Our Staff - Jubilee Christian School

Cathy Robinson - Kindergarten

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Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors from Point Park University, Montessori Certification grades 1-3, Licensed Teacher of Cosmetology /Pennsylvania

Years in Education: Seven

Education: Point Park University 

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  What I like best about teaching at Jubilee is speaking, praying and teaching about who God is to my students.

What do you like to do when you are not in school: When I’m not at Jubilee, I like to cook and bake from “scratch”, spend time with my family, friends, and dog. (not necessarily in that order).


Jessica Walker - 1st Grade

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Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors Degree in Education and Certified Prek-4th Grade 

Years in Education: Since 2017

Education: Duquesne University

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  I like Jubilee because of the amazing people that make up this school. Everybody is so welcoming and you can truly see God’s love through each of the children, teachers, staff, and families.

What do you like to do when you are not in school:  I like to spend time with my family and friends. My favorite thing to do is go to hockey games and cheer on the Pittsburgh Penguins. I also like to take my dog to the park and spend time outdoors.


Kim Philipp - 2nd Grade

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Degrees/Certifications: B.A. in Education

Years in Education: Since 2006

Education: Anderson University

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  I feel very blessed that we are free to weave God’s Truth into everything that we teach. I love our unit materials and integrating them into all subject areas.

What do you like to do when you are not in school:  One of my greatest joys is spending time with my family.


Michelle Struna - 3rd Grade, Interim Director of Education

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Degrees/Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction

Years in Education: Since 1996

Education: 
Penn State University
Gannon University

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  There are many things, but I LOVE the integrated approach to learning. Having God at the CENTER of all that we do is the best way for students to learn. They are constantly making connections, and can see how God has perfectly designed our world. I am thankful for the opportunity to plan lessons that provide a real-world, hands-on approach to learning. Teaching at Jubilee is not just a job. As a former/current Jubilee parent, I have experienced, first-hand, the wonderful education Jubilee has provided for my own children. I am blessed to be part of the wonderful family that is Jubilee.

What do you like to do when you are not in school:  I enjoy spending time with my family. I love to cook, garden, and take hikes in the woods.


Renee Skinner - 4th Grade

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Degrees/Certifications:  Teacher's Certification K - 6

Years in Education: Since 2007

Education: Cambridge College, Boston, MA and PA teaching certification Point Park

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  Jubilee has become one more way for me to serve God and share the word of the Lord.  It is both a blessing and an honor to be on the staff this year.  

What do you like to do when you are not in school:  When I am not in school, I love to study the Bible, read memoirs, volunteer in my community as a deacon and member of MLEPC, cook vegetarian food, work in the garden, practice yoga, play the piano, try new restaurants with my husband and spend time with family and friends.


Kate McKerley - 5th and 6th Grade

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Degree/Certifications: B.S. Degree in Elementary Education K-6th

Years in Education: Since 2019

Education: Regent University 

What do you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  As a former student of Jubilee, I love Jubilee's unique culture and curriculum and that staff, students, and parents can come together to provide a God-centered school experience.

What do you like to do when you are not in school: I like to spend time with my family, friends, and church growth group. My main two pastimes are that I am an avid reader and love playing volleyball. 


Darcie Dedes - Physical Education & Office Administrator

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Degree/Certifications: BS Environmental Conservation, ACE Group Fitness certified

Years in Education: Since 2016

Education: California University of Pennsylvania

What do you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  We are like a family. The teachers, children and parents make it an enjoyable place to work.

What do you like to do when you are not in school: When not at school I like to spend time with my family, read, and exercise.


Ashley Blesh - Office Consultant & Marketing

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What you like best about working at Jubilee:  I love the fact that I get to pour love and encouragement into the kids every day, support an amazing school and work with the best staff on the planet. 

What do you like to do when you are not in school:  I like to spend time with my family, garden, go for walks and travel each year to Canada for our annual summer vacation. 


Dr. Darla Posney - Principal

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Degrees/Certifications: Seton Hill University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Early Childhood Education with Nursery School -3rd grade teaching certification, Drexel University:  Master of Science in Instruction with K-12 Principal Certification, Argosy University:  Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration Pennsylvania Certified in Early Childhood Education and K-12 Principal Certification

Years in Education: 31 years

Education: Seton Hill University, Drexel University and Argosy University

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  The family atmosphere that permeates everything we do.   We are a school built by families, who are the first and most important educators of their children.  

What do you like to do when you are not in school: Read, travel (especially to London), spend time with my family and just enjoy life!

 

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