SCS Faculty & Staff

All of our teachers Grades 1-12 are state certified.



  • Shelly Leonard

    Administrator

    sleonard@somersetchristianschool.org
    Mrs. Shelly Leonard comes to SCS with over 20 years of experience in both private and public education. Most recently she was part of the faculty at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Cumberland, Maryland. Mrs. Leonard holds a bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education in Curriculum Instruction. She is excited to work with our incredible faculty, staff, and volunteers to help lead SCS in our relentless pursuit of Christ Centered Education. 
  • Miss Abby Humbert

    Interium Daycare Director

  • miss anita yoder

    Pre-Kindergarten & Bible

    B.A. in Health and Physical Education (K-12), Messiah College, PA
    I have taught 28 years at SCS, teaching Pre-K (1992-Present), P.E. (1991-2016) and Middle School Bible classes (2016-presnet). I have attended MANY classes, through the years, dealing with early childhood education.

    Why do you enjoy teaching at SCS?

    Christian atmosphere. Freedom to talk about/lead students to Christ.

    Why would parents entrust their child/children in your care?

    God has gifted me in teaching children, and He has given me a love for them.

    Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 19:14

  • mrs. debbie scheffel

    Kindergarten

    Graduate of North Star High School, 17 years experience as Kindergarten Aide, 3 years experience as a Kindergarten Teacher.

    Why do you enjoy teaching at SCS?

    Somerset Christian School is a wonderful place to share the love of Jesus with children! It is a great privilege to be able to teach them and watch them as they grow academically, spiritually, socially, and physically.

    Why would parents entrust their child/children in your care?

    I truly love being with children, helping them discover the world around them, and teaching them about the God who made them.

    Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

  • angela griffith

    1st Grade Teacher


  • mr. Craig Knupp

    Second Grade

    Mr. Knupp was inducted into the Juniata College Honor Society after receiving dual certification in early childhood and elementary education. He also obtained a 4.0 GPA for his Masters of Education Degree in Reading from Frostburg State University. He is a reading specialist with 37 year of experience.

    Why do you enjoy teaching at SCS?

    Teaching at SCS has allowed Mr. Knupp to continue his passion for teaching along with being more intentional in his Christian witness while teaching. Mr. Knupp loves the personalized educational experience he can provide his students because of the smaller class size.

    Why would parents entrust their child/children in your care?

    Teaching is not just a job for Mr. Knupp, it is his calling. He has always tried to treat all children like he would want his own son and daughter to be treated. He considers it a privilege to help bring children to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!

    Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Peter 4:10

  • mS. Shelley Metcalfe

    Third Grade

    Bachelor or Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Syracuse University; 2nd year at SCS; 

    Taught Grades 4 & 5 at Portsmouth Christian Academy in Portsmouth, NH; Teaching Assistance at Village Elementary School in York, Maine

    Why do you enjoy teaching at SCS?

    Opportunity to participate in teaching children in a place where Jesus is recognized as the Foundation of our live, our education, and our abilities.

    Why would parents entrust their child/children in your care?

    Hopefully I would be able to share with the children that Jesus is the most important part of their lives and that Jesus is involved in every aspect of their education.

  • Celina Metz

    Fourth Grade


  • mrs. Taylor Brant

    Fifth Grade/Middle School

  • mr. Randy pletcher

    History & Bible

    B.S. in Communication

    Bob Jones University

    Graduate from PA State Police Academy

  • mrs. cynthia blair

    Math

    B.S. in Elementary Education
    University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA

    Johnstown, PA

    cblair@somersetchristianschool.org

  • ms. melissa long

    Middle School Teacher

    B.A. in Political Science and History; Hood College

    Teaching Experience: SCS for three years as a middle school teacher (English, Reading, and History)

    Why do you enjoy teaching at SCS? 

    I attended SCS from kindergarten through sixth grade, and it is a joy to teach alongside some of my former teachers. I am glad that I have the opportunity to help my students strengthen their relationships with God, and it is my desire for them to walk in truth, living as salt and light to the dark world that surrounds us.

    Why would parents entrust their child/children in your care?

    I love to share with children about God's love for them and to help them live out truth from God's Word-whether it is at teaching at school or serving in children's ministry at my church.

  • mr. jim patton

    Math

    Masters of Science in Mathematics/Physics

    B.S. in Mathematics Education

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

    Indiana, PA

  • MRs. Megan Flower

    Spanish Teacher

    Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Susquehanna University

    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Susquehanna University

    Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law, licensed to practice law in PA

    1st year at SCS, 3 previous years as an adjunct instructor for Penn Highlands.

    Why do you enjoy teaching at SCS?

    I love that our students are excited to learn new things about the world. I feel to supported by our SCS administration and parents!

    Why would parents entrust their child/children in your care?

    I am passionate about learning cultures & "new" things. I love working with older children to get them to see a different worldview. I am a lifelong Christian eager to share God's creation.

    Favorite Bible Verse: Micah 6:8

  • mrs. Jackie Weicht

    Elementary/Secondary Phys. Ed.

    For the last 15 years I have been involved with teaching children about the Gospel and God's Word. I received my TCE1 &2 Certificates (Teaching Children Effectively) through CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship). I have been able to apply my CEF training these last two years as a teacher at SCS.

    Why do you enjoy teaching at SCS?

    Knowing I can talk about Jesus, refer to the Bible and God's teachings ANYTIME with joy and thankfulness.

    Why would parents entrust their child/children in your care?

    I am committed to the physical and spiritual well being of our students.

    Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10

  • mRS. Jan Burkett

    Music Teacher

    Mrs. Jan Burkett, a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, holds certificates in both music K-12 and elementary classroom K-6. A retired teacher from Salisbury-Elk School District. Jan has taught/substituted in many county school districts. She currently is Music Director at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, director of the Laurel Highlands Chorale and a member of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Community Strings where she plays piano. "Being the daughter of a professional musician, music has been a part of the entire life." Her other interests include gardening, history, concerts, and following the activities of 12 grandchildren. Jan and husband Gary reside in the Somerset area. We are excited for her new ideas she is bringing to our music program.