Faculty & Staff

Administration

John Mark Niehls

Head of School
  • Ed.S. in Leadership Degree in progress, Gordon College Class of 2025
  • M.B.A., Harding University
  • Graduate Studies, New Saint Andrews College
  • B.S. in Accounting,
    Kutztown University
  • Colson Fellow
  • Arete Fellow
  • Head of School since 2015

Abbie Overbey

Interim Secondary Dean of Academics

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

  • 11th Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Bible (Secondary Education Bible and History), Cairn University
  • Cert. Bible & Israel,
    Philadelphia Biblical University
  • 11 Years Teaching Experience

Jill Barton

Grammar School Dean of Academics
  • M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, York College of Nebraska
  • B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Kutztown University
  • 20th year at CCS

Kelly Conicelli

Preschool Director
  • M.A. in Intercultural Studies focus on Children-At-Risk, Fuller Seminary
  • B.A. in Sociology, Grove City College
  • 10th year at CCS

Joe Lohr

Business Manager

IT Director

  • B.A. in Mass Communication & Journalism,
    Lipscomb University
  • 8th year at CCS

Kevin Roussey

Athletic Director
  • B.S. – Business Administration,
    St. Joseph’s University
  • 6 Years Coaching and Athletic Experience most recently as Head Men’s Varsity Coach at Coventry Christian​
  • 3rd year at CCS

Priscilla Miro

Office Manager

Assistant to the Headmaster

  • B.A. Bible,
    The University of Valley Forge
  • 6th year at CCS

Kristen Niehls

Secondary Dean of Students
  • B.S. Secondary Education – History and Literature, Kutztown University
  • 12 Years Teaching Experience
  • 16th Year at CCS

Barbara Roque

Director of Development
  • B.A. in Psychology, La Salle University
  • 3rd year at CCS

Amie Mattes

Marketing & Admissions Director
  • B.A. in Communications, Concentration in Marketing,  Elizabethtown College
  • 3rd year at CCS

Gena Oliver

Administrative Assistant
  • B.A. in History with a Minor in marketing and a concentration in education,
    Roanoke College
  • 4th year at CCS

Mark Niehls

President Emeritus
  • B.S. in BioChemistry, Albright College
  • Graduate Studies at Cairn, Temple, and Harding Universities
  • 40th year at CCS

Mark is the school’s founder and served as Superintendent for 28 years.

Melissa Orme

Administrative Assistant
  • B.S. in Elem. Education
  • B.S. in Bible, Lancaster Bible College
  • 2nd year at CCS

Danny Conicelli

Facilities Manager & Secondary Faculty
  • 9th year at CCS

Faculty

Preschool

Kate Brown

Preschool Teacher
  • 6th Year at Coventry

Lucette Coughey

Teacher
  • 32rd Year at Coventry

Elizabeth Fabian

Preschool Teacher
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Jill Garcia

Preschool Teacher
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Patricia Gomez

Preschool Teacher
  • 1st Year at Coventry

Jill Jetter

Preschool Teacher
  • 11th Year at Coventry

Rebecca Kleeman

Preschool Teacher
  • 1st Year at Coventry

Christine Lewis

Preschool Teacher
  • 1st Year at Coventry

Alexandria Luchon

Preschool Assistant
  • 6th Year at Coventry

Joani Lupoli

Preschool Teacher
  • 8th Year at Coventry

Sarah Matchette

Preschool Assistant
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Jessica Mest

Preschool Assistant
  • 3rd Year at Coventry

Allie Palmer

Preschool Assistant
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Melissa Perich

Nursery Assistant
  • 30th Year at Coventry

Kristen Ridge

Teacher
  • 11th Year at Coventry

Laurie Seeley

Teacher Assistant
  • 11th Year at Coventry

Darleen Slanker

Preschool Teacher
  • 4th Year at Coventry

Karena Vincent

Preschool Assistant
  • 3rd Year at Coventry

Ashley Wade

Preschool Assistant
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Grammar School

Jane Niehls

Kindergarten
  • 38th Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Kutztown University
  • 39 Years Teaching Experience

Brenda Hartley

Kindergarten
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • Master’s Certificate in Biblical Studies, Biblical Theological Seminary
  • B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Millersville University
  • 16 Years Teaching Experience

Jennifer Anderson

1st Grade
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Mass Communication, Miami University
  • 9 Years Teaching Experience

Andrew Brasch

1st Grade
  • 4th Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Kutztown University
  • 11 Years Teaching Experience

Doji Dove

2nd Grade
  • 25th Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Ohio Valley University
  • 26 Years Teaching Experience

Kelli Engler

2nd Grade
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education: PreK to 4th Grade, University of Valley Forge
  • 9 Years Teaching Experience

Cheryl Borden

3rd Grade
  • 16th Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Early Childhood & Elementary Ed., Temple University
  • 30 Years Teaching Experience

Melissa Grubbs

4th Grade
  • 1st Year at Coventry
  • B.S. in Special Ed, Bloomsburg University
  • M.S. Education, Wilkes University
  • 20 Years Teaching Experience

Lynn Fartro

4th Grade
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • M.S. Biblical Counselling, Bob Jones University
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
  • 16 Years Teaching Experience

Dawn Reigner

5th Grade
  • 18th Year at Coventry
  • M.S. Education, Cairn University
  • B.S. Elementary Education, The Kings College
  • 32 Years Teaching Experience

Elizabeth Lombardi

5th Grade
  • 2nd Year at Coventry
  • Teaching & Learning, 15 Masters Degree credit hours – West Chester University
  • B.S. Elementary & Early Childhood Education – West Chester University
  • 15 Years Teaching Experience

Anu Abraham

Kindergarten
  • 1st Year at Coventry
  • M.Ed. in Elem. Ed, Temple University
  • B.A. in Psychology, Temple University
  • 8 Years Teaching Experience

Gabriela Hallman

3rd Grade
  • 1st Year at Coventry
  • B.A. Early Childhood Ed., Waynesburg University
  • 1 year teaching experience

Lindsey Moister

Grammar Support
  • 3rd Year at Coventry

Secondary School

Jared Allred

STEM
  • 1st year Coventry
  • Masters of Education, Albright College
  • B.S. Ursinus College
  • 4 years teaching experience

 

Esther Carter

Humanities
  • 1st year at Coventry
  • M.S. Education, Cairn University
  • B.S. Biblical Studies, Cairn University
  • Mus, Violin Performance, Cairn University
  • 10 years teaching experience

 

Josh Dove

STEM
  • 25th Year at Coventry
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Ohio Valley University
  • 24 Years Teaching Experience

Josh Farr

Secondary Bible Faculty

Lexie Kambic

Humanities
  • 5th Year at Coventry
  • M.Ed. Secondary English Education, Clarks Summit University
  • B.S. English Education, Northland International University
  • 7 Years Teaching Experience

Sarah Lohr

STEM
  • 2nd Year teaching at Coventry
  • MMS in Physician Assistant Studies, Arcadia University
  • BS in Biology with Minors in Chemistry & Psychology, Lipscomb University
  • 12 Years Experience as Physician Assistant
  • 2 Years Experience as Children’s Ministry Director

Danielle Mazzone

STEM
  • 5th Year at Coventry
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Drexel University
  • 4 Years Teaching Experience

Dr. Rory Misiewicz

Humanities
  • 2nd Year at Coventry
  • PhD. Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Philosophy, Fordham University
  • M.A. Christian Thought, Bethel Theological Seminary
  • B.P.S. Radiation Therapy, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Associates in Radiography, Hudson Valley Community College
  • 8 Years Teaching Experience

Zackery Moyer

STEM
  • 2nd Year at Coventry
  • M.Ed. DeSales University
  • B.S. Wildlife Management – Delaware Valley University
  • 4 Years Teaching Experience

Joshua Oliver

STEM
  • 6th Year at Coventry
  • Graduate Studies, Villanova University
  • B.S. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 15 years experience in the Specialty Chemicals Industry
  • 5 Years Teaching Experience

Bryan Raught

Secondary Bible Faculty

Sandi Rogers

STEM
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • M.Ed. – Mathematics Education, Arcardia University
  • B.S. – Secondary Education, Penn State University
  • 18 Years Teaching Experience

Dave Shalaway

Secondary Bible Faculty

Elijah Shalaway

Humanities
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • M.Ed. – Education & English, Wake Forest University
  • B.A. English, Wake Forest University
  • 3 Years Teaching Experience

Laurie Shirey

Secondary Spanish
  • 12th Year at Coventry
  • M.Ed., EAL, University of Turabo/Penn State Allentown
  • B.A. Elem.Ed., Spanish Concentration, East Stroudsburg University
  • A.A. Business, Northeastern Christian Junior College
  • 22 Years Teaching Experience

Stacey Shon

STEM
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Education, Cairn University
  • B.S. Bible, Cairn University
  • 19 Years Teaching Experience

Nicole Stoltzfus

Humanities
  • 8th Year at Coventry
  • M.S. Education, Gwynedd Mercy University
  • B.A. History & Sociology, Providence College
  • 8 Years Teaching Experience

Patti Sunseri

Humanities
  • 1st year at Coventry
  • B.S. Secondary Education – English
  • 14 years teaching experience

 

Thomas Wise

Secondary Bible Faculty
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

David Smith

Humanities
  • 5th year at Coventry
  • M.Ed., Cairn University
  • B.S. in Bible & Physical Education, Cairn University

Julie Fairbaugh

Librarian
  • 9th Year at Coventry
  • B.A. History, Grove City College
  • 9 Years Teaching Experience

Missy O'Malley

Marketing & Web Content Manager

Yearbook Teacher

  • 2nd Year at Coventry
  • 2 Years Teaching Experience

Cross-Department and Support Staff

Tania Berdosh

Band Teacher
  • 3rd Year at Coventry

Erica Boesch

First Grade Support Teacher
  • 1st Year at Coventry
  • B.S. in Psychology, Kutztown University

Sarah Brown

Recitation & Piano
  • 8th Year at Coventry
  • B.M., Composition, Oakland University (Rochester MI)
  • 23 Years Composition Experience
  • 17 Years Education Experience

Joanna Cardamone

Tana Connolly

Logic School Writing/Communications Teacher, Grammar School Writing/Communications Teacher
  • 7th Year at Coventry
  • B.S., Psychology, Lafayette College
  • Graduate Certificate in Elementary Education, Arcadia University
  • 14 Years Education & Teaching Experience

Jane Geeza

Support Teacher
  • 20th Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Education, Millersville University
  • 27 Years Teaching Experience

Susan Hackett

Grammar STEM
  • 4th Year at Coventry
  • M.S. Social Work, Rutgers University
  • B.S. Social Work, Messiah University
  • 9 Years Teaching Experience

Shannon Hartline

Amy Gunn

Professional Support Teacher
  • 5th Year at Coventry
  • M.S. Library Science, Drexel University
  • B.S. Mathematics, Grove City College
  • 8 Years Teaching Experience

Joy Hart

Learning Support Coordinator
  • 7th Year at Coventry
  • B.S., Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lipscomb University
  • M.S., School Counselling & Special Education, N.C. State Univ.
  • Principal Certification, N.C. State University
  • 26 Years Special Education & Teaching Experience

Meghan Horstman

School Nurse
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Nursing, Bloomsburg University
  • More than 18 years nursing experience at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Sarah Jones

Support Staff
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Dr. Min Sue Kim

Choral & Music
  • 4th Year at Coventry
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, West Virginia University
  • Master of Music & Professional Studies, Temple University
  • B.A. Applied Voice Performance, Sung Shin Women’s University
  • 17 Years Teaching Experience

Richard Kocher

Physical Education
  • 2nd Year at Coventry
  • M.Ed. Multicultural Education, Eastern University
  • B.A – History, University of Maryland Associates – Criminal Justice, Air University, Maxwell AFB
  • 4 Years Teaching & Coaching Experience

Kathy Colbert

Grammar School Support Teacher
  • 1st Year at Coventry
  • Master Urban Education, Alvernia University
  • B.A. Elementary Education,  Alvernia University
  • 24 Years Teaching Experience

Moon Lee

Madeleine Marlowe

Latin
  • 2nd Year at Coventry
  • B.A. Language & Cultures, Latin Minor, West Chester University
  • 2 Years Teaching Experience

Paul Munyuki

IT Support Staff
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Barbara Newell

Assistant to the Grammar School Dean
  • 7th Year at Coventry
  • M.S. Special Education, Longwood University
  • B.S. Liberal Studies / Special Education, Longwood University
  • 7 Years Teaching Experience

Rachael Nissley

Piano Teacher
  • 3rd Year at Coventry

Julie Pace

Support Staff
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Nancy Riley

Support Staff
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Megan Ryan

School Nurse
  • B.S. in Nursing Messiah University.
  • Certified School Nurse Certificate: La Salle University.
  • 8 years school nurse experience.
  • 10 years ER experience.
  • 1st Year at Coventry

Sarah Simons

Dining Manager & Support Staff
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Aimee Stahler

Grammar STEM
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • Masters in Special Education, Arcadia University
  • B.S. Elementary Education, University of Scranton
  • 9 Years Teaching Experience

Caroline Smith

Piano Teacher
  • 8th Year at Coventry
  • B.A. Music Education, Grove City College
  • 10 Years Teaching Experience

Erin Wade

Art
  • 12th Year at Coventry
  • Post Bacc. Cert., Kutztown University
  • B.A. Fine Arts, Kutztown University
  • Assoc. Art, Reading Area Community College
  • 12 Years Teaching Experience

Julie Wilson

Support Staff
  • 3rd Year at Coventry
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Gwynned Mercy University
  • 9 Years Teaching Experience

Susan Pritt

College and Career Counselor
  • 9th year at Coventry
  • A.A. Psychology, Montgomery County Community College
  • B.A.  Psychology, Temple University
  • M.A. Secondary Counseling Education, Eastern University
  • 5 years High School Counselor Experience
  • 12 years College and Career Counselor Experience

Stephanie Smith

Development Assistant
  • 1st year at CCS
  • B.S. Human Resource Management, West Chester University
  • Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Education, West Chester University

Board of Trustees

Coventry Christian Schools is an independent Christian school, overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees.  The role of the board is to set and approve school policy, cast a vision for the future, and to oversee the Head of School.

Joe Terreri, Chair

Trustee since 2023
  • Lead Pastor
  • Memberships/Affiliations:
    Connection Church

Kymm Steliga, Vice Chair

Trustee since 2020
  • CCS parent
    Human Resources Professional with 15 years of experience, most recently in healthcare industry
  • B.A., Psychology, Millersville University, Millserville, PA
  • Memberships/Affiliations:
    Church of the Saviour, Wayne, PA

John Cutillo, Treasurer

Trustee since 2014
  • Owner & President, Cutillos Restaurant since 1987
  • Licensed Electrician since 1975
    Residential & Commercial Building contractor since 1982
  • CCS Father and Grandfather
    John enjoys sports and reading and was a soccer coach for 10 years with various youth organizations including CCS.

Beth College

Trustee since 2021
  • Member Care Specialist, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
    11 Years as a Missionary in Indonesisa
    CCS Parent
  • B.A., International Missions, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
    Soul Care Institute Certification
  • Memberships/Affiliations:
    Parker Ford Church
    MAF

Scott Greening

Trustee since 2021
  • Pastor, Branch Life Church
    Strategic Planning Guide, Building Momentum Resources LLC
  • B.S., Bible, Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, PA
    M.A.R. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
    Certified StratOp Guide, The Paterson Center
  • Memberships/Affiliations:
    Branch Life Church
    Trustee, Clarks Summit University

Sarene Varghese

Trustee since 2020
  • Pro Bono Chief Technology Officer
    Pro Bono Legal Advisor
    Investigative Journalism, a subsidiary of the New York Times
  • B.S. in Information Science from Drexel University
    B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University
    Juris Doctor – Widener School of Law
  • Memberships/Affiliations:
    ABA – American Bar Association
    AHLA – American Health Lawyers Association
    Society of Women Engineers
    St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church

Omar Kuhn

Trustee since 2022
  • Operations Brand Director, AstraZeneca
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, Steven Institute of Technology
    MS, Mechnical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    PMP Certification
  • Memberships/Affiliations:
    CCS Parent
    PMI – Project Management Institute
    SHPE – Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    APICS – Association for Supply Chain Management
    Immanuel Church of the Nazarene, Lansdale

Aneta Farr

Trustee since 2022
  • Pastor’s Wife
    CCS Parent
    Pediatric Nurse Practicioner, Just 4 Kids Pediatrics
  • B.S. in Humanities – Applied Science emphasis, Maranatha Baptist University
    B.S. in Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University
    M.S. in Nursing, Villanova University
  • Memberships/Affiliations:
    Calvary Baptist Church-Pottstown
    Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
    National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practicioners

Rob Falcone

Trustee since 2022
  • Parent of 3
    Grandparent of 2 CCS Students!
  • Recently retired Business manager for Liberty Surgical Inc.
    Former business owner and business consultant
  • Memberships/Affiliations:
    BS Electrical Engineering – Polytechnic Institute of NY
    Board Member and Treasurer of Harvey Cedars Bible Conference
    Home church – Christ Community (West Chester)

Maintenance & Facilities

Mike Nazaryk

Maintenance

Ben Shirey

Maintenance

Richard Barzyk

Facilities Staff
  • 3rd Year at Coventry

Tobe Cyrus

Facilities Staff
  • 2nd Year at Coventry

Jeffrey Fartro

Facilities Staff
  • 2nd Year at Coventry
  • M.Div., Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Philosophy & Classical Languages, Calvin College
  • 21 Years Teaching & Pastoral Experience
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