Meet Our Staff
Mrs. Germaine Jordan, Room 5
Mrs. Germaine Jordan professional experience includes vocational training and job
coaching for intellectually disabled adults. She also has served as a D.R.E. (Director of
Religious Education) in Pittsburgh. For the past 20 years, she has home-schooled her six children.
She received her B.A. from Seton Hill College and her Master’s degree in Education from
Duquesne University. She enjoys running, reading, relaxing at the beach and spending time with
her family and friends.
Mrs. Susan Kaczmarek, Religion
Since 1999, Susan Kaczmarek (a.k.a. Mrs. “K”) has been Director of Religious Education for the three schools in the Diocese of Allentown that specialize in supporting people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities: Mercy School, John Paul II Center for Special Learning in Shillington and St. Joseph Center for Special Learning in Pottsville. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Colgate University and a Master of Systematic Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, in addition to graduate courses she has taken in special education.
Miss Vickie McHale, Room 7
Miss McHale has taught at Mercy since 1989. She holds a BS in special education and elementary education and taught in various public schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before coming to Mercy. She also leads the Magical Movement Dance program after school. She believes every day should be a new adventure for the student and sees each activity as an opportunity for learning. She loves music, drama and dance and incorporates her passions into her teaching. She also enjoys skiing, gardening and spending time in my pool or at the beach.
Mrs. Nancy Peluso, Room 9
Mrs. Peluso has taught at Mercy since 1990. She received her BS from Kutztown University
and her Instructional II Certificate. She has taken graduate courses from Marywood University
and has served on two Middle States Committees. She loves her job and is so blessed to work
with these wonderful children.
Mrs. Kim Rompilla, Room 4
Mrs. Rompilla has her B.A. from Kutztown University and has taught at Mercy since 2004.
She has also worked as a therapeutic support staff and has worked in all the Mercy classrooms, including in Room 4 for a few years prior to becoming teacher. She is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. She is married and has four children.
Mrs. Diane Schultz, Room 6
Mrs. Schultz has been teaching at Mercy since 2005. She has a B.S. in K-12 health and physical education and a Masters in special education. She is a mother of two grown sons and is a grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter. She enjoys doing yard work, going to the beach, reading and completing jigsaw puzzles, playing and watching all sports (especially Duke basketball) and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Leeann Stanley, Room 3
Mrs. Stanley started work at Mercy shortly after she moved to the US from the United Kingdom in 2015. Initially she volunteered as an assistant several days a week, then became a full time teaching assistant in 2018 before taking over as teacher of Room 3 in 2019. Leeann has a B.A. in early childhood education and 10 years of experience in special education on both sides of the Atlantic. She loves to travel and has seen a lot of the world.