid reader and enjoys traveling with her husband and with her two children.  Her son is a chemical/environmental engineer and her daughter is an international marketing executive.  Education has always impacted her life and that of her family.  Keystone offers her the ability to provide a safe environment to encourage students of diverse abilities and backgrounds to strive and to achieve success in today’s progressive and competitive world.

  • Christopher Rhinard, Social Studies Instructor

    Chris graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in History and also Bloomsburg University with M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to working at Keystone, Chris worked for a local school district teaching world history.  He likes spending time with his wife and also enjoys both playing and following sports.  Chris likes social studies because the various disciplines can inform a person to what is happening in the world and why.  Seeing growth from students throughout the courses is what Chris likes most about online or any form of learning.

  • Julia Witmer, Science Instructor

    Julia has a Bachelor's of Science in Food Science and a Master of Science in Nutrition both from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She also has completed work towards a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Houston in Texas. With this strong background in chemistry she decided a few years ago to complete teacher certification in Chemistry. This was done at a Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Later she included physics in her certification. She loves chemistry and physics and enjoys teaching them very much.  She and her husband, George, have a family of four children, three daughters and one son who are all married. She enjoys traveling and is able to do this because of the flexibility of taking work wherever she goes when working in for an online school.  She loves to teach science because she feels a good understanding of science is critical to having a clear understanding the world. 

  • Jessica Justiniano, Math Instructor

    Jessica Justiniano attended high school in Berks County and went off to Temple University for college. She transferred to Kutztown University after she realized that she wanted to become a teacher in her first year. While at Temple and in high school she was very active in Field Hockey and numerous other school academic clubs. She now teaches at The Keystone School and has experience in other schools as well. The subjects that she has taught in the past are Algebra 2, Algebra 1, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre Calculus. At Keystone she is going to be teaching Algebra 2 and more in the future.

    Some of her interests still include Field Hockey since she is the middle school field hockey coach at a local High School. She also loves to spend time with her husband, kids, and little Shiba Inu puppy named Jax.  The thing that she most enjoys about teaching is watching a student’s progress. She loves to see where a student starts at the beginning of a course or a year and seeing how far she can get them to go. How much she can get their minds to open up to the new more advanced math class and how confident the student can become.

  • Ivy Seidel, Art Instructor

    Ivy graduated with a B.S. degree in Art Education. She taught 5th through 8th grade art in the public school system for 14 years before opening a restaurant. Ivy has three grown children and one granddaughter. She has lived in eight different states, traveled extensively and loves the desert. She loves riding her Harley.

  • Sarah Bryski, English Instructor

    Sarah Bryski has a B.A. in English: Secondary Education and a minor in psychology from Susquehanna University, where she worked closely with well-read, published professors, as well as upcoming writers and scholars, to develop her knowledge in classic and contemporary literature and writing styles. In addition to teaching at Keystone, she substitutes in a number of middle and high schools in her area to keep her teaching skills sharp. She is certified to teach both English (7-12) and Social Science (7-12). 

    In addition to her professional pursuits, she has a wide variety of interests and hobbies to keep her grounded in the 21st century. She is in the process reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, as well as five current Batman comic titles. During the summer and fall months, she coaches junior high cross-country her alma mater, a sport she participated in for six years when she was in school. Her favorite animals are bunnies and moose, her favorite football teams are the Patriots and Notre Dame, and she makes the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever tasted. 

  • Patricia Jesaitis, English Instructor

    Patricia Jesaitis currently lives in Michigan, but originally hails from New York. Patricia holds an undergraduate degree in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. This is also the university from which she received her Master’s degree in English Education (7-12). Patricia is also currently working towards a second Master’s degree in English Literature from Southern New Hampshire University, where she is currently enrolled as an on-line graduate student. Besides working for Keystone since August of 1999 when their on-line courses were first launched, she also teaches full time at a small community college near her home.

                Patricia has three children, a beagle named Blue and she has been happily married since 1990. She enjoys camping with her family, skiing, reading, playing cards and cooking. After working for more than two decades as an instructor of English, Patricia can say with certainty that teaching is something she has enjoyed doing and has received much satisfaction from. Patricia’s work on-line as an instructor has opened her eyes to a new and valuable way to reach far more students than she had ever hoped to teach. Patricia feels very strongly about the future of on-line education, for herself and for her students.  Patricia feels that with all the other advances in technology across the board, how we deliver education to our students should not be overlooked and on-line classes may be just the new approach our educational system needs to reach the largest number of students possible in our changing world.

  • Bradly Richmond, Social Studies Instructor

    Bradly graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.A. in Secondary Education. In addition to teaching at Keystone, Bradly has experience working at a local school district.  He enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his Yellow Labrador Retriever named Penny.  Since he was young, Bradly loved history and always knew he would be a social studies teacher. 

  • Stephanie Wilson, English Instructor

    Stephanie graduated from Delaware Valley College with a B.S. In English and DeSales University with a M.ed in TESOL.  Prior to coming to K-12, she taught ESL at Lehigh Carbon Community College, and now she is teaching English with The Keystone School.  Mrs. Wilson enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, as well as photography, gardening and card making.  When asked what she enjoys most about teaching, Mrs. Wilson responded that she likes getting to know her students and interacting with them.  She loves to see their academic growth!

  • Jessica Clark-Trask, Math Instructor

    Jess graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Mathematics and Physics Education.  Jess graduated from Gannon University with a MED in Curriculum and Instruction. Jess began teaching with The Keystone School in 2013.  Jess previously taught in the public school system for 7 years.  Jess enjoys spending time with her husband and two wonderful sons, going to children’s museums, swimming, nature hikes, watching ice hockey or football, and playing piano.  Jess enjoys teaching because of that moment when a student “gets it” after they’ve struggled with a concept. 

  • Daniel Sleiman, English Instructor

    Daniel graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a B.S. in Education and a specialization and teacher certification in English, grades 7-12. He then earned his Master’s degree in Education from Cabrini College in 2012. Before joining Keystone, Daniel worked with special needs students in the public school system, and found the experience to be as challenging as it was rewarding. He is passionate about using the educational experiences he’s had to help his current and future students to achieve to the very best of their abilities. Daniel’s interests include long distance running, reading, exploring new hobbies, and spending time with family.

  • Marion Caravella, Business Instructor

    Marion graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Business Education and then later returned to complete a Masters in Elementary Education.  She currently teaches online and correspondence courses at keystone.  She has been a teacher at the Keystone School since 2003. She likes spending time with her son and daughter and together they enjoy live shows and traveling. Marion thoroughly enjoys working with the students, parents and staff at Keystone, as each day brings a new adventure. It is important to remember that what we do each day, contributes to what we will become in the future.

  • Carissa Kasa, Math Instructor

    Carissa Kasa has her first degree in Visual Communications from Lehigh Valley College in Allentown, PA. She then went to Misericordia University in Dallas, PA where she got her Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Secondary Education. She worked part-time in some local schools and now works full-time as a Math teacher here at The Keystone School teaching multiple math classes in the K+ program. She is currently earning her master’s in Education Technology at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. Miss Kasa has a strong passion for animals. She currently is in training and competes in equestrian at local horse shows. She has a goal to jump 3ft courses by the year 2014.

    Miss Kasa says, “The most rewarding part about working for Keystone is working with a great staff and the amount of communication with students and parents”. 

  • Michael Rochford, Science Instructor

    Michael graduated from Bloomsburg University with degrees in Biology and Biology Secondary Education along with a minor in Chemistry.  He has worked at the Keystone School since 2005.  He likes spending time with his friends and family fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling to new places.  Michael enjoys working with students on a daily basis because something new seems to come up on a daily basis and he knows that what he teaches today can affect what the students will become tomorrow.

  • Alyssa Macri, Science Instructor

    Alyssa Macri graduated with a BA in Biology and Elementary Education (K-6) certification from Lycoming College in 2002.  She earned her MED in Environmental Education from Slippery Rock University in December 2007 as an online student herself.  Alyssa came to Keystone in 2008 as a science instructor and was a member of the student service team for 3 years and now currently serves as the Instructional Supervisor for the Science Department.  Alyssa has worked with children of various ages and abilities in formal school settings, through various mentoring programs and as a camp counselor for Camp Victory.  At Keystone, Alyssa most enjoys connecting with students and parents all over the world and assisting teachers with their needs.  Alyssa likes spending time with family and friends, reading and going hiking.

  • Juliann Bucci, Math Instructor

    Juliann Bucci graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. She immediately went back to obtain a teaching certificate in Mathematics. She has been teaching mathematics since 2002. She also teaches math for Penn Trafford High School. She has taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra 3, Geometry, PreCalculus, and Intro to Calculus. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her 2 children. 

  • Natasha Lewis, English Instructor

    Natasha graduated magna cum laude from Cedar Crest College in 2010 with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in History.  After graduation, she entered the M.Ed. in Secondary Education program, from which she graduated in May 2012.  Since then, she has taught a variety of classes at different grade levels, including 11th and 12th grade English, 9th grade composition, Academic and Honors Public Speaking, and 7th and 8th grade Language Arts.  In addition to her duties as a teacher, she has also supervised the creation of a school yearbook.  Natasha loves teaching because it allows her to share her passion for literature with her students and hopefully inspire her students to think differently and find relevance in everything they read.  In her spare time, Natasha enjoys cooking, walking to prepare for the Color Me Rad 5K, reading anything she can get her hands on, knitting Harry Potter scarves, and spending time with her husband, dog, and newborn son.

     

  • Donna Counterman, Science Instructor

    Donna Counterman has been on the Keystone Faculty teaching Life Science since 2004.  She is currently serving her twentieth year of teaching Secondary Biology and Life Science in the Danville school district.  Donna is also adjunct faculty at Bloomsburg University teaching Human Biology.  Donna earned her BS Secondary Education and MS Biology at Bloomsburg University of PA.  She has two grown daughters and seven grandchildren.  Donna loves nature, science fiction, gardening, hiking, and watercolor painting.

    Donna loves teaching science!  Because science can be a difficult subject for some, Donna loves helping students discover the fun in science!

  • Pam Kreis, Science Instructor

    Pam graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Medical Technology and a BS in Biology. In 2013, she completed her Masters in Applied Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Pam is also certified to teach General Science and Earth Science. She also works in a microbiology and virology hospital laboratory on weekends. Pam also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, who have both recently graduated from college. She enjoys reading, walking her dog, and trying new recipes. She is passionate about distance learning because it provides an alternative learning experience to a diverse population of students and also provides a cross-cultural experience for many international students. 

  • Marc Romanelli, English Instructor

    Mr. Romanelli has been a teacher here with Keystone since December 2011.  Mr. Romanelli is a 2008 graduate from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in English Literature. Also, he is a 2010 graduate from Bloomsburg University with a Master’s degree in education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. Aside from teaching, some of Marc’s hobbies include coaching high school football, weight training, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Marc is very passionate about teaching. He feels working with today’s youth, and having a positive impact on the community, in his way, is the most rewarding part of his time at Keystone. Although this is a different medium, he feels he can have just as big an impact on student’s achievement and the future of society as a whole.

  • Pengyi Yao, Chinese Instructor

    Pengyi Yao is the instructor for Mandarin Chinese level 1 and level 2 courses. She is a Chinese native. She is certified to teach K-12 Mandarin Chinese. She has two BA degrees from China with majors in Chinese education and Accounting. Ms. Yao has six years of teaching experience. Before joining Keystone, she had taught Mandarin Chinese in public school classroom for three years in Minnesota and taught online Mandarin courses for two years. This is her third year teaching at Keystone. She had been enjoyed helping students Chinese language and culture. In her spare time, she likes cooking, yoga, craft, biking, reading, music and spending time with her son.

  • Amanda Petry, Math Instructor

    Amanda received a Master’s Degree in Education from Chestnut Hill College. She also has a Master’s degree from Columbia University in the field of Social Work, specializing in Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming. She was a member of the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows Program. She is certified to teach Mathematics and English, both of which she earned a Recognition of Excellence from the ETS for her Praxis test scores. She also has a strong research background; she worked for both a marketing firm and at Harvard University’s Commonwealth Research Center. In her free time, she enjoys listening to live music, traveling, and catching up on bad television. 

  • Sarah Jones, English Instructor

    Sarah graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Bloomsburg University with a Master’s Degree in Education. Sarah also teaches English Composition at Luzerne County Community College. Sarah enjoys reading in her spare time and also putting on productions of short movies that her daughters write and direct. The most rewarding part of teaching for Sarah is helping to guide her students towards whatever goals they might have for the future.   

  • Donna DeCerchio, German Instructor

    Welcome to online German! Mrs. DeCerchio was an online student herself for 5 years. She earned her Master's degree in Library Science from Mansfield University totally online. Before that she attended West Chester University, where she received her German teaching certificate and master's degree in Instructional Materials. She earned elementary certification from Bucknell University.  She has studied a little French and Spanish, but German is closest to her heart; She hopes to share that passion with her students. Aside from teaching this class, she is a public high school German teacher who enjoys skiing and traveling.

  • Alissa Marcera, English Instructor

    Alissa graduated from Bloomsburg University where she studied Secondary Education and earned a BA in English.  For years, she worked at the YMCA as Camp Counselor and After School Program Coordinator until she was bestowed with the opportunity of employment at The Keystone School.  Of course, she has a passion for reading and writing!   Being a teacher for Keystone has been a pleasure for her, as she is fulfilling her aspiration to help students discover a joy in learning.   With her extra interest in communication and all cultures, distance learning has expanded her ability to be in touch with a variety of students.  It is satisfying for her to know that students are pursuing their education all over the world.
                Alissa enjoys making memories with family and friends.  She prefers to spend her free time traveling.  Music has always been a major part of her life.  In 2013, she is marrying her best friend and happily anticipates the experience of another chapter of her book!

  • Sandy Rossnock, Math Instructor

    Sandra graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Secondary Math Education and from Wilkes University with a Masters degree in Classroom Technology.  She has been a teacher at the Keystone School since 2001.  She likes spending time with her husband, 3 children, dog, pet bunny and pet fish and in her spare time she enjoys reading.  Sandra enjoys meeting with the families in the distance learning community and having an opportunity to work with students located throughout different cities, states and countries.  As Robert M. Hutchins said, "The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout life."

  • Carolyn Lawrence, English Instructor

    Mrs. Lawrence graduated from Marywood University with a degree in English Education and from the University of Scranton with an MA in English. She is currently working toward a doctorate in Human Development. She is an adjunct professor at both universities in addition to teaching on-line. She has been an instructor at Keystone since 2007. Carolyn is married and has one daughter and one granddaughter who are her pride and joy. She is a devout animal advocate working mainly in finding homes for adoptable Samoyeds and Pugs. She feels that every day is an opportunity to use the English language to further communication with students and parents around the world.

  • Erin Berich, Science Instructor

    Erin graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education with her focus on Chemistry. Erin enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. They like to do things outdoors, visit family, and cheer on their favorite sports teams. She also enjoys scrapbooking and reading if she has any spare time. Erin enjoys distance learning because she thinks it is great to be part of something that is changing the way students learn and experience education. 

  • Austyn Deardorff, Social Studies Instructor

    Austyn graduated from Clarion University with a BA in History and Political Science. She continued her education at Shippensburg University, receiving her MA in Applied History. She finished her teaching certification for secondary education in Social Studies from Saint Josephs University, and is finishing up her Masters of Education there as well. Austyn is currently teaching American History for Keystone, one of her favorite subjects. Austyn enjoys spending time with her husband and her daughter. They like being outdoors working in the garden, hiking, or visiting family. Austyn enjoys teaching because she can not only bring the past alive for her students, but help prepare them for their futures as well.
  • Jill Dent, Middle School Instructor

    Jill Dent is a graduate of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  She teaches 6th grade English, science, and social studies.  During her free time, Jill enjoys camping, hiking, and, in the winter months, snowboarding.  According to Jill, the most rewarding part of working for Keystone is the ability to work one-on-one with each student and really build strong relationships.  She finds that this individualized format allows her to see students really bud and grow as they work together to achieve their goals. 

  • Gail McVicker, Social Studies Instructor

    Gail graduated from Syracuse University (NY) majoring in History/Education and feels this education gave her excellent standards for teaching world history. She loves history and incorporates it in almost everything she does.  She is the advisor of the Keystone Photography Club. Gail earned a master’s degree in Media Technology from West Chester State University (PA) and another in Journalism from Temple University (PA). She appreciates the value of good writing skills. She also teaches numerous photography and Photoshop courses in her community.

    She enjoys spending time with her family (including five grandchildren) and students. In addition to having taught for many years, she also has used her writing/photography skills in educational, non-profit and corporate settings. She has many published newsletters and newspaper/magazine feature articles featuring her photography and writing and has won several awards. She also spends much time spreading awareness and fund-raising toward better treatment and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

    Her favorite pastimes include photography, piano, cooking, enjoying cats, walking, biking, tennis and life-long learning. She values teaching world history on-line because of the technology, on-line resources, easy access to the world community and the opportunity to work with students of varied backgrounds and interests. For her, the most rewarding part of this job is to sense when a student really feels proud of something he or she has submitted.

  • Kristin Sarnoski, English Instructor

    Kristin Sarnoski has a BS in English from East Stroudsburg University and obtained her teaching certificate in Secondary Education/English via King’s College.  In addition to teaching at Keystone, Kristin teaches at Luzerne County Community College and an SAT prep course at Bloomsburg University. While she loves teaching English, her passion is working with special needs individuals and eventually, she would like to pursue a Master’s degree in Special Education.

         In her spare time, Kristin loves spending time with her husband and three children.  They love boating, tubing, and just spending time together.   In addition, baseball plays a huge role in the Sarnoski household.  Since she is in both traditional classrooms and on-line classrooms, Kristin is very interested to see where the future of education is headed.  While there is little face to face contact at Keystone, there is much contact with the students and students know that Keystone teachers truly care.  Her motto in education is “it matters.” 

  • Ryan Hassler, Math Instructor

    Ryan holds a BS in Mathematics Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Applied Statistics from Villanova University, and is currently working on a PhD in Statistics at Temple University. In addition to teaching various levels of Mathematics at Keystone since 2009, his teaching experience includes 5 years as an AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics teacher for Wyomissing Area High School. He is AP certified in both Calculus and Statistics and has done consulting work for AP in addition to serving as an AP Statistics reader. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys traveling and spending time with his 3 yellow Labrador Retrievers. He is passionate about distance learning because he sees the vast opportunities that online instruction provides to various types of students. It is his belief that someone is never too young or too old to learn and with the help of Keystone, nothing should come in the way of one's desire for furthering their education.

  • Jerry Manley, Social Studies Instructor

    Mr. Manley is a 2010 graduate of Bloomsburg University with degrees in Education and History. He holds four Pennsylvania teaching certificates: Citizenship 7-12, Social Studies 7-12, English 7-12, and Middle School Science 7-9. Mr. Manley believes that all students have the ability to achieve their goals and should learn at a pace that fits their individual style and needs. He is passionate about History and has shared his passion with students across Pennsylvania. In his young career, Mr. Manley has worked with students from Scranton, Philadelphia, Reading, and Central Pennsylvania. He hopes to one day become an educational leader that can help improve Pennsylvania’s education system. 

  • Haley Wagner, Social Studies Instructor

    Haley graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Secondary Education. She currently holds a PA teaching certification in social studies and is working towards a biology certification as well. Since graduating, Haley has been a substitute teacher as well as a homebound tutor.   In her free time, Haley is an avid reader and spends as much time outdoors as possible; she and her fiancé go camping frequently where they spend time fishing and hiking! She is very excited to be working with a school like Keystone that puts so much emphasis on student success! Haley hopes to continue that tradition of excellence by being a helpful, fair and assessable educator.

  • Brock Devlin, Math Instructor

    Brock graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Mathematics in Education. He has taken classes through Gratz College working toward his Masters in Education but has taken some time off from the program to spend more time with family. He currently teaches the Algebra I course and has been a teacher at the Keystone School since 2007. He likes spending time with his wife and daughters and together they enjoy traveling, sports, and camping. Brock thoroughly enjoys working with the students; he has worked in a brick-and-mortar school and enjoys the different environment in the online classroom.

  • Mary Jane Milgram, English Instructor

    Ms. Mary Jane Milgram has a Master’s in Education coupled with a Bachelor's in English from Bloomsburg University.  Ms. Milgram loves teaching and could not think of a better career because students are always challenging her to become a better teacher.  Her favorite part is when the students turn the tables and she learns from them.  Besides teaching, Ms. Milgram enjoys traveling the world, baseball, the beach, and camping.

  • Jodi Schmidt, Science Instructor

    Jodi graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Biology and a BS in Secondary Education for Biology and General Science.  She also has a Masters in Classroom Technology from Wilkes University.  Jodi enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.  She also enjoys cooking, reading and music.  She loves to help her students make real world connections to their science topics and appreciate the importance of science in everyday life. 

  • Matt Shrader, Math Instructor

    Matt is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a BS in Secondary Education Physics. He is professionally certified to teach both high school physics and mathematics. Matt is very passionate about being able to educate unique individuals from all over the world that are involved in so many different exciting activities. On top of teaching, Matt also enjoys playing golf and spending time with his twin baby boys.  

  • Michael Molchan, Math Instructor

    Michael Molchan a graduate of the Honors Program at California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences. Most recently, he received his Master of Education Degree from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Michael is bringing 4.5 years of teaching experience from Pennsylvania and South Carolina to his Geometry courses and has the skills and knowledge to help students gain an appreciation of mathematics. When he is not preparing course content and grading assessments, he is either playing sports or watching them on TV.

    Michael is excited to see that his position with The Keystone School uses a pro-active instructional methodology. Such a preventative approach to instruction certainly helps promote student achievement. Michael believes that the most difficult part of distance learning is when students are unable to grasp the material being presented, which affects whether or not students are capable of doing assignments on their own. To overcome these situations, he always keeps lines of communication (phone, e-mail, etc.) open with students and encourages them not to get frustrated with difficult topics and to work hard by giving it their best.

  • Shane Corrigan, Science Instructor

    Shane graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Biology and a Master's degree in Elementary Education.  Shane teaches the correspondence Biology course. Shane enjoys mountain biking and coaching youth soccer.  Shane's biggest thrill in teaching is watching students progress from basic knowledge to a deeper more critical understanding of the subject matter.

  • Shawn Devlin, Math Instructor

    Shawn teaches high school Geometry at Keystone and has done so since 2008. He appreciates his time as an instructor as each day brings on a new experience and challenge. Shawn is a graduate of Juniata College and Western Connecticut State University where he earned a BS in Math/Secondary Ed and Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. Shawn continued his education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania by earning a Principal Certification. Shawn's wife is an elementary school teacher and he has three beautiful children. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family. Together they enjoy camping and trips to the beach.

  • Janice Nabuda, Social Studies Instructor

    Jan lives in suburban Pittsburgh with her husband.  Her undergraduate degrees are from Seton Hill University. She has a Masters degree from Gannon University and will be completing another Masters degree in American History and Government from Ashland University in the summer of 2013.  Jan teaches AP courses and has been an AP reader, grading AP U.S. History exams for 6 years.  Jan enjoys reading, needlework, cooking, spending time with her adult children, and time at the gym.  She enjoys teaching and seeing students gain an appreciation for the history and government of the United States.

  • Lisa Shirvinski, Social Studies Instructor

    Lisa graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor Degrees in History, Political Science, and Social Studies Education. She is currently a school counselor at Lower Macungie Middle School, also in the East Penn School district. Lisa has been teaching online courses through Keystone since 2007. Along with teaching, Lisa has obtained a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Supervisory Certificate and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education School Counseling from Kutztown University.

  • Kathy Puentes, English Instructor

    Kathy graduated with honors from Edinboro University with a Masters in Education. She earned her BS in Special Education from Bloomsburg University. She holds the following certifications: Secondary English; Reading Specialist; and Special Education. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. Kathy enjoys working with her students, families, and staff at Keystone. She, as both a student and a teacher, appreciates the philosophy, accessibility, and flexibility that distance learning offers. 

  • Richard Campsie, Health and Physical Education Instructor

    Richard earned a B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in the field of business/accounting.  He gained his teaching certificate by completing a post-baccalaureate degree at Towson University.  In addition, Richard has earned 24 graduate credits in the Slippery Rock University Masters of Education program.   He comes to Keystone after serving for more than nine school years at Pennsylvania Learners Online/STREAM ACADEMY.  Richard also spent 4 years in the Baltimore Country Public School system as an elementary school physical education instructor.  Richard enjoys reading, exercising, watching college football and spending time with family.  He enjoys all aspects of being an instructor but specifically relishes in the opportunity to motivate students in leading a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

  • Carolyn Naylor, Japanese Instructor

    Carrie graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Japanese.  She then earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, followed by a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College.   She enjoys traveling around the world; she has lived in Japan, Hawaii, and Australia, and has traveled to 11 additional countries.  She also enjoys being outdoors and competing in triathlons.  Carrie's joy of teaching comes from working with students, watching them grow, and sharing with them her passion for Japanese language and culture. 

  • Priscilla Dunn, English Instructor

    Priscilla is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, with a BS in Education and an M.Ed. in Reading Instruction.  She also completed course work at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University.   She is now retired from the Bloomsburg University faculty.  She has been an online teacher at Keystone High School since 2007.  She is married and has a daughter and two granddaughters.   She is involved in county and state politics, and helps to raise money each year for lung cancer research.  As a retired educator, she values the opportunity to remain involved with students through online teaching.

  • Patricia Naughton, Science Instructor

    Patricia attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Secondary Education, Earth/Space and General Science. She is completing her Masters in Earth Science as well as Physical Science. Ms. Naughton has taught high school Earth Science, Environmental Science and Physical Science since 1999 and has been a Keystone staff member since 2008. She lives in Drexel Hill, PA, and enjoys spending time with her 3 children, black lab and Welsh corgi. The most exciting component of providing environmental and earth science education is to allow students to be aware of the global consequences of their daily actions. 

  • Deborah Slattery, Science Instructor

    Mrs. Slattery has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa. Her certification is in Chemistry. She also has a Master degree in Chemistry from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. She has taught high school Chemistry for the past 25 years!  One of the things Mrs. Slattery enjoys most about teaching are those “light bulb” moments.  These occur when a student has been struggling, asking questions, coming back to ask more question, and then all of a sudden says, “Oh!  Now I get it!”
    Mrs. Slattery lives in Lewisburg. Her 3 grown children live in Washington, Philadelphia and New York.  She enjoys visiting them as often as possible

  • Adam Moyer, Science Instructor

    Adam graduated from Grove City College with a BS in Physics and General Science Secondary Education. He started teaching with The Keystone School in  December of 2012. He enjoys playing the piano and traveling. He is also an avid baseball fan. Adam finds teaching physics quite rewarding because not only is it a fun subject to demonstrate, but is very satisfying to help students realize their potential to understand the world around them.

  • Kimberly Matunis, English Instructor

    Mrs. Kimberly Matunis is an English teacher for the Keystone National High School, and a tutor at the Children’s Dyslexia Center, both located in Bloomsburg, PA. She received her BS in Secondary Education from Penn State, and went on to earn her M.Ed as a Reading Specialist from Bloomsburg University. Mrs. Matunis has continued her education and is currently seeking certification as a Multisensory Structured Language Specialist with a concentration in Dyslexia education.

    What Mrs. Matunis enjoys most about teaching is being able to make a difference in her student’s lives. She enjoys praising them when they do something good, and helping them when they get it wrong. She takes pleasure in exposing them to new ways of looking at words, literature & their world.  One of her favorite experiences is introducing students to new books & authors they may have never read before.

    In addition to teaching, Mrs. Matunis enjoys Genealogy, camping, reading, volunteering at her school library, and attending High School Cross Country & Soccer games.  Mrs. Matunis lives in Danville with her husband, 3 sons, 4 cats & 1 dog. 

  • Erin Taylor, Science Instructor

    Erin Taylor has been teaching Science for the past 7 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Mrs. Taylor has a minor in Physics and a Master's degree in Science Education from Wayne State University. Since then Mrs. Taylor has taken graduate courses in Biology, Earth Science, and STEM Education. In her free time Mrs. Taylor likes to hike with her 2 big dogs, garden, travel, and cook. She plays hockey and is a big fan of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings. Mrs. Taylor has always enjoyed working with children, even when she was student herself. She very much enjoys the fresh, unpredictable nature of teaching. Mrs. Taylor appreciates interacting the many different minds and personalities of her students who each have their own perspective and story. She has taken a lot of online courses and likes the flexibility it gives her students to complete course work when they can best concentrate.

  • Jennifer Fisher, Math Instructor

    Jennifer graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Finance and minors in Economics and French. She then attended Susquehanna University where she earned her secondary math teacher certification. She currently teaches the Correspondence Consumer Math and PreAlgebra courses and has been a teacher with Keystone School since 2007. In addition to teaching at Keystone, she is she has also taught math at the Danville Area School District. When she is not teaching, she loves spending time with her children - Logan and Lauren. Jennifer eagerly strives each day to ensure that all students are meeting and exceeding their learning potential in order to bring success and a love for learning to all her students.

  • Jessica Niemy, English Instructor

    Jessica Niemy attended Mansfield University where she studied both English and Spanish.  She continued her education at Mansfield to achieve a Master's in Education with a specialty in Reading.  She loves to travel and spend time with her family.  For Jessica, the best part of working with students is getting to know their individual personalities and watching them succeed through the online learning format.

  • Christopher Squire, German Instructor

  • Erin Mills, English Instructor

    Erin Mills is excited to be at the Keystone School! Erin graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, as well as with a Master’s Degree in Reading K-12. Miss Mills is currently working towards her certification in ESL (English as a Second Language). She has worked with children of all ages, including being a Summer Camp Director for our local YMCA and as a Student Supervisor at Bloomsburg University. In her spare time, Miss Mills enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. Miss Mills feels that the most rewarding part of working for Keystone is the bonds created with students and parents, as well as teachers. 

  • Lacey Macchia, Art Instructor

    Lacey graduated from Penn State with a B.S in Art Education.  While teaching these classes part time, Lacey is also substituting for Pittsburgh Public Schools for all grade levels and subjects.  During her time off from school, Lacey has participated in summer camps and tutoring.  She also enjoys watching sports, especially college football, drawing and do it yourself craft projects.  Lacey became an art teacher because she enjoys teaching kids different skills that are used to make a variety of things as well as seeing the talent and joy that comes from them when they have finished the project.

  • Chad Lower, Math Instructor

    Chad earned his Master’s of Science degree in Mathematics from Shippensburg University. He has taught at a variety of colleges and high schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, and Texas. He was a member of the charter Corps in Detroit as a part of Teach for America. Chad is certified to teach Mathematics and Chemistry, and has earned the ETS Recognition of Excellence for the following Praxis tests: Mathematics: Content Knowledge, Chemistry: Content Knowledge, and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7 – 12. In addition to teaching at Keystone, Chad teaches Motorcycle Safety Classes on the weekends during the summer through the PA Motorcycle Safety Program. Beyond the academic, he enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and "kiddos." He is an avid blood donor and a member of Lifetree Church in Jersey Shore.

    Chad feels the best part about working at The Keystone School is helping students achieve their academic and personal goals.

  • Tiffany Myers, English Instructor

    Tiffany graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Humanities in English. After substituting for a year in public schools, she decided to return to college and earn her Secondary Education certification from Susquehanna University. She began teaching the English with Keystone in 2014. Tiffany spends her time with her family, friends and her two dogs, Chuck and Lucy.  She enjoys traveling, attending sporting events and being outdoors.

  • Carmela Franco, Health and Physical Education Instructor

    Carmela is a graduated of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Science Degree in Sport Science.  Carmela also has a second Master of Science Degree in Educational Development and Strategies for Wilkes University. Carmela has been teaching 25 years in the Bloomsburg School District as a Health, Physical Education and Aquatics teacher.  She also has been teaching 11 years for Keystone School as a Health, Physical Education and Lifetime Fitness Instructor.  She currently is an American Red Cross certified instructor in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid, Water Safety, and Lifeguarding and is also a certified Scuba Diver.  Carmela likes spending time at her beach house with family and friends.  She also enjoys playing with her red toy poodle, Pocket.  Carmela enjoys being a teacher each and every day because she shapes young minds and influences students to make healthier choices that will affect them throughout their lifetime.

  • Judith Orman-Scalise, German Instructor

    Judith Orman-Scalise holds Masters’ degrees in German from Middlebury College, Vermont, in English from Bloomsburg University and in Educational Leadership with a Secondary Principal’s Certificate from Wilkes University, both in Pennsylvania. She had earned a Fulbright Grant and several scholarships and grants through the Goethe Institute to do summer study in Germany and Austria and has traveled extensively in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

        She taught regular and honors German courses for many years in a large public high school in northeastern PA, where she also served as department chairperson for the school district’s World Language Department. She has been at Keystone since 2009. Teaching German online has become an exciting adventure for Judith, because it has introduced her to students from around the US and around the world and has enabled her to continue to share her love of German and the German-speaking world with others.

         Judith, her husband, and their dog enjoy traveling and spending the winter holidays with their children and grandchildren who live in Florida. 

  • Jonathan Steese, Social Studies Instructor

    Jon has been teaching at The Keystone School since 2007.  He graduated from Bloomsburg University was a BA in History and BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in History.  Outside of teaching Jon coaches the Varsity soccer team, advises Student Council, the Ski Club, and Peer Leadership at his school.  He also like spending time at home with his wife and son.  History is his favorite subject because it is something we can all take a part in.

  • Kathy McConnell, Business Instructor

    Kathy graduated from Slippery Rock University with a BS in Business Administration. She completed teaching certification at Robert Morris University in Business Education. She is currently in the process of applying for Graduate admission to Robert Morris University in order to earn a Master’s in Business Education and/or Instructional Leadership. She has experience teaching Computer Applications and Career Education at Vision Quest Academy. In addition, she teaches the Programming I, II and combined courses and has been with Keystone since 2012. She likes spending time with her husband and daughter. She and her husband have a love of Dutch oven cooking and participating in re-enactments of living history. Kathy really enjoys working with her students at Keystone. She feels that the best part of her job is helping her students to succeed, one step at a time. Kathy wants her students to have an open mind and a willingness to learn.

  • Debbie Nickzad, French Instructor

    Mrs. Nickzad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Pittsburgh.  She then spent three months studying at the Alliance Française in Paris, France before continuing her education at the University of Chicago where she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching.  Mrs. Nickzad has taught French from the college level to preschoolers, in brick-and-mortar schools and cyber school.  Asked which level is her favorite, she says, “I’ll always have a soft spot for the littlest students.  They’re so enthusiastic and they remember everything!” 

    Asked what she enjoys most about teaching,  Mrs. Nickzad replies that introducing students to a new language and a new culture is really exciting.  Walt Disney said it best: “It’s a small world after all.”

  • Angela Anderson, Social Studies Instructor

    Teaching has always been a part of Angela’s professional and personal life. She enjoys the art of assisting students to more fully comprehend and personally apply the material being presented. Likewise, Angela believes adults should play a fundamental role in the lives of young people and encourage youth to build a foundation for a lifetime of perseverance, excellence, and success.  When Angela is not teaching, she enjoys athletics as a coach, fan and player. She particularly enjoys watching her children grow in their unique talents and abilities. In 2009, Angela received her Doctorate in Higher Education from Regent University. Her dissertation focused on the perspective transformations that occur in students’ lives as they progress through their education. Prior to this, Angela received her Master’s in Education from Loyola College and her Bachelor of Arts in History from Geneva College. Angela has taught at Keystone since 2007 and is currently teaching high school standard and Keystone Plus course sections.   

  • Trent Karlik, Business Instructor

    Trent graduated from Robert-Morris University with a BS in Business Administration and Business Education. He also received a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University where he was awarded a Masters in Public Management.  He has been a teacher at the Keystone School since 2008.  He enjoys spending time with his son Brandon and dog Bogey during his free time.  Trent has thoroughly enjoyed working with the students, parents and staff at Keystone, as each day brings a new adventure.  It is important to remember “Online learning is not the next big thing; it is the now big thing.”

  • Elliot Acker, Social Studies Instructor

    Mr. Elliot Acker was awarded his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership at Neumann University and his Bachelors of the Arts from West Chester University. He teaches Social Studies at the Keystone School. He enjoys helping students reach their greatest academic goals by inspiring them to become passionate seekers of knowledge and understanding.  He likes to read when he is not busy swimming or creating lesson plans. 

  • Pamela Phillips, Science Instructor

    Pam Phillips graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.S. She immediately went back to obtain a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. Her majors were French and science. Her minor was mathematics. She started on a PhD but has not completed the coursework.  She taught for 36 years at the same high school. She, also, taught at a community college in Birmingham, Alabama and online with the school system in her state. The courses she taught reflected the subjects of interest. She taught French I and II, chemistry, physics, physical science, earth science, biology, anatomy, environmental science, algebra, sociology, and psychology.

    Her decision to return to teaching after one year of retirement was basic, she missed working with students. She enjoys making difficult concepts easy. Online she can work with students from everywhere. She is the most passionate about helping the individual student gain knowledge.

    Her hobbies are varied. She enjoys crochet, quilting, needlepoint, and cooking. She loves reading mysteries. Her favorite authors are Kathy Reichs and James Patterson. She has even been known to write. So far, only two books have been published, Earth Science Tutor and ACT Preparation

  • Angela Stuart, Social Studies Instructor

    Angela is a Wilkes University graduate who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is history certified in multiple states and maintains each certificate according to state requirements.  Her ability to connect with students in a positive and professional manner and ability to go above student expectation is regularly noted by students and parents. Social Studies is her passion, “when you dig deeply into something, you find so much more than appears at the surface – it’s fascinating”. Teaching and learning the details of an item’s past, a political relation, a social interaction or the many governments of the world, are all crucial to daily events. Each plays an integral role in our world today and showing this to our current generation is exhilarating to her. In her free time, Mrs. Stuart enjoys time with her family, exploring historic topics, gardening, fishing, skiing and traveling (especially to historic sites). She was able to recently explore ancient Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. In working with Keystone she most appreciates the diversity, dedication and focus of each student. For her, students are the most important part of education!

    “Today is the most exciting time in history!” – Mrs. Stuart

  • Joann Koschoff, Health and Physical Education Instructor

    Joann graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a BS in Health & Physical Education, a MEd In Physical Education, and Certification in Safety & Driver Education. In her "free" time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. She also has a woodworking and stained glass workshop that she makes various items for whoever wants something. Joann stays very busy and really enjoys teaching. She often tells her students that if they find a job/career that they really enjoy, they never have to “work” another day in their life…that is exactly how Joann feels.

  • Elizabeth Jones, Spanish Instructor

    Elizabeth graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Spanish. She also holds Pennsylvania teaching certifications in Spanish K-12 and ESL.  She currently teaches online middle and high school Spanish courses.  Elizabeth is also the advisor for Keystone Helping Hands, a community service club for the students.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling across the country and taking walks with her dog, Cocoa.  Elizabeth enjoys teaching her students the importance of learning another language and culture.  She is passionate about distance learning because it gives all students the opportunity to take a course that perhaps a traditional school may not offer. It allows for the students to pursue other areas of interest while they are taking their courses.  Every student learns differently and distance learning allows for students to learn at their own individual pace. 

  • Diann Aikey, Social Studies Instructor

    Diann Aikey teaches in both the correspondence and online program with The Keystone School.  She is certified in both Social Studies and Math Secondary Education. She is also highly qualified in both science and language arts.   Diann has also been teaching alternative education since 2000.  Diann has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education Social Studies.  Diann has also a large accumulation of college math and computer science credits as well. 

    Diann has two children and spends most of her spare time participating and volunteering in all of their extra-curricular activities.  When Diann has spare time, she runs 3 - 9 miles a day.  She participates in 5 k runs with her children and occasionally ventures out to run her own 7 miler races.   Diann ran the Pittsburgh 1/2 marathon and has set her mind to the full marathon sometime soon.  Diann enjoys going to train sites and zoos with her children as well, although the family's favorite has got to be Knoebel’s Amusement Resort (a park in rural PA).

    Diann enjoys teaching for many reasons... including the fact that every day is a new day and you get to meet many different types of people.  While correspondence does not give you the one to one on a daily basis, you still get to correct and teach many different personalities which is evident in essays and research papers.  She (like many of her correspondence students) finds the level of freedom of time a benefit... especially with the busyness that life presents.  She loves that the many different views of students and styles and personalities makes everyday a new day and creates a fresh and exciting job.   

     

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We have used Keystone since Middle School and are now heading into the final year of high school. Great schooling experience for our family! Thank you for your excellent program and dedication to the students. Keystone Family
~Transitioning to High School