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Mrs. Jackie Lilly is an Aquinas teacher here at Notre Dame. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Special Education. She is also currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Mrs. Lilly has been teaching for 12 years. She is an active parishioner of St. Anne’s church in Bethlehem and an active volunteer at St. Anne’s school. Mrs. Lilly is a graduate of Notre Dame High School.
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Mrs. Mintzer has been a member of the math department at Notre Dame since 2004 and currently serves as Department Chair. She holds degrees in Mathematics from La Salle University (B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.). She is a member of the Mathematical Association of America and was the Rotary Club of Easton Teacher of the Year in 2015. When not in the classroom, Mrs. Mintzer enjoys spending time with her husband, five children and granddaughter, Ella.
Toggle View Cheryl Muller-Fenton ’75, P ’05
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Cheryl Fenton was born in Queens, New York. Her parents moved the family to Easton, Pennsylvania where she attended both St Joseph and St. Jane grade schools. Cheryl and her four siblings all graduated from Notre Dame High School. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Cheryl worked for Exxon in East Millstone, New Jersey. She worked in the field of genetic toxicology performing Ames and mouse lymphoma mutagen assays. As a faculty member, Cheryl taught anatomy and physiology, biology, forensics, human genetics and microbiology for twenty one years. She also served as the department chair for fifteen years. After leaving the classroom, Cheryl joined the administrative team as the school’s Admissions Director.
Cheryl has been involved in coaching cheerleading for thirty-five years, twenty-five years as ND’s head coach. She has also been the student council moderator at the school for twenty plus years.
When she takes time away from her Notre Dame family, Cheryl spends a great deal of time with her own family, Sierra, a 2005 graduate of Notre Dame and her two wonderful grandsons Brady and Aidan.
She feels blessed to have called Notre Dame her home for the past twenty-seven years.
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This is Heather’s fifth year teaching Spanish at Notre Dame. Before teaching at Notre Dame, Heather taught for four years at St. Thomas More School in Connecticut and St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Delaware in addition to a temporary position at Pius X High School. Heather learned Spanish studying abroad in Zaragoza, Spain during her junior year of high school. Additionally, Heather studied in Salamanca, Spain and Santiago, Chile. She is currently working on her M.Ed.
Toggle View Sal Rizzo ’82
I have been involved with the Notre Dame Speech and Debate program (fka Forensics) for 38 years. Under the tutelage of the late Mrs. Eleanor Wise, I competed as a junior and a senior. I volunteered for the program for 14 years and I have been the coach for the better part of 22 years. I have coached several state and national award winners including the 2005 National Right to Life Oratory Contest National Champion, the 2014 National Speech and Debate Association Congressional Debate House National Champion and several state champions. Also one of my students was selected to be part of Team USA in World Schools Debate. Our team has won several sweepstakes awards including a Debate Schools of Honor award from the National Speech and Debate Association and two Diocesan Cumulative Sweepstakes Championships. I currently serve as a member of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League District 8 Tournament Committee and have promoted speech and debate in several public appearances. I also had the privilege to serve on the Pennsylvania High School Speech League 2016 State Tournament Committee. I served as the PA Mideast Regional Coordinator for the National Right to Life Oratory Contest, from 1993-2014 through the support of Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Bethlehem/Easton Chapter of which I have been president since 2004.
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Ms. Amy Rogers is in her 18th year at Notre Dame High School. In that time, she has been part of the science department, physical education department, softball coach (10 yrs) and her most current role as Athletic Director.
She graduated from Liberty High School in 1988 and went on to Division I Indiana University on a full softball scholarship. She played four years at Indiana, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors in 1991. Rogers also earned a Master’s Degree from East Stroudsburg University as well as her Secondary Science Certification from Alvernia University. Amy was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Softball Hall of Fame in 2016 and the Liberty High School Hall of Fame in 2018.
Along with her job duties here at Notre Dame, Amy has been an Assistant Softball Coach at Moravian College for the last 10 years.
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Albert J. Shimkus, Jr. is Notre Dame High School’s Music Teacher and Director of Bands. Mr. Shimkus has twenty years of teaching experience in grades four through twelve with fifteen years in the Allentown Diocese. As a native of Nazareth, PA and a member of Holy Family parish, he graduated from Holy Family Elementary School and Nazareth Area High School. He attended West Chester University, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education and later Hofstra University, receiving a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education, with a concentration in Wind Band Conducting. Since 2015, Mr. Shimkus has been the director of the Easton Municipal Band, also. He resides in Allentown, PA.
Mr. Shimkus’s teaching career began as percussion instructor and assistant for the Marian Catholic High School Band of Tamaqua, PA while a junior at West Chester University. After graduation, he established an instrumental music program in Marian Catholic’s seven-partner elementary schools. This experience led to his first tenure at Notre Dame High School. As his career expanded, he spent time as a public school teacher and in the private sector. In 2015, Mr.Shimkus returned to Notre Dame High School. Throughout his teaching career, he has been the director of marching, concert and jazz bands, as well as small ensembles such as percussion and brass ensembles, pit orchestra and even a school rock band.
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Mr. Stambaugh has been in Catholic education for 19 years as a coach, teacher and now an administrator. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Lehigh University (class of 2000) where he also participated in Varsity Football and Baseball for the Mountainhawks. He was educated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel grade-school and Pius X HS (Class of ’96) and continues to work in the Allentown Diocese. He and his family (wife, Courtney and daughter Brooklyn) reside in Easton, PA. His current positions at Notre Dame Green Pond HS include Dean of Students, Head Football Coach, Local Safe Environment Coordinator and Equipment Manager.
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Norman Steinruck has been teaching at Notre Dame for the past four years. Prior to that, he taught at St. Ann’s in Emmaus and at the Seton Keough High School in Baltimore. He attended Kutztown University, where he met his wife, Jenna (ND Class of 2002). He lives in Bethlehem Township with his wife, two sons (Lincoln 3 and Lane 1) and Old English Sheepdog, Muppet. He also coaches middle school boys basketball at Moravian Academy.
Toggle View Jodi Thompson P’14, ’16, ’18
Jodi Thompson is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education. She is certified in Chemistry, Biology, and Earth and Space Science. She has been teaching for seventeen years, twelve years in public school and five at Notre Dame. She has two sons that are graduates of Notre Dame High School and one son who is currently a senior. Her interests include cooking, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.
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Toggle View Brandie Uliana
B.A. Sociology – Lebanon Valley College
M.Ed. Secondary School Counseling/Licensure – Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
I have worked as a school counselor in the Allentown Diocese since 2012. Prior to that, I spent several years working with youth transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile justice systems. In addition to my school counseling duties at Notre Dame High School, I am a member of our Student Assistance Program (SAP) team and serve as the Academic Monitor for our Concussion Management Team.
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Mrs. Vaca has been a teacher in the Diocese of Allentown for nearly four decades. She has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from East Stroudsburg University. In addition, she has completed graduate work at Allentown College, ESU, and Wilkes University. Mrs. Vaca also holds Master Catechist Certification.
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Mrs. Vail has started her 15th year as an Administrative Assistant in the Guidance Office.
Previously, Mrs. Vail worked for the Easton Area School District. She worked as a Para-professional in a 3rd-grade Inclusion classroom and as an Administrative Assistant in the Main Office at Cheston Elementary School. She also worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Guidance Office at Shawnee Middle School. She also volunteered with the Remedial Reading Program at Cheston Elementary School.