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LaBelle, Diane — Executive Director
(610) 868-2971 Ext. 3108

With more than 20 years experience in the field, LaBelle has become one of the premier arts education administrators in the country. Originally hired as a consultant to design and oversee construction of the GoggleWorks, LaBelle was named Executive Director in 2005 after successfully working with the board of directors to raise $15 million through a capital campaign to renovate the former Willson Goggle Factory. READ MORE

Comstock, Carise — Dean of Academic Affairs, Curriculum, and Instruction
610-868-2971 Ext. 3133

Dr. Comstock oversees academic programming, curriculum development, Keystone testing, and teacher support.  She recently completed her Doctorate in Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Urban Education Leadership, a program nationally recognized for innovation, quality, and leadership preparation. READ MORE

Fehlinger-Ricker, Sharon — Principal
(610) 868-2971 Ext. 3121

Sharon Fehlinger-Ricker was selected as the Principal of Charter Arts for the start of the 2011-2012 school year. Ms. Fehlinger-Ricker earned a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University where she also received her Principal Certification. READ MORE

Kise, AJ — Supervisor of Special Programs
610-868-2971 Ext. 3125

Mr. Kise joined the TEAM at Charter Arts as the Director of Special Education in September, 2014. Prior to coming to Charter Arts, he was an Educational Support Teacher at Bethlehem Area School District at the Middle School level assisting the Supervisor of Middle School Special Education for 6 years. Prior to that, he was a special education teacher in the East Stroudsburg Area School District for several years. READ MORE

Schubert, Joanellyn (Joey) — Dean of Student Services
610-868-2971 Ext. 3161

Ms. Schubert oversees student services that includes, but is not limited to, Student Clubs and Activities, the Student Assistance Program (SAP), and implementing discipline/behavioral management. She recently completed her second Masters in Educational Leadership and Principal’s certification (PK-12) from Lehigh University through the Allentown Principals’ Leadership Initiative, an elite program in conjunction with the US Department of Education to prepare instructional leaders with strong transformational and entrepreneurial leadership skills. READ MORE

Schurz, Cheryl — Director of Finance and Administration
(610) 868-2971 Ext. 3169

Cheryl joined the Charter Arts Administrative Team in the summer of 2006. A resident of Nazareth and a Lehigh Valley native, she is eager to serve the LVPA family of students, parents, faculty, and staff. Cheryl holds a MBA from DeSales University and a BS in Accounting and Computer Science also from DeSales University. READ MORE

Storm, Debra — Director of Institutional Development and Advancement
(610) 868-2971 Ext. 3154

Debra joined the staff as Development Director of The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, after working for eight years in non-profit fund raising. READ MORE