WYOAREA Welcomes New Staff (Part 2)

WYOAREA Welcomes New Staff (Part 2)
Posted on 01/03/2024
WYOAREA Welcomes New Staff (Part 2)Lori Hu is joining us from the BCIU this year as a member of our Science department at the Jr./Sr. High School. During her three years at the BCIU, she worked as a School Psychologist, traveling to different districts in Berks County to evaluate students for special education services. She graduated from Westminster College, New Wilmington with a major in Molecular Biology; Mount Sinai Medical School with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences/Genetics; Millersville University for her Master's of Science School Psychology; and Albright College for her Teaching Certificate. During the first few months at Wyomissing Area, Dr. Hu has noted the sense of community and school spirit, particularly during spirit week in October, and looks forward to helping each of her students have a productive high school experience. Welcome to Wyomissing Area, Dr. Hu!

After two previous years of teaching kindergarten and first grade, Rebecca Holley is now an Autistic Support Teacher at WHEC. She graduated from Cabrini University with a major in Elementary Education PK-4 with Special Education PK-8 and has her Master’s in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. When she isn’t at school, she may be traveling with her 7-year-old nephew, Xavier, or playing with her newly adopted puppy, Aurora. Ms. Holley is grateful for WHEC’s “warm and happy” environment and for all the staff who have welcomed her transition to Wyomissing Area! Welcome to the team Ms. Holley!

MaryBeth Kemp is a new member of the Science department at the Jr./Sr. High School. She attended Kean University for her Bachelor's in Biology, and Wilkes University for her Master's in Education, after which she went on to teach biology for 15 years. So far at Wyomissing Area, she’s admired her students’ work ethic and positive attitudes as well as the welcoming faculty. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Kemp enjoys teaching ballet, traveling, cleaning, and trying out new recipes. We are thrilled to introduce Ms. Kemp to the district!

Isaac Kulp joins us as an English teacher at the Jr./Sr. High School. He graduated from Alvernia University and is currently pursuing his Master's in English from Millersville University. After teaching at Governor Mifflin for the past five years, he looks forward to getting to know the students and faculty here at Wyomissing Area. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Kulp can be found rock climbing or mountaineering. He’s climbed in five different states and has recently accomplished 280 feet of adrenaline-fueled vertical fun in the Shawgunk Mountains! We’re thrilled for this new addition to our staff!

Kara Love is joining our team at the Jr./Sr. High School as an English Teacher. After discovering her passion for teaching, she transferred from RACC to Millersville University where she completed her degree this past May. Ms. Love most appreciates the tight-knit and welcoming community; “Everyone has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome, which is something I was nervous about when I first began this job!” When she’s not at school, she’s likely spending time with friends and family, reading, trying out a new coffee shop, or keeping up with her fantasy teams. We’re thrilled to have you for your first year!

Kirsten Lebo started this year as the new junior high Guidance Counselor. She attended Moravian University for her undergraduate degree in general science and secondary education and completed her graduate degree in school counseling at Kutztown University. Before becoming a Guidance Counselor, Ms. Lebo taught science for five years. Ms. Lebo enjoys the tranquility of the outdoors as she spends much time outside of the classroom hiking or reading on her porch. She appreciates that the school counseling office is a place for all students and shared that Wyomissing Area's welcoming and tight-knit community has made her transition here all the more enjoyable. Happy to have you, Ms. Lebo!