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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 — Chief of Artistic Programs and Events/Co-Principal

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

Mrs. Rosania-Harvie came to Charter Arts in 2017 from an 18-year career as an art educator and supervisor in New Jersey, and a 20-year ongoing career as an artist. Her focus is on the arts and overall school and community culture. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts with a minor in Theater and K-12 art education 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 — Chief of Core Curriculum & Engagement, Co-Principal Federal Programs Coordinator

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 Specialized Services

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

Stephanie Covelle is employed by Charter Arts as the Director of Specialized Services.  Stephanie assumes this role after serving as the Director of School Counseling and School Counselor for the past 16 years. She is originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. READ MORE