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Girls Basketball Head Coach

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Theology Faculty

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Biography

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.

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Fine Arts Faculty

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William Lahouchak is a graduate of Nazareth Area High School, Northampton Community College and Kutztown University. This is his 14th year teaching Art at Notre Dame. He shares a home with his two dogs Teak and Remus. He enjoys all types of outdoor activities, building guitars, playing drums, cooking, eating and most of all solitude.

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Girls Soccer Head Coach

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Aquinas Program Faculty

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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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Accountant

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Golf Head Coach

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Math Department Chair

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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.

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Admissions Director, Cheerleading Head Coach

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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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Science Department Chair

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Biography

Mrs. Nicolello has been in Catholic education for 11 years as a teacher at Notre Dame and for 2 years in the public school system as a teacher in North Salem, New York.   She received her Bachelor of Science- Animal Science Pre-Veterinary from Cornell University (class of 1990) and her Masters of Education in Secondary Biology from Iona College with a 4.0 (class 2007). She attended St. Ignatius Loyola grade-school and Dominican Academy  (Class of ’86) in Manhattan. She and her family (husband, Stephen and children, Mary, Stephen and Claire) reside in Nazareth, PA. She is currently the Science Department Chairperson and Notre Dame Theatre Technical Director.

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Foreign Language Faculty

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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.

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Boys Soccer Head Coach

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I live in Forks Twp. with my wife and 2 kids soccer is a passion of mine. I have been involved in club soccer for 5 years I hold a D National license. I am the president of Forks Soccer Club I also coach 04 boys team that went unbeaten. I also work with entire club and coaches in the club to run my style of play.

12 travel  team tournament victories

I set Notre Dame school record with a 20-5 record

Colonial league finalist

District Xi Champions

Semi finals of states

3 first team players

1 second team player

2 all state nominations

 2017 Morning Calls coach of the year

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Speech and Debate Coach

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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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Physical Education Faculty, Athletic Director

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Work Phone: (610) 868-1431 Ext. 118 Profile Page: Amy Rogers
Biography

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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Girls Softball Head Coach

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Science Faculty

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Mr. Shevalier holds a Master of Arts Degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of New York in Binghamton (now Binghamton University), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology from Rutgers University.  Mr. Shevalier recently retired from a 31-year career as a public High School Science teacher in New Jersey, the last 12 years of which he was the Science Department Supervisor for Voorhees High School in Hunterdon County, NJ.  Currently, Mr. Shevalier teaches Biology 1 and Honors Biology courses at Notre Dame High School during the day, and Anatomy and Physiology I and II courses in the evenings at Northampton Community College.

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Fine Arts Faculty, Band and Color Guard

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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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Dean of Students, Football Head Coach

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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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Theology Faculty

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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.