Meet the Faculty & Staff
Like a traditional school, Keystone has a team of educators and administrators that provides academic and administrative student support. The Keystone Team is always just a call or email away.
Erica Rhone – Head of School
Erica has over 10 years of education experience in a variety of settings including traditional education and online and blended learning. She has a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University, and completed her M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lock Haven University. In her role as Head of School, Erica guides and directs the academic programs for Keystone and is responsible for ensuring that Keystone maintains the highest standards in academic quality and delivery of educational services to our students and families.
Jennifer Wynings – Senior Director of School Operations
Jennifer has more than 15 years’ experience in distance education. Jennifer attended Penn State University, majoring in International Business. As Senior Director of School Operations for Keystone, she oversees Student Admissions, Student Services, Data Processing, Logistics and Technical Support. She leads her teams to strive for the highest level of service to ensure satisfaction for all students, families and school officials. Jennifer also leads operational collaboration efforts with other school departments to help Keystone students succeed.
Meet Our Staff
Guidance Services Staff
Morgan Decoteau, Guidance Counselor
Morgan Decoteau has over 15 years of school counseling experience working with students in traditional bricks and mortar schools as well as with those who attend school online. She has an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication from Bloomsburg University and earned her Master’s Degree from American Military University in Guidance and School Counseling. She is certified to work with Elementary and Secondary students. Morgan previously worked at The Keystone School in 2012-2013 where she was recognized by both her students and the National Society for High School Scholars as an “Educator of Distinction”. She loves getting to know the unique story each Keystone student has to tell and especially enjoys helping seniors with their college and career goals. She’s happy to be back at Keystone!
Mallery Raup, Guidance Counselor
Mallery Raup obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University. After working in the addictions/substance abuse field for a few years, Mallery went to Capella University and received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She is currently one of the school counselors at The Keystone School and is excited to work directly with students to help them reach their full academic, career and personal potential. Outside of Keystone Mallery likes to spend time with her husband and daughter, spoil her Saint Bernard and German Shorthair Pointer, ride motorcycle and relax at their cabin.
Nikki Laubach, Guidance Assistant
Danielle McDormand, Guidance Assistant
Aubrie Aikey, Guidance Assistant
Debbie Young, Contact Center Manager
Jennifer Romano, Student Support Supervisor
Taryn Harris, Student Support Representative
Rena Hanna, Student Support Representative
Renee Keefer, Student Support Representative
Kayla Wright, Student Support Representative
April Lee Eisenhauer, Student Support Representative
Jessica Sheatler, Student Support Representative
Vallerie Fowler, Student Support Representative
Brittany McKee, Student Support Representative
Cheryl Rettig, Student Support Representative
Brooklyn Zwinklis, Student Support Representative
Kathleen Carroll, Student Support Representative
Matthew Freeman, Student Support Representative
Kelsie Kellen, Student Support Representative
Ashley Qualls, Student Support Representative
Student Engagement Support
Aubree Kresch, Manager of Student Engagement
Aubree attended Bloomsburg University where she received a BA in Mass Communications. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Human Development and Family Studies. As a Student Success Advisor she hopes to plan, develop and implement new motivational strategies for Keystone students. In addition, she loves the sense of community Keystone students and family members provide, and cannot wait to grow among them.
Daniel Puentes, Student Success Advisor
Daniel attended Kaplan University where he received a BS in Criminal Justice. He is a Student Success Advisor for The Keystone School. As a Student Success Advisor, Daniel helps students and their families get started as well as help keep students on track to be successful learners at Keystone. Using his past experiences, he wants to support families in guiding their learners to accomplish the educational goals set before them.
Ryan Lombardo, Student Success Advisor
Ryan attended Bloomsburg University where he received a BS in Early Childhood Education and with a specialization in Language Arts. He was a substitute teacher in several local school districts as well as an English and math tutor for elementary aged students. Ryan started Keystone as a Student Admissions Representative and transitioned to a Student Success Advisor. He is looking forward to using his knowledge of education and his experience here at Keystone to support our students and families throughout their educational careers.
Natalie Bond, Student Success Advisor
Natalie obtained her BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. While in Clarion, she worked as the Recruitment Coordinator for the Honors Program at Clarion University. After moving back home and dabbling in the medical field, she has decided to return to the world of education. Her goal as a Student Success Advisor is to help students reach their full academic potential through motivational strategies that are not only engaging, but entertaining as well.
Bridget Blosser, Student Success Advisor
Bridget attended Bennington College with a concentration in English Literature and Japanese. She was a tutor and teacher’s aide at local schools, providing assistance to students who require additional assistance. Bridget began her career at Keystone as a Student Services Representative, but has transitioned to a Student Success Advisor.
She wants to use her experience to support families to achieve their goals in independent learning.
Data Processing and Logistics
Breanne Laubach: Data Processing
Holly Newhart, Logistics
Shannon Fisher, Data Processing
Meet Our Faculty
Elizabeth Jones, Deputy Head of School, Adult Learning
Elizabeth attended Mansfield University in Pennsylvania where she received a BSE in Social Studies Education. Her excitement for education then prompted her to continue on and get her Master’s degree in Education, also from Mansfield University. Elizabeth has worked with The Keystone School for a number of years and has seen the school grow over that time. As Deputy Head of School for Adult Learning, Elizabeth helps adult learners who are looking to earn their high school diploma find the best path forward. She is excited to working with adult learners from all different backgrounds and helping them reach their goals.
Angela Stuart, Deputy Head of School, K-12
Angela is a Wilkes University graduate who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is history certified in multiple states and maintains each certificate according to state requirements. Her ability to connect with students in a positive and professional manner and ability to go above student expectation is regularly noted by students and parents. Social Studies is her passion, “when you dig deeply into something, you find so much more than appears at the surface – it’s fascinating”. Teaching and learning the details of an item’s past, a political relation, a social interaction or the many governments of the world, are all crucial to daily events. Each plays an integral role in our world today and showing this to our current generation is exhilarating to her. In her free time, Mrs. Stuart enjoys time with her family, exploring historic topics, gardening, fishing, skiing and traveling (especially to historic sites). She was able to recently explore ancient Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. In working with Keystone she most appreciates the diversity, dedication and focus of each student. For her, students are the most important part of education!
“Today is the most exciting time in history!” – Mrs. Stuart
Alyssa Howanetz, Science, German, Health and Physical Education Instructional Supervisor
Alyssa Macri graduated with a BA in Biology and Elementary Education (K-6) certification from Lycoming College in 2002. She earned her MED in Environmental Education from Slippery Rock University in December 2007 as an online student herself. Alyssa came to Keystone in 2008 as a science instructor and was a member of the student service team for 3 years and now currently serves as the Instructional Supervisor for the Science Department. Alyssa has worked with children of various ages and abilities in formal school settings, through various mentoring programs and as a camp counselor for Camp Victory. At Keystone, Alyssa most enjoys connecting with students and parents all over the world and assisting teachers with their needs. Alyssa likes spending time with family and friends, reading and going hiking.
Stephenie Benedict, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Japanese, Latin, and Chinese Instructional Supervisor
Stephenie graduated from Slippery Rock University with a BA in Physics, and minors in both Mathematics and Leadership. She also received her MA from the University of Phoenix in Secondary Education. Stephenie teaches Algebra II and Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus courses at the Keystone School. She enjoys traveling and watching sports such as hockey, football and baseball. Stephenie is a passionate teacher who believes that everyone has potential, and truly enjoys helping students to achieve their academic and personal goals.
James Bonham, Instructional Supervisor
James has over 12 years of education experience in a variety of settings including traditional education, online and blended learning. He has been a part of Keystone for 8 years in various positions such as Admissions, Student Success Advisor and a 7th grade Social Studies instructor. James holds a B.S. in Citizenship Education from Bloomsburg University. James currently serves as an Instructional Supervisor. James enjoys working with Keystone instructors and families to create a more conducive and positive learning environment for students. He enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and atv riding as well as spending time with family.
Antoinette Rinker, Adult Learning Graduate Advisor
Antoinette is a graduate of Misericordia University with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. She has been with The Keystone School for many years working in our Student Services department.
Over this time Antoinette has enjoyed watching students succeed and grow. Transitioning into our Adult Learning program as a Graduation Advisor allows Antoinette to continue to play an active role in helping our adult learners reach their goals of attaining their high school diploma.
World Languages Instructors
Gitzel, Lie – Japanese Instructor
Tedeschi, Karina – Spanish Instructor
Pearson, Laura – French Instructor
DeCerchio, Donna – German Instructor
Kennedy, Chizu – Japanese Instructor
Soltis-Katella, Kayla – French Instructor
Greene, Krista – Spanish Instructor
Stolpa, Christopher – Latin Instructor
Acker, Linda – Spanish Instructor
Swanson, Nicole – French Instructor
Jones, Elizabeth – Spanish Instructor
Donch, Shari – Spanish Instructor
Elrod, Tiffany – French Instructor
Wang, Jing – Chinese Instructor
Social Studies Instructors
Health and PE Instructors
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