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Administration

LaBelle, Diane — Executive Consultant

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. After ten years of service to the school, LaBelle announced her retirement in September 2019, and remained as Executive Director until Jun 30, 2020. READ MORE

Comstock, Carise — Superintendent and CEO

Ccomstock@charterarts.org
Theresa Vinci, Assitant to the Superintendent & CEO, 610-868-2971 Ext. 2434

Dr. Carise Comstock is the newly appointed Superintendent and CEO at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) as of July 1, 2020.  Prior to accepting this new leadership position at Charter Arts, Dr. Comstock was the school’s building Principal from 2017-2020 during which time Charter Arts earned the 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award from the United States Department of Education.  Dr. Comstock was originally hired at Charter Arts as the Dean of Academic Affairs, Curriculum, and Instruction and held that position from 2013-2017.   READ MORE

Rosania-Harvie, Mary Jo — Assistant Principal, Class of 2021 & 2023

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, Class of 2020 & 2022

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

Covelle, Stephanie — Director of School Counseling. Last names A – C

scovelle@charterarts.org
(610) 868-2971 Ext.3130

Stephanie Covelle returns to Charter Arts as the Director of School Counseling. She is originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Stephanie came to the Lehigh Valley to attend Lehigh University as an undergraduate student. As an undergrad, she majored in English with a minor in Sociology, ultimately graduating with departmental honors. READ MORE