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FACULTY AND STAFF DIRECTORY

Covenant Life School Office (301) 869-4500 Clsdesk@clsemail.org

Jamie Leach

Titles: Head of School, Secondary Principal

Departments: Administration, Secondary

B.S. Carnegie Mellon University, Economics

M.Ed. Temple University, Education

Jamie Leach has been involved in teaching and administration since 1986, and earned his Masters in Education from Temple University in 1993. Jamie formerly was a teacher and spiritual life leader at Delaware County Christian School outside of Philadelphia, PA for 18 years, served as a youth pastor for 2 years, and has been Head of School at Covenant Life since 2008. He additionally serves as the Secondary Principal.

Alex Goodling

Titles: Assistant Principal, Fine Arts Department Head, Music, Student Government

Department: Administration; Fine Arts

B.A. Washington Bible College, Music Education, Bible

Kathi Amar

Titles: Associate Principal, Teacher

Departments: Administration, History

B.S. Messiah College

John Leach

Titles: Assistant Principal, Teacher

Departments: Administration, Bible, English, History

B.A. West Chester University, History

Debbie Alexander

Titles: Technology Department Head, Teacher

Departments: Technology, Math

B.S. University of Maryland at College Park, Computer Science

Ingrid Bullock

Title: Events Coordinator

B.S. Iona College

Willy Johnson

Title: Upper School Receptionist

Mary Muns

Title: Elementary Receptionist

B.S. Elementary Education, Pensacola Christian College

Jennifer Schaefer

Title: Admin Assistant to Head of School

B.S. Westfield State University

Mary Wilson

Title: Business Manager, Teacher

Department: Administration, Mathematics

B.S. University of Maryland, Mathematics

Deanna Korzeniewski

Titles: Admissions and Marketing Director

Departments: Admissions, Marketing

B.S. Indiana University, Business Marketing

Jenn Gorrie

Department: Admissions, Marketing

Marketing

 
Eileen Almagro

Department: Admissions

B.A. San Diego State University, Economics

B.S. University of Phoenix, Criminal Justice Admin.

Jessica Marcantonio

Titles: Communications & Advancement Director

Departments: Communications, Advancement

B.A. James Madison University, Communications

Jeja Simeon

Titles: Communications & Advancement Assistant

Departments: Communications, Advancement

B.A. Psychology and Management, University of the Philippines in the Visayas

Diploma in Proficiency in Education, St. Theresa’s College, Cebu City, Philippines

Caryn Troche

Titles: Communications Assistant

Departments: Communications

B.A. Duke University

Jen Brewer

Titles: Athletics Director, Teacher

Departments: Athletics, Physical Education

B.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Tommy Cleveland

Title: Art Teacher

Department: Fine Arts

B.F.A. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Alex Goodling

Titles: Fine Arts Department Head, Music & Band Teacher, Student Government Advisor

Department: Fine Arts; Administration

B.A. Washington Bible College, Music Education, Bible

Erica Lau

Title: Elementary Music Teacher

Department: Fine Arts

B.M. James Madison University

Elizabeth (Liz) Porter

Title: Music Teacher

Departments: Fine Arts, Elementary

B.M. James Madison University, Music Education

Priscila Ellis

Title: Director and Teacher

B.A. American University, Art History

Mary Jo Ellis

Title: Teacher

Elizabeth Stockton

Title: Teacher

Faith Ruei

Title: Assistant

Erica Surma 

Titles: Classroom Aide

Kindergarten

Kim Stoy
  • B.S. University of Maryland, Early Childhood  Education
Kaarin O’Connell
  • B.S. Gordon College, Early Childhood  Education and Special Education

 

1st Grade

Cindy Petronic
  • B.A. Cal State San Bernadino, Psychology
  • M.Eq. MCPS, Education
Erika Benitez
  • B.S. Early Childhood Development, Trinity Washington University

 

2nd Grade

Charlotte Deibel
  • B.A. Gettysburg College, Psychology and French
  • M.Ed. George Washington University, Elementary Education
Hailey Milligan
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Liberty University

3rd Grade

Susan Lee
  • B.A. Elementary Education, University of Northwestern
  • M.A. ESL, Hamline University
Heather Smith
  • B.A. English Creative Writing, Union University

4th Grade

Taylor Ferry
  • B.A. University of Maryland, Elementary Education
Joyce Bentz
  • B.S. Psychology
  • M.S. Business Management, University of Maryland

5th Grade

Sara Rohr
  • B.S. University of Wisconsin, Elementary Education, Science
  • M.S. Michigan State University, Curriculum and Instruction, Reading and Language Arts
Eric Duncanson
  • B.A.  Southeastern University, Music
  • M.Ed. Southeastern University

Classroom Aides

Danielle Tellier
  • B.S. West Chester University
Kathi Amar

Titles: Assistant Secondary Principal, Teacher

Departments: Administration, History

B.S. Messiah College

Jen Batty 

Title: Science Teacher; Head Varsity Volleyball Coach 

Department: Science

B.S. University of MD, Robert H Smith School of Business

John Bronson

Titles: History Department Head, Teacher

Department: History

B.S. University of Maryland at College Park, Special Education

M.Eq MCPS, Education

Amy Davidson

Title: Math Teacher

Department: Mathematics

B.S. University of Maryland, Family Studies

M.Ed. University of Maryland, Elementary Education

Lorraine Fourney

Title: Teacher

Department: Science

B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Education

Judy Furnish

Titles: Teacher, Yearbook Advisor

Department: Journalism

B.A. University of North Colorado, History, Elementary Education

Seth Kreider

Titles: Teacher

Department: Bible, English

B.S. Grove City College, Sociology

M.A. Reformed Theological Seminary, Masters in Divinity

Bethanne Garris

Titles: Teacher

Department: History

B.S. Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Social Studies, Secondary Education

John David (JD) Garris

Titles: Teacher

Department: Bible

B.A. St. Mary’s College

Alex Goodling

Titles: Fine Arts Department Head, Music & Band Teacher, Student Government Advisor

Department: Fine Arts

B.A. Washington Bible College, Music Education, Bible

Ben Johnson 

Title: AP Human Geography

Maria Kinsinger

Title: Science Teacher

Department: Science

B.S. Virginia Tech, Family and Child Development

B.A. Virginia Tech, Psychology

M.A. University of Minnesota, Psychology

John Leach

Titles: Assistant Middle School Principal, Teacher

Departments: English, History

B.A. West Chester University, History

Kris Marcantonio

Titles: English Department Head, Teacher

Department: English

B.A. University of Maryland, English

M.A. St. Johns College, Liberal Arts

Walter Matthews

Title: AP Psychology Teacher

M.A. Geneva College, Psychology

Graduate Certificate, Loyola University (Maryland), Substance Abuse Counseling

Alan Muns

Title: Chemistry and Advanced Physics Teacher

Department: Science

B.S. Chemistry, Georgia Southern University

Loana Nelson

Title: Spanish Teacher

Department: Foreign Language

B.A. Colegio Lenhsen Roosevelt, Guatamala, Early Education and Administration

Janet Palmer

Titles: Teacher

Departments: English, History, Math

B.S. Stephens College, Elementary Education, Dance

M. Ed. University of Missouri

Gene Peer

Titles: Math Department Head, Teacher

Departments: Math, Science

B.S. University of Maryland, Secondary Math Education

Cristina Raysick

Title: Girls PE Teacher

B.A. University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Betsy Segui

Titles: Teacher

Department: History, English

B.A. History, Education, Anthropology

M.A. Teaching Secondary Social Studies Education

Kelly Tompkins

Titles: Educational Support Director, Teacher

Departments: Administration, Elementary, Secondary

B.S. Bowie State University, Early Childhood Education, Special Education

Evan Wharton

Title: MS/HS Teacher

Department: History, Math, Boys PE

B.S. from Washington State

M.A. Whitworth University

Kathy Simpson

Titles: Guidance Dept. Head, Registrar

Departments: Administration, Guidance

Beth Wethje

Title: Guidance Department Assistant
Department: Guidance

B.S. University of Maryland

Kim Shurie

Title: Student Advocate
Department: Guidance

B.S. Brenau University, Psychology and Studio Art

Carmelle Leconte:

Title: Student Advocate
Department: Guidance

Kayla Merryman  

Title: Resource Assistant

B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University

Kelley Tompkins

Titles: Educational Support Director, Teacher

Departments: Administration, Elementary, Secondary

B.S. Bowie State University, Early Childhood Education, Special Education

Jacy Hildreth

Title: Resource Counselor

Department: Resource Department

B.A. Taylor University, Psychology 

M.A. Regent University, Counseling

Advanced Graduate Certificate, John Hopkins University, Counseling 

Karen Reid

Title: Resource Teacher

Department: Resource Department

B.S. Kutztown University, Elementary Education

Laura Stefany

Title: Resource Teacher

B.A. Trinity Christian College, Elementary Education

M.Ed. Purdue University

Sara Martin 

Title: Resource Teacher

B.S. Special Education, University of Maryland

Cindy Leach, RN BSN

Title: School Nurse

B.S. Vanderbilt University, Nursing

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