Meet Our Teachers & Staff

“The children are a blessing to me and to this school.”

Meet Our Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff make our school what it is. They are committed, caring individuals who nurture and mentor our students. They model what it means to live life as a servant of Jesus Christ.  They cultivate character inside and outside of the classroom.  We invite you to get to know the teachers and staff who will be caring for your children by reading about them below.

Principal and Grades 5-8 Teacher

Mrs. Priscilla Gonzalez

Mrs. Gonzalez graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University. She has a passion for teaching and educating children, especially the youth.  She currently lives with her husband and two children in the Lehigh Valley where they have been serving as directors for their local Pathfinders and Adventurers clubs for the past 6 years.

“As the Principal of WCS, I want to ensure that every child not only get a high quality education but that, most importantly, they have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.”

Grades 1-4 Teacher

Mrs. Trudy Koeffler

Mrs. Koeffler has been a teacher for over 30 years, 15 years of which have been at this school.  She received her Elementary teaching degree from Walla Walla  University and her masters in Early Childhood from Phoenix University.

My personal goal is that my classroom will be a place where each child feels a sense of belonging and worth. From this place of emotional security the best academic success is possible. I believe that a Christian education should exemplify the highest quality standards of education while at the same time using Biblical principles to teach our students to be good citizens. Each day I pray for my students by name before I enter the classroom and ask God to help me be aware of my students’ needs and to give them the best spiritual, emotional and academic support.”

PreK -Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Schwanda Morgan

Mrs. Morgan began her teaching career four years ago at Whitehall Christian Elementary, teaching the PreK- Kindergarten class.  She is currently attending Penn Foster College to obtain her degree in Early Childhood Education. Most importantly she enjoys having her students interact with nature.

“I believe that through the creations of God, children are able to learn to see in nature an expression of the love and the wisdom of God. I am truly passionate about teaching little hearts and minds, with so much love! I also take great pride in sharing the love of Jesus with his greatest treasure...little children!”

Pastoral Support

Pastor Carlyle Wildman

Pastor Carlyle Wildman is the district pastor of Allentown, Easton and Hope Fellowship SDA churches.  He has been pastoring for 33 years.   He taught elementary school for 7 years in Grenada and 10 years  in the Bronx, New York as a Science and Math teacher.  Pastor Wildman holds an associate degree in Education from TA Marryshow Community in Grenada.  He also has a bachelors in Theology, a masters in Religion, and another masters in pastoral ministry all from Andrews University.

“ Education should not only be for this life but for eternity. True learning includes preparation to live in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Librarian

Mrs. Doris Benson

Doris has taught in both private and public school settings in various levels and subjects including Algebra, PE, Biology and self-contained classrooms from 2nd through 10thGrades.  Before moving to Pennsylvania, she completely overhauled and automated a private school library in New Jersey, and hopes someday to fully automate the Library/Media Center at Whitehall Christian School.

“My philosophy on traditional books vs. e-books is that, although both have their places, and students have a lot to gain from both of these reading tools, nothing can replace the tactile experience of handling a traditional book, turning its pages, or sharing it with a friend.”

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Kami Benson

““It is a delight to work here at WCS. The children are a blessing to me and to this school.” ”