Teachers &
Teaching Assistants

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Kindergarten

Mrs. Dietrick - Kindergarten Teacher

Marne Dietrick is St. Stephen's Kindergarten teacher. She is originally from Long Island, NY.  Mrs. Dietrick previously worked as a full-day Kindergarten teacher in Alexandria, Virginia.  She now resides in the Lehigh Valley with her husband, John, and her two daughters, Chelsea and Paige.  She enjoys spending her spare time either reading or being with her family.

Mrs. Kulhamer - Kindergarten Assistant

JoAnn Kulhamer is a teaching assistant for the Kindergarten class at St. Stephen’s School.  Mrs. Kulhamer joined the St. Stephen’s staff in 1998.  Mrs. Kulhamer and her husband, John, have two sons, John and Justin. In her spare time, she finds pleasure in crafts, especially scrapbooking, gardening and cooking. 

Transitional Pre-K

Mrs. Celona - Director & Transitional Pre-K Teacher

MaryBeth Celona has served as the director of St. Stephen's School since 2014 and is also the lead teacher for the 5 Day Transitional Pre-K class.  She owned and operated her own preschool and kindergarten called Bunnies and Blocks in Dover, NH for 25 years. At the school, she served as the director, along with teaching kindergarten and 4-year-old classes. She has over 40 years of experience working in early childhood education. A move to be closer to her family brought her to Pennsylvania. She lives in Breinigsville and has a son, Thomas, and a daughter, Kasey, who both reside in Eastern Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. Casey - Transitional Pre-K Assistant

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Mrs. Matika - Transitional Pre-K Assistant

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4-Year-Old Monday-Thursday Classes

Mrs. Kramer - 4-day 4-year old Teacher

Terri Kramer teaches one of our 4-day 4-year-old class at St. Stephen's School.  Mrs. Kramer began working at St. Stephen's in 2000 in the Extended Care program and was a teaching assistant before becoming a classroom teacher.  She and her late husband, Michael, have four children: three girls and one boy.  She also has pets: three cats and a dog.  Some of Mrs. Kramer's hobbies include reading, photography, and crafts.

Mrs. Gier - 4-day 4-year-old Teacher

Kristy Gier teaches one of our 4 day, 4-year old class at St. Stephen's.  Kristy previously worked as a registered nurse in both Delaware and Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Gier and her husband, Josh,  reside in Whitehall with their kids Tyler and Julia.  Both are proud alumni of St Stephens. In her free time Mrs. Gier loves going to the beach and spending time with family and friends in between cheering on her kids at their soccer games.  


Mrs. Bajor - 4-day 4-year old Assistant

Laura Bajor is a teaching assistant with Mrs. Kramer. Mrs. Bajor resides in Whitehall with her husband Jeff and daughter Ashley. She loves to go to the beach, interior decorating, cooking, movies & outdoor activities.

Ms. Batza - 4-day 4-year-old Assistant

Diane Batza, born in Northampton, Pennsylvania, is a teaching assistant with Mrs. Gier.  She has been working at St. Stephen’s since 2005.  Mrs. Batza is retired from Sapita Cheese and General Electric.   She has one son and four grandchildren and they all came to St. Stephen’s.  Her hobby is bowling and she likes NASCAR and college football.  She is a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Whitehall. 

Mrs. Mula - 4-day 4-year old Assistant

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4-Year-Old Monday-Wednesday-Friday Classes

Mrs. McClellan - 3-day 4-year-old Teacher

Meghan McClellan teaches 3-day 4-year-old and 2-day 3-year-old classes as well as being the lead Extended Care teacher at St. Stephen's.  She is a local graduate of Parkland High School. While attending Shippensburg, Mrs. McClellan was a four year scholar athlete in swimming. She currently resides in Allentown with her husband, Sean. In her free time, Mrs. McClellan loves to play sports and go to the beach. She is also huge Penn State fan and frequently attends football games.

Mrs. Brem - 3-day 4-year-old Teacher

Lauren Brem teaches 3-day 4-year-old and 2-day 3-year-old classes at St. Stephen's. Lauren previously taught third grade in the Allentown School District for 10 years. She is married and has two sons, Jack and Danny. She enjoys reading, going to the beach, crafting, and watching her sons' baseball games. 

Mrs. Ritter - 3-day 4-year-old Assistant

Ann Marie Ritter is a teaching assistant in Mrs. McClellan's classes.  In 2000, she became a member of the St. Stephen's staff.  Mrs. Ritter has been a Sunday school teacher at her church, Shepherd of the Hills in Whitehall, and has also been a Cub Scout troop leader. She and her husband, Craig, have two sons.  Some of her hobbies and interests include football, fishing, crabbing, motorcycles, crafts and bowling. 

Mrs. Matika - 3-day 4-year-old Assistant

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3-Year-Old Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday Class

Mrs. Matejicka - 3-day 3-year-old Teacher

Meredith Matejicka teaches the Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 3 yr old class at St. Stephen's School.   Meredith worked in the education departments at both the Philadelphia Zoo as well as the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE before being a veterinary technician for 5 years.   She currently resides in Northampton with her husband, Scott, and their three children, Wyatt, Gemma and Finley.  In her free time, Meredith enjoys spending time with her family and watching her kids participate in baseball and gymnastics.   

Mrs. Shultz - 3-day 3-year-old Assistant

Sara Shultz is a teaching assistant with Mrs. Matejicka's class. Her education includes a degree in Elementary Education with experience as a substitute teacher in the Whitehall-Coplay School District. She resides in Whitehall with her husband and three children. Sara enjoys spending time with family, attending her kids' athletic activities, and going on nature walks with her dog 

3-Year-Old Tuesday & Thursday Classes

Mrs. McClellan - 2-day 3-year-old Teacher

Meghan McClellan teaches 3-day 4-year-old and 2-day 3-year-old classes as well as being the lead Extended Care teacher at St. Stephen's.  She is a local graduate of Parkland High School. While attending Shippensburg, Mrs. McClellan was a four year scholar athlete in swimming. She currently resides in Allentown with her husband, Sean. In her free time, Mrs. McClellan loves to play sports and go to the beach. She is also huge Penn State fan and frequently attends football games.

Mrs. Brem - 2-day 3-year-old Teacher

Lauren Brem teaches 3-day 4-year-old and 2-day 3-year-old classes at St. Stephen's. Lauren previously taught third grade in the Allentown School District for 10 years. She is married and has two sons, Jack and Danny. She enjoys reading, going to the beach, crafting, and watching her sons' baseball games. 

Mrs. Ritter - 2-day 3-year-old Assistant

Ann Marie Ritter is a teaching assistant in Mrs. McClellan's classes.  In 2000, she became a member of the St. Stephen's staff.  Mrs. Ritter has been a Sunday school teacher at her church, Shepherd of the Hills in Whitehall, and has also been a Cub Scout troop leader. She and her husband, Craig, have two sons.  Some of her hobbies and interests include football, fishing, crabbing, motorcycles, crafts and bowling. 

Mrs. Casey - 2-day 3-year-old  Assistant

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