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Foreign Language Faculty

Academics

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Biography
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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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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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.

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Boys Soccer Head Coach

Athletics

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Craig Wrigglesworth came to the US in 2011.  Originally from England, he has experience playing and coaching both club and school soccer. In his initial years in the US he acted as Head Coach for multiple Major League Soccer-affiliated youth camps across the United States.  He simultaneously led coach education sessions for newly qualified coaches in local communities. More recently he served as Head Coach for elite girl’s teams in the EDP and Varsity teams in the colonial league located in the Lehigh Valley. He concurrently acted as Head Coach for top-tier boy’s teams in the DELCO League. Craig is involved with both Penn Fusion Lehigh Valley and Western Lehigh United.  He currently is licensed through the English FA, UEFA, USSF, and USC. He will be relocating from Palmerton where he served as the Varsity girls Head Coach for 3 years to Bethlehem, where he and his wife Emma will be closer to friends and their careers.