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PHYLLIS HORST NOFZIGER, PRE-KINDERGARTEN, CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

I was born in: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
I grew up in: Ethiopia
My interests include: reading, reading, reading! Playing scrabble.
Little known fact about me: I have a twin brother.
I enjoy: learning about other countries, cultures, especially middle east, Arabic-speaking cultures.
A favorite quote: Peace begins with a smile. -Mother Theresa
Degrees/Certification: BA in Early Childhood Education from Messiah College.
M Ed. in Elementary Education from Millersville University.
State teaching certification: Elementary (K-8)
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Isaiah 42: 1-5

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KAREN BURKHOLDER, KINDERGARTEN, 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES

I was born in: Baltimore City, Maryland.
I grew up in: Catonsville, MD. I am the oldest of 5 children.  Catonsville is just outside of Baltimore City.
My interests include: my husband, Jon, and our three children (Andrew, Steven, Matthew), going to the beach, reading and gardening.
I enjoy: learning about Child development and new strategies to use in my teaching.
Degrees/Certification: BS in Early Childhood Education from Messiah College.
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Psalm 139

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MARILYN MARTIN, KINDERGARTEN

I grew up in: Atglen, PA, attending West Fallowfield Christian School.

My interests include: travel, trying new recipes, reading, visiting my children at Messiah College and trying new restaurants with my husband, Fred. 

Degrees/Certification: BS in Elementary Education from Messiah College, Permanent certification and Master's Equivalency with an emphasis in Reading through Millersville University. 
I enjoy learning about: the lives of many people--past and present.  I really enjoy reading biographies to learn how people overcame times of trial in their lives. 

Bible passage that means a lot to me: Lamantations 3:22-23
"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." 

 
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ANGELA HORST, FIRST GRADE 

 

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KRISTIE RANCK, SECOND GRADE 

I was born and grew up in: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
My interests include: reading, crafts and sports
Little known fact about me: I enjoy going to the beach.
I enjoy: 
history and literacy
Degrees/Certification: 
BS in Education from Messiah College with a dual teaching certification in PreK-Grade 4 and Special Education (N-8) 
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.  

 

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CHERYL LEAMAN, THIRD GRADE

I was born in: Portland, Maine.
I grew up in: Brownstown, PA. I lived in Indianapolis, IN in voluntary service with MBM (twice); lived in Hazard, KY while in voluntary service with MCC. Both times I worked with children.
My interests include: counted cross stitch, Sudoku, reading, cooking and baking, other countries and their cultures.
Little known fact about me: I've traveled to Spain, France, Mexico, Israel and Greece.
I enjoy:
spending time with family and friends; playing with my pets; learning about health, first aide and emergency care; exploring topics that capture my interest; kayaking and hiking; playing guitar and piano.
Degrees/Certification:
BS in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Mennonite College, MA in Elementary Education from Eastern Mennonite University.
State teaching certification: Elementary Education (K-3). 

Bible passage that means a lot to me: Psalm 150

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ANETTE RAISER, FOURTH GRADE

I was born in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I grew up in: Media, Pennsylvania.
My interests include: cooking, sewing, gardening, bicycling, and reading.
Little known fact about me: I worked in the garment industry before my first child was born.
I enjoy: learning about how things work; why people are who they are; and how faith shapes our life choices.
A favorite quote: When you lose yourself in the service of others, you find yourself. -Don Riley
Degrees/Certification: BS in Apparel Management from Philadelphia University.
BS in Elementary Education from Lancaster Bible College.
State teaching certification: Elementary Education (K-6).  Currently working on Masters in Education at Eastern Mennonite University.
Bible passage that means a lot to me: This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118:24

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MATTHEW MOYER, FIFTH GRADE
I was born in: Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
I grew up in: Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
My interests include: playing and coaching softball, hunting, fishing, playing sports, collecting baseball memorabilia.
I enjoy: playing sports, hunting, fishing, and being with family and friends.
Little known fact about me: My wife and I just had our first child, Micah.
Degrees/Certification: BSE in Elementary Education from Millersville University.
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man. -Colossians 3:23
 

 

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MICHAEL LICHTY, MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE

I was born in: Lancaster, Pennsylvania and grew up in New Holland, Pa. 
My interests include: gardening, running, playing guitar & bass guitar, reading, studying God's creation.  
Little known fact about me: I played baritone & trombone in the high school marching band.  
I enjoy: learning about Jesus, animals, plants, insects, education & the Bible.  

A favorite quote: Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.  
Degrees/Certification: BS in Education from Millersville University, MA in Curriculum & Instruction from Eastern Mennonite University.
State teaching certification: Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Level English 6-8
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Romans 8:31-39

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MELODY HARTMAN, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH, COMPUTER

I was born: just outside of Westminster, Maryland.
I grew up: on a dairy farm in Bachman's Valley, Maryland (a few miles from Westminster).
My interests include: music, gardening and travel.  My husband, Tom, is a church organist and a pastor.  We have two children, a son, Austin, who is married and living in New York City and a daughter, Johanna, who is teaching orchestra and strings at Elizabethtown High School.
I enjoy: spending time with my family.
Degrees/Certification: attended Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, Ohio. Master's Degree in Mathematics Education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Bible passage that means a lot to me: For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations -Psalm 100:5

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JEREMY HORNING, MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS & BIBLE, MIDDLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR

I was born in: Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
I grew up in: Ephrata, Pennsylvania
My interests include: playing and coaching baseball/softball, reading and horseback riding.
Interesting fact about me: I am a graduate of HMS.
Degrees/Certification: BSE in English from Millersville University.
State teaching certification: English (6-12).
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Job 38-41

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ELISABETH FRY, LEARNING SUPPORT

I was born in: Redbank, New Jersey
I grew up: in the mountains near the small town of Union Dale, PA
My interests include: reading, making jewelry, and visiting with friends and family
Little known fact about me: even though I have not been able to do it recently, I enjoy hunting with both bow and arrow and rifle.
I enjoy: spending time with my husband and teaching our cat, Peepers, new tricks.
A favorite quote: People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou
Degrees/Certification: BS in Elementary Education, BS in Bible.
State Certification (K-6), ACSI Certification (K-8).  Currently working on Masters in Education with emphasis in Special Education at Eastern Mennonite University.
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Phil. 4:6-7

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JANELLE ZOOK CUNALATA, MUSIC

 

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I was born in: Reamstown, Pennsyvania
I grew up in: Reamstown, Pennsylvania.
My interests include: collecting children's books, scrapbooking, experimenting with photography, and spending time with my family.
Interesting fact about me: I lived in Kazakhstan for 7 years.
Degrees/Certification: BS in Elementary Education from Messiah College.  MA in Elementary Education from Kutztown University.
Certification: School Librarian.
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Col 1:9-14, Psalm 139
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BETHANY REIFF, ART, FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE, MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES 

I was born in: Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
My interests include: making art, cooking and having people to my house for meals, singing, talking with friends over coffee, taking care of the flowers in my gardens, running, traveling to other places, and spending time with my family.
I enjoy: all types of arts and crafts, the history of the church and other religions, other cultures and languages, and what God is doing in my life and in the world.
Degrees/Certification: BA in Art Education from Bluffton University.
State teaching certification: Art (K-12)
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Ephesians 3:14-19

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JUSTIN WEAVER, P.E. TEACHER & ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

I was born in: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
My interests include: playing ultimate frisbee, coffee, cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies 
Little known fact about me: I've traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, and worked at a fellowship center helping with the various sports programs.  
I enjoy learning about: unique and unusual weather events around the world.  
A favorite quote: Giving 110% means giving your best for God. 
Degrees/Certification: Associate degree from Hesston College, Bachelors of Science in Health & Physical Education from Lancaster Bible College.  
State teaching certification: EHealth & Physical Education (K-12)
Bible passage that means a lot to me: Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.