AWESOME ELECTIVES

At CELA, our wonderfully gifted and talented staff steps up to the plate and excels yet again! Our teachers and staff share their vast knowledge and experience through special elective courses that are offered each trimester to our Middle School students.

We are so very grateful that CELA is able to offer a plethora of fun, educational, challenging, and fulfilling courses as a part of our curriculum, thanks to the generosity and dedication of our awesome staff.

Click here to see this year’s course selections; below each course title is the name of the teacher or staff member that is teaching that class. To learn more about these dynamic teachers and staff members, read their full bios by clicking on the link below their name on this page.

Meet the CELA Staff

Bios for staff members are posted here as they are introduced via email.

Jeanne Andreski
Middle School Math

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Katie Ausen
Music Teacher

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Kristine Bertling
Art Teacher

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Nicole Daniels

Christian Values and
Leadership Development (CVLD)
& Community Relations

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Katie DeStefano
2nd Grade

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Meghan Dwyer
5th Grade

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Jennifer Ellis
1st Grade

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Mikalah Fallon
Technology Integrator/Teacher

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Megan Fingleton
1st Grade

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Kristin Finn
3rd Grade

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Naomi Fulton
Middle School Math

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Jen Garity
Middle School Reading and Writing

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Randy Hake
Band Director

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Evan L. R. Hays
Chapel Facilitator and Middle School Social Studies

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Katie Hucke
Front Office Reception & Attendance

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Laura Johannsen
4th Grade

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Kelly Kliefoth
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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Jessica Mazur
5th Grade

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Erin Meinel
Kindergarten Teacher

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Gina Perone
4th Grade

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Sarah Recht
Middle School Math

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Lyn Reiter
3rd Grade

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Allenha Santiago
Kindergarten Teacher

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Cindy Schultz
4K Teacher

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Ashley Sonderman
Middle School Science

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Jeff Stark
Spanish

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Susan Visconti
Physical Education Teacher & Athletic Director

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Bonnie Wehnes
Assistant to Head of School

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Middle School Electives


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Dr. Don Galster

Dr. Galster brings an extensive amount of experience and credentials to CELA through his incredibly impressive education and work history.
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