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Technology Faculty, Network Administrator

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Biography

John Tague began his teaching career at ND in the fall of ’87. During that time he has taught nearly every class offered by the math department as well as several computer courses. He served as math department chairman and the Disciplinarian of the school for many years. He has been the network administrator of the school and provides technical support to faculty and staff. John coached football and track, and was the ski club moderator for more than 20 years. John and is wife are avid skiers and enjoy sailing on Lake Ontario in the summer.

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Science Faculty

Academics

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Biography

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.

Classes

  • AP Chemistry
  • Chemistry 1
  • Honors Chemistry

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Cafeteria Staff

Staff

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English Faculty

Academics

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Biography

As a resident of Phillipsburg, NJ, Mr. Toupin comes to Notre Dame High School as a recent college graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where Mr. Toupin received a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education/ English. As a student, he graduated Cum laude. Mr. Toupin built his education philosophy around student-centered learning, which he carried into his student teaching placement at Kutztown Area High School in Kutztown, Pennsylvania where he taught twelfth grade British Literature. Following his efforts, he established a great learning environment for his students, which he hopes to continue to bring into his classroom at Notre Dame High School. Mr. Toupin is a firm believer that every student has the capacity to learn and succeed at the highest level, and as long as he is a teacher at Notre Dame, he will work beyond his limits to ensure each student has received a top quality education from his classroom.

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Guidance Counselor

Guidance

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Biography

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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English Department Chair

Academics

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Biography

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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Administrative Assistant

Guidance

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Biography

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.

 

 

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Foreign Language Faculty

Academics

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Miss Elizabeth van Horn has been teaching at Notre Dame HS for 2 months and is immensely enjoying the new experience. Elizabeth began her career in education teaching English as a second language to adults at Northampton Area Community College. She graduated from Lycoming College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2017. She spent 1 year studying at Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany. While in Europe, she traveled to 11 different countries; Spain, Croatia and Austria were some of her favorite countries to explore.

During college, she played Division III lacrosse and was active in both Spanish and German club.

She is a Bethlehem native and has a wonderful family who resides here as well.

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Wrestling Head Coach

Athletics

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Science Faculty, Boys Tennis Coach

Academics, Athletics

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Biography

Gene Wakeman majored in Physics and Math earning a Bachelors of Science from Houghton College.  He also conducted graduate studies in Dielectric Physics at Rutgers University and Science Education at NJ College and Wilkes University.

He started his career teaching all the sciences and some math at Central Jersey Christian High School in Asbury Park, NJ.  After 9 years of teaching, finding himself married, starting a family, and needing a greater income he changed careers to industrial research.  He spent the next 23 years as a research scientist for Union Carbide and Minerals Technologies (Pfizer).  After losing his wife of 22 years to breast cancer, he remarried to a teacher and went back into teaching at Lehigh Valley Christian High School (3 years), Wm. Allen High School (4 years), and finally Notre Dame.

He has three children and his wife has three. Between them, they have 12 grandchildren, 10 of whom live in the area, which keeps them both very busy.  He is an Elder (20 years) at New Covenant Community Christian Church (NC4) where they are both very involved.  Other interests include Bible study, golf, tennis, and shooting.

At Notre Dame he teaches AP Physics, Honors Physics, CP Physics, and Physical Science for the last six years. He also coaches boys tennis.

When asked about how he feels about teaching at Notre Dame, he consistently responds that it is the great students which make every day of teaching so special.

 

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International Student Coordinator

Staff

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Biography

Mrs. Weber has been employed at Notre Dame for 20 years, and currently serves as the International Student Program Coordinator.  As Peer Listener moderator (11 years), she trains students to assist their peers.  Her professional experience includes more than 25 years working with Special Needs teens and adults, and she was employed for several years at DeSales University in the admissions office.