MaryBeth Celona serves as the director of St. Stephen's School as well as lead teacher for the 3 Day AM 4-year-olds class. She attended Stonehill College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. 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 35 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. She is excited about the opportunity to work with children in the classroom.
Jamie Conrad teaches the 5 Day Full Day Transitional Pre-K at St. Stephen’s School. She graduated from William Allen High School and then became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Therapy from Lock Haven University. Mrs. Conrad worked one-on-one with autistic children as a Therapeutic Staff Support. She went on to earn her teaching certification from Kutztown University. Mrs. Conrad started her teaching career in 2003 at Saucon Valley Elementary School where she taught second and third grades. Mrs. Conrad is very excited to be teaching the preschool classes. Mrs. Conrad has been married to her husband John for over 15 years. They have four children. She has two daughters who graduated from St. Stephen’s and she also has boy/girl twins who attend St. Stephen’s School. Mrs. Conrad loves spending time with her family. Her hobbies include photography, painting, reading and crocheting.
Marne Dietrick is St. Stephen's Kindergarten teacher. After graduating from West Hempstead High School in her native Long Island, New York, she received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education at Buffalo State College. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education through Wilkes University. For four years, Mrs. Dietrick worked as a full-day Kindergarten teacher in Alexandria City public school 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.
Susan Gunkle is a teacher for the 2 Day AM 3 year-old class. She graduated from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa with a Bachelors degree in elementary education in 1992. Mrs. Gunkle has been an early childhood educator for the past 25 years throughout the Lehigh Valley. She has also taught theater arts to children from ages 4 to 18. When she is not educating young minds she is busy acting, singing and directing in several community theaters in the area. She is happily married to her husband Richard and the very proud mother of her two sons Jayson and Dominic.
Terri Kramer teaches 4 Day AM and PM 4 year-old classes at St. Stephen's School. She graduated from Welch High School in her native West Virginia and then attended Lehigh Carbon Community College where she earned her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Kramer began working at St. Stephen's in 2000 in the Extended Care program and was a teacher 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.
Meghan McClellan teaches 3 Day AM and PM 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 in 2007 and a 2011 graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in reading. While attending Shippensburg, Mrs. McClellan was a four year scholar athlete in swimming. After graduation, she substituted in the Parkland School District while working a human resources position at a local retailer. 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.
Martina Schannauer teaches a 4 Day AM 4 year-old class as well as Kindergarten physical education at St. Stephen’s School. After graduating from Catasaqua High School, she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education from Wilkes University. Mrs. Schannaeur joined the St. Stephen’s team in 2005, but, before that, she was an instructional aide at Scheckler Elementary School in Catasaqua and a Title I teacher at Shafer Elementary School in Nazareth. She is married to her husband, Steve, and together they have two daughters. Mrs. Schannaeur is a field hockey coach and also a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Whitehall. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her two dogs and playing games with her daughters.
Stephanie Snyder teaches a 2 Day AM 3 year-old class along with a 3 Day AM 4 year-old class at St. Stephen's. After graduating from Central Catholic High School, she earned her Bachelor degree in Sociology from West Chester University. Mrs. Snyder resides in Whitehall with her three daughters. She also coaches girls basketball for Hokey Park and Whitehall Middle School.