Our Staff - Jubilee Christian School

Our Staff

Lauren Lombardi - Kindergarten

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Degrees/Certifications: BA Psychology
MS Professional Counseling
Doctoral Candidate in Instructional Management and Leadership (PhD)
MEd Early Childhood Education

Years in Education: Since 2012

Education: Carlow University & Robert Morris University

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee: I like that I am able to openly share my faith with students through scripture, prayer, and praise. I also feel honored to serve and support students on their faith journey.

What do you like to do when you are not in school: I like to read, craft, cook, listen to music, and try new restaurants. I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and cat.


 

Deborah Alberta - 1st Grade

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Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors of Science in Education: Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped
Masters in Education: Reading Specialist
Certifications: Special Education K-12, Reading Specialist PK-12 and
Elementary Administration K-6

Years in Education: Over 20 years in both Christian and public schools

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What you like best about teaching at Jubilee: I love being a part of Christian education and providing a solid foundation for children knowing and understanding God’s Word along with being in an environment that has well established high academic standards. Being a part of a great Christian school, is the best mission field for me to be on! I love watching the students thrive knowing who they are in based upon Bible truth and fostering a love of high academic achievement and success.

What do you like to do when you are not in school: When I am not teaching I enjoy being with my family and friends, spending time learning more about God, spending time outdoors, cooking and baking and being a part of a great church community.


Kim Philipp - 2nd Grade

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Degrees/Certifications: B.A. in Education

Years in Education: 17 years at Jubilee

Education: Anderson University

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:   I value the opportunity we have to  weave God’s love and truths into everything we teach.  I love how we uniquely integrate the wonderful science and social studies units into all subject areas. And, I am personally thrilled that one of the units in second grade allows me to teach about the amazing attributes of birds! 

What do you like to do when you are not in school:  When I am at home I love to spend time with my husband and four children, watch the birds and take walks around Peters Lake. 


Michelle Struna - 3rd Grade, Interim Director of Education

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Degrees/Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education
Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
PA Certification-Elementary Education

Years in Education: 25

Education: 
Penn State University
Gannon University

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  I love being able to share the love and grace of God with my students each day! It's a blessing to see how God is the center of everything we are learning about.

What do you like to do when you are not in school: I love to spend time with my family, especially outdoors hiking. I love photography gardening and cooking.

   
   
   

 

Darla Grant - 4th Grade

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Degrees/Certifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-6)

Years in Education: Over seven years of teaching in the public and private school setting.  Most recently taught and worked as an elementary school librarian for Carlow Campus Laboratory School. 

Education: Graduate of Carlow University, May 2003

What you like best about teaching at Jubilee:  I’m so blessed to be teaching at Jubilee Christian School!  I can carry out my calling of teaching our future generation to become successful leaders and future role models and I am honored to have the opportunity to do this.  I strive to model for my students how to become life long learners. Teaching has always been my passion and purpose & I'm devoted to creating a classroom environment that welcomes all students to grow, learn, and worship the Lord together.  Incorporating God's wonder and beauty into every aspect of learning is my top priority.  

What do you like to do when you are not in school:  When I am not at school, I enjoy attending church, shopping, cooking, reading and spending time with family


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/Business Administration, ACE Youth 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. I love teaching Phys Ed because it is important to teach children the value of staying active at a young age and the many positive benefits it brings.

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, exercise, or just relax at home.


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.