Our Staff - Jubilee Christian School

Jessica Walker - Kindergarten

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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.

 

       Jennifer Bernardo - 1st Grade

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        Degrees/Certifications: 
        Dual Certification in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
        B.S. Elementary K-5
        B.S. Early Childhood N-3

        Years in Education: Since 2011

        Education: Grove City College

        What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  The families that call Jubilee home--I love         the group of people we call our Jubilee Family! Also--I love First Grade's Caldecott Book Unit         with a large percentage of my heart. :)

        What do you like to do when you are not in school:  Spend time with my family, run,         organize things, sing and dance, craft and sew, and volunteer at the Olive Branch in Wexford.

 

       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.


       Anna Booher - 5th Grade

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        Degrees/Certifications: 
        B.S. in Education, Bible, and Early Childhood Education Pensacola, FL
        Masters in Integrated Curriculum

        Years in Education: Since 2003

        Education: 
        Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA
        Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL

        What you like best about teaching at Jubilee: Partnering with parents in sharing the gospel         through integrated curriculum

        What do you like to do when you are not in school: Spending time with my family         (especially my siblings), volunteering at church, reading, painting, gardening, and hitting up                                                                 estate sales.

 

Darcie Dedes - Physical Education

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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.


Stephanie Lang - Art

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Degrees/Certifications: 
BA in Studio Art,                                                                                                                                    

Art K-12 Certification

Years in Education: Since 2016

Education: St. Vincent College and Seton Hill University

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee: I love being able to share my faith and getting to know the student

What do you like to do when you are not in school: Spend time with my family and pets, take walks around my neighborhood, and volunteer at my church. 


      Ashley DuBois - Office Administrator

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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. 

 

 

 

 


 

April Icsman - Principal

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Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Communication Education, Master of Arts in Administrative licensing, post-graduate State Teaching and Principal's Licenses, PA and Ohio and ACSI

Years in Education: 30

Education: Miami University of Ohio, College of William and Mary, Southern Methodist University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee: The students are the best thing! Everyday I learn more about God's love thorugh Jubilee's students.

What do you like to do when you are not in school: Singing, Masterpiece Theater, traveling, writing, decorating

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