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Teacher Tales: Mrs. Yoder

Teacher Tales: Mrs. Yoder

Kaci Joy, Lengel Lingo Staffer

January 24, 2020

Mrs. Yoder is our new school counselor at DHHL. She has been working here for three months so far. She was a school counselor in Reading before coming to Lengel. She went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and studied psychology, and West Chester University for school counseling. She grew up in Pottsville,...

Teacher Tales (Nurse Notes): Mrs. Sippel

Teacher Tales (Nurse Notes): Mrs. Sippel

McKenzie Bowers, Staffer

January 23, 2020

Mrs. Sippel is the school nurse here at DHH Lengel. She has two daughters and a granddaughter. She also has a cat named Dexter who is seven years old. If she wasn't a school nurse, she would be in forensic investigation. Her favorite animal is an otter because they are always happy and carefree and always...

Teacher Tales: Mr. Schuettler

Teacher Tales: Mr. Schuettler

Cordelia Tobias and Julianna Rascavage

January 13, 2020

Mr. Schuettler is our school's librarian, who you can obviously find in the library most days! He's also in the cafeteria quite often doing lunch duties and helping out with morning and after-school duties outside. When asked what his favorite part of being a librarian is, he said, "I like that I can...

Teacher Tales: Miss Wood

Teacher Tales: Miss Wood

Rhyan Brennan, Julianna Rascavage, and Cordelia Tobias

November 22, 2019

Our middle school was fortunate to welcome a new face to the 5th grade team -- Miss Wood! Her favorite sports team is Penn State, because that's where she went to college. She graduated from Penn State earlier this year. Although Miss Wood doesn't currently have any pets, she used to have a fish that...

Teacher Tales: Ms. Boyer

Teacher Tales: Ms. Boyer

Olivia Pacovsky, Staffer

November 21, 2019

2019-2020 is Ms. Boyer's first year teaching at DHH Lengel Middle School, where she co-teaches science and teaches special education. Ms. Boyer’s favorite teacher was Mr. McGreen in fourth grade because he was, “really down to earth and cared about his students.” She graduated from Minersville...

Teacher Tales: Mr. Tenaglia

Teacher Tales: Mr. Tenaglia

Maxwell Clews, Staffer

November 19, 2019

Mr. Tenaglia likes to coach the 7th and 8th grade girls' basketball team here at DHHL, and he also is helping with the JV and Varsity teams at the high school. He teaches 7th grade math and Keystone algebra 1. He is a new math teacher at DHHL for the 2019-2020 school year. He first taught at Saint Clair for five year...

Teacher Tales: Ms. Focht

Teacher Tales: Ms. Focht

Autumn Cover, Staffer

November 18, 2019

Ms. Focht is a new teacher to DHH Lengel, and she teaches life skills in room 105. You might remember her from last year as being our building substitute. She was hired full time this year as a special education teacher. Ms. Focht chose to teach special education because she loves working with kids....

Teacher Tales: Mrs. Menchefsky

Teacher Tales: Mrs. Menchefsky

Justine Siminitus, Staffer

October 15, 2019

Mrs. Menchefsky is a health and science teacher here at DHH Lengel. She has been employed by the Pottsville Area School District since 2006, but this is her first year teaching in the middle school. In previous years, she was a teacher at the high school. Before Mrs. Menchefsky started her teaching career,...

Teacher Tales: Mrs. Maroukis

Teacher Tales: Mrs. Maroukis

Faith Accardi, Staffer

October 10, 2019

Mrs. Maroukis is a math and special education teacher at DHH Lengel and she loves teaching. Before teaching at DHHL, she taught 4th grade at John S. Clarke. She has two sons, both boys, named Averey and Ashton. Averey is 13 and in 7th grade here, and Ashton is nine and attends JSC. The Maroukis family...

Teacher Tales: Mrs. Pothering

Teacher Tales: Mrs. Pothering

McKenzie Bowers, Staffer

October 8, 2019

Mrs. Pothering is a new science teacher here at DHHL, and you can find her teaching in room 212. She has a German shepherd named Nash, and lives with her husband and daughter. If she won a thousand dollars, she would put it towards a vacation. If Mrs. Pothering could choose where to go on vacation, she...

Teacher Tales: Mr. Maley

Teacher Tales: Mr. Maley

EmmaJoan Fox, Staffer

October 7, 2019

Although we have heard some of his motivating speeches or have gotten a fist bump in the hallway, many of us don't know as much about our principal, Mr. Maley. Here are some interesting things about him. Mr. Maley's favorite color is blue because he has always been drawn to that color. You might see...

Teacher Tales: Mr. Wartella

Teacher Tales: Mr. Wartella

Maxwell Clews, Staffer

October 3, 2019

Mr. Wartella played football, basketball, and baseball when he was a kid. He loved them all, but he said that baseball was his first love. He went to DHH Lengel Middle School, then graduated from Pottsville Area High School. The Yankees are his favorite MLB team. He attended East Stroudsburg University...

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