Toggle View Christine Dutter-Goodman ’82, P’14, P’21
Mrs. Dutter-Goodman, a 1982 graduate of Notre Dame High School (NDHS), completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from East Stroudsburg University. She taught in both the public and private sectors until her return to NDHS in 2002. Mrs. Dutter-Goodman is certified in the fields of education, science, special education, and educational administration/leadership. She has received recognition for teaching at both the local and state levels and has been instrumental in initializing several diocesan programs. An active member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish, she participates in the parish retreat and CCD programs.
Mrs. Dutter-Goodman enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She is proud to be a part of the ND family and can be seen regularly at school events.
Toggle View Sandra Evans
Ms. Evans is a 20 year veteran teacher at Notre Dame High School. She teaches sophomore World Cultures, and the Advanced Placement American and European History classes. She also helps with the Music Ministries program at Notre Dame. A graduate of Messiah College and Millersville University, she holds a bachelor degree in History and a PA certification in Social Studies Education.
Prior to teaching at ND, she taught 8th through 12th grades at Lehigh Valley Christian High School for a number of years. Then she spent time in the corporate world before returning to her first love, teaching.
Ms. Evans is also an organist and choir director at a local church.
Toggle View Dena Farrell ’90, P’19
Mrs. Farrell is a 1990 graduate of NDHS and is proud to be teaching at her alma mater. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Education in Math Education. She has over 20 years of experience in the classroom from 7th grade through post-secondary education. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Mrs. Farrell is also the Director of Student Activities. Mrs. Farrell, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, lives with her husband and three sons, Garrett, Braeden, and Griffin.
Toggle View Dennis Fenton P’05
Mr. Dennis Fenton was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. He has dedicated his entire teaching career to the students at Notre Dame High School where he currently teaches American History and Driver’s Education.
Mr. Fenton attended St. Anne’s Elementary School in Bethlehem and graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in 1972. After that, he attended Slippery Rock State College and graduated from Millersville State College in 1977 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education, specializing in secondary education. Mr. Fenton continued his graduate studies at East Stroudsburg University and was a graduate assistant there.
Well-known in the Lehigh Valley for his long career in wrestling, Mr. Fenton began wrestling for the CYO in elementary school and continued as a scholar athlete at Millersville. Mr. Fenton was a wrestling coach for 33 years, including his 23-year tenure as head wrestling coach at Notre Dame High School, during which time he helped develop many district, regional, and state champions.
Toggle View Barbara Fiedler P’18
Barbara Fiedler has been with the Diocese of Allentown for twenty-five year. As a Theology teacher, she is committed to her International students’ success inside the classroom and in life. Her professional career has taken her to Japan, China, and South Korea to prepare students to transition into the American High School. Barbara is a teacher of English Language Learners, spending her summers abroad in recruitment, teaching, and curriculum development in International Schools. Barbara is inspired by learning the cultures of different countries to enhance her advocacy to fellow colleagues, and as the academic liaison in the International students at Notre Dame.
Toggle View Jaclyn Friel
Mrs. Jaclyn Friel has been at Notre Dame for five years as the Assistant Principal. Prior to coming to ND she worked as a Math teacher and Curriculum Supervisor in Northampton School District for twelve years. Mrs. Friel attended college at Kutztown University where she earned a BS in Education. She also earned Master’s Degrees from both Wilkes University and Cabrini College.
Toggle View Rosanna Gentile
A native of Brooklyn, NY, born and raised strict Roman Catholic faith, Dr. Rosanna Gentile comes to Notre Dame High School with passion and heart to teach all classes in the Business Education Department! Her previous roles were in the capacity of teaching at both Columbia Borough Junior/Senior High School and East Stroudsburg University. She partnered up with her husband in 2010 in creating the brand and seasonal business of Dr. Driveway Sealcoating Service Specialists. As sole owners and operators, summers continue to be busy! Prior to those roles Dr. Gentile served nearly 9 years in the U.S. Army as a 31R and then Fitness Specialist before completing her contracts and receiving an Honorable Discharge in 2007.
Now moved and nestled into Lower Nazareth for years to come, Dr. Gentile is happily married with their two rambunctious Italian boys Giuseppe, 4 years old, and Giovanni, 1 year old who love Jesus and their Mama most, but following close behind is their love of tackling, vigorously wrestling, and of course, CHEESE. Her very close family that is first generation to the United States, and the boys have been her biggest inspiration to be the best role model that she can be to complete her everlasting educational quest; finally, Rosanna finished her Ph.D. in 2016 and attended her Capella University graduation in New Orleans. Her Ph.D. is in Education, specializing in Training and Performance Improvement. She also holds a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Sports Management, and a Bachelors from Penn State University where she studied Kinesiology and Applied Fitness.
Toggle View Nathan Gorkos
Mr. Nate Gorkos is a native of Hellertown, PA, and went to high school at Saucon Valley. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Messiah College. Before entering education, he filled multiple roles within the publishing field.This is his first teaching position within the Diocese of Allentown.
Toggle View Geoffrey Gowey
Mr. Geoff Gowey has taught all levels of French at Notre Dame High School since January of 2003, and has also worked in the Finance Dept. here since 2005. His focus is principally on Financial Aid, the “Facts” program, and on collections, as well as assisting with other duties in hat dept. Prior to his tenure at NDHS, his career was centered in New York City, where he worked primarily for multinational French banking institutions in their International Finance divisions. Mr. Gowey was born in Cairo, Egypt, and has had the privilege of traveling extensively during his career, both for business and pleasure. He has lived in several different areas of the world, as well as a period in Paris, France. He is pleased to be able to share the fruits of these life experiences with his students. He attended City College of New York, as well as Montclair State College in New Jersey. Mr. Gowey’s native tongue is French, and it is the language in which he received his entire secondary education from French-speaking Jesuits. He and his wife Janet have one son. His interests are reading, travel, and golf.
Toggle View Shelly Jacobs
Shelly Jacobs, Aquinas teacher, received a B.S. in Psychology, and subsequently worked as an Instructor at a rehabilitation center, assisting teenagers with severe mental and physical disabilities. She then earned certifications in English as a Second Language and Reading, and then went on to receive her Masters in Education. Before coming to ND, she taught at the Pleasant Valley School District, Easton School District and Northampton Community College.
Toggle View Mandy Kopp ’99
Mandy Kopp, class of ’99, is excited to be back at Notre Dame High School, as the Director of Admissions. Prior to re-joining the Notre Dame Family, she worked as Business Analyst for America Express, GBT for 17 years.
She is an active member at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, where her two children currently attend and will be future Crusaders Class of 2028 and 2030. Mandy values her Faith and Family and is thrilled to share her passion of NDHS with past, current and future families.
Toggle View Thomas Kuehne P’22
Mr. Kuehne has been teaching theology at Notre Dame since 2001 and has been teaching in the diocese of Allentown since 1994. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Charles Borromeo in Philadelphia as well as completing a year of study in Spirituality at Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton and Graduate studies at St. Charles Borromeo. Mr. Kuehne has taught all levels of theology here at Notre Dame but has spent the most time teaching Sophomores. In addition Mr. Kuehne is a husband and father and has participated in every one of ND’s Thon programs by providing airbrush tattoos.