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Susky Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Matthew Schiffbauer, Video Editor

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Susquehannock opens its arms to welcome 11 new faculty members.

  Some are filling positions left by a few beloved teachers.

  This includes the new physical education, health, and driver’s education teacher Joseph Krodel.

  Before coming to Susquehannock, Krodel spent time as a day to day substitute teacher in the Lancaster county school district and was an adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College teaching personal health and nutrition.

  Krodel is thrilled to meet everyone at Susquehannock.

  “I’m really just looking forward to getting to know everybody. I love learning through relationships from students and having students learn from me as well, and I love developing those relationships,…our lives that allows us to really speak truth and encouragement to one another because we are all in this together, we are all learning and striving to just get better each day, and I’m just excited to get to know the students, the staff, the faculty and be integrated into the school district and see how we can help each other out in anyway that we can,” said Krodel.

Mr. Krodel is excited to teach physical education, health, and driver’s education this year. Photo by Matthew Schiffbauer

  Other than Krodel, Anthony Sorice is the second new physical education and health teacher at the high school this year.

  Sorice will be taking the position left by his father, Tony Sorice, who retired last year after 33 years of teaching.

  Upperclassmen from last year will also remember Tyler Stipcak.

  Stipcak was a long term substitute teacher last year and is now a full time teacher.

  Stipcak is very excited to get back into the science classroom.

  “I definitely think teaching AP is the most exciting thing. The content and the scope of the course itself is really, really science and inquiry based. I’m going to enjoy doing all the labs with the students and that’s what I think I am looking forward to the most and kind of learning from that and building it from year to year,” said Stipcak.

Mr. Stipcak experimenting with “mysterious” chemicals. Photo by Matthew Schiffbauer

  Kimberly Dahr and Jeremy Sechrist will also join Stipcak in the science department this year.

  Another new and maybe familiar face is Karen DeLuca, a new addition to the English department.

  DeLuca has an impressive 18 years of teaching experience.

  She has previously worked in areas such as Baltimore City as a 3rd and 5th grade teacher, taught kindergarten and 3rd grade in Virginia, and was a kindergarten and 6th grade teacher at Shrewsbury Elementary School within the district.

  DeLuca is thrilled to see students that she previously taught at Shrewsbury.

  “It’s been great to see them in the halls, and they are all way bigger and way taller, but still the same kids that I remember from when they were younger. That has been the most exciting for me: getting to know those kids that I knew once before from one point in their lives,” said DeLuca.

Mrs. DeLuca helps a student with a problem. Photo by Matthew Schiffbauer

  The guidance office also welcomes Erin O’Connor and Courtney Hinkle with open arms.

  O’Connor has previously interned at Biglerville High School and has worked with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit where she ran an after school program.

  She is most looking forward to adjusting to her first year as a school counselor.

  “There is a lot for me to learn here, and I am excited to meet the students and the teachers and staff here and just really building relationships with the students, the staff, and just having a good time while I learn everything I need to do here,” said O’Connor.

  Coming from the other end of the experience spectrum,  Hinkle has taught for 16 years at Southwestern High School and has taught two years in Maryland.

  Throughout her years of teaching, Hinkle has always wanted to help her students with their issues and problems.

Hinkle is elated to become a member of the Susquehannock family.

  “I am very impressed with the school climate and the atmosphere and the school spirit. All of the students have made a wonderful impression on me, so I am excited to get acclimated and become a true warrior,” said Hinkle.

  In the special education department, three new staff members are also becoming true warriors.

  Frank Posner and Scotty Stokley are two new special educational teachers, and Melissa Seablom will be the new special education counselor.

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  1. Kristen Krobot on September 11th, 2017 12:27 pm

    Welcome to the new teachers!!!!!!

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