Administration

LaBelle, Diane — Executive Director & CEO

dlabelle@charterarts.org
(610) 868-2971 Ext. 3108

Diane LaBelle became the Executive Director & CEO of The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) in June 2010.  She brought with her twenty years of experience as one of the premier arts and education administrators in the country.  Upon arrival at Charter Arts, which had been operating out of a restored factory building for seven years, LaBelle began working with the Board of Directors to plan the development of a brand-new facility that would meet the needs of one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation. READ MORE

Comstock, Carise — Principal

Ccomstock@charterarts.org
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

Grennan, Ashlee — Director of Special Education

agrennan@charterarts.org
610-868-2971 Ext. 3125

Ashlee Grennan grew up in upstate New York. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from SUNY Oneonta.  She later received a Master’s Degree in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University, a Program Specialist Certificate for ESL from Penn State, and a Supervisory Certificate from East Stroudsburg University.  She has a background in special education working with students in learning support, students with autism, and student with emotional disturbances.  She currently lives in the Poconos with her husband and two children. READ MORE

Rosania-Harvie, Mary Jo — Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11

mrosania@charterarts.org
610-868-2971 Ext., 3161

Mrs. Rosania-Harvie came to Charter Arts in 2017 from a 17 year career in arts and education and a 20 year ongoing career as an artist. Her focus is on overall school and community safety, culture and wellness.  A resident of the Lehigh Valley, she has always considered herself an artist-teacher. She first earned her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a minor in Theater and K-12 teaching certification from Kutztown University. READ MORE

Schurz, Cheryl — Director of Finance and Administration

cschurz@charterarts.org
(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 Charter Arts 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

Sheldon, Lauren — Assistant Principal, Grades 10 &12

lsheldon@charterarts.org
610-868-2971 Ext. 3121

Ms. Sheldon completed her undergraduate work at Lafayette College, graduating with an English major, French minor, and secondary education certificate. After college, she taught English and 21st century skills at North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, New Jersey for 13 years. She worked closely with teams of teachers to develop and revise curriculum and to infuse her classrooms with student-centered, technology-enriched lessons. During her tenure at North Hunterdon, Ms. Sheldon completed her Masters of Educational Leadership through Centenary University and currently holds certificates as a supervisor and K-12 principal. READ MORE

Storm, Debra — Director of Institutional Development and Advancement

dstorm@charterarts.org
(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