Our Staff

Brian for webPrincipal ~ Rev. Brian Smith is a more recent addition who has assumed the duties of school principal along with some teaching responsibilities (5th – 8th grades & High school religion, ). He provides general leadership of our faculty and assistance to the pastors as well.  Brian comes to us after 6 years of service in the Toronto church, where he served as the school’s principal for 3 years.  He has a Masters of Divinity from the Theological School at Bryn Athyn College (BAC), and a wealth of experience in various international locations including Ghana, South Africa and Australia. Brian is an alumnus of the Washington New Church School.

Pastor ~ Rev. Glenn (Mac) Frazier holds a Masters of Divinity from the BAC Theological School.  Since his ordination he has served as a pastor and teacher in Pittsburgh, PA and Austin, Tx.  He also serves as the spiritual leaders for the school.

Candy for webCandy R. Quintero ~ Mrs. Quintero began teaching our Junior K/Kindergarten at WNCS in the fall of 2009.  Previously, she taught first grade at the Bryn Athyn Church School for 18 years, then moved to California and taught for another 5 years.  She holds a BS in Education with a minor in Physical Education from BAC, as well as a Masters in Religious Studies from the BAC Theological School.

Carina for WebCarina N. Heinrichs ~ Miss Carina graduated from BAC in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in History.  She has completed a number of educational internships, comes from a family of teachers, and continues to take classes to enhance her professional development – she recently earned her Masters in Reading instruction.  She has been the 1st and 2nd grade homeroom teacher since her arrival.

Anne G. Ball ~ Mrs. Ball holds a BA in Early Modern European History from the University of Chicago. She began assisting at WNCS as a volunteer and substitute in 1994, and was hired as a full time homeroom teacher for the 3rd and 4th grades in 2005.

Kim for webKim U. Maxwell ~ Mrs. Maxwell received her BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Delaware. After spending over a decade as the 1st and 2nd grade homeroom teacher at WNCS she moved into the intermediate grades and has been teaching 5th and 6th grade homeroom and 7th and 8th grade math for the past 10 years.

Jana for webJana H. Sprinkle ~ Mrs. Sprinkle (another WNCS alum) earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland.  She began teaching in 1990, left after several years to have a family, then returned to WNCS in 2005 as a full time instructor for a variety of subjects, including high school literature and Spanish. She spent several years as the  7th and 8th grade homeroom teacher and is now the “coach/mentor/teacher” for the High school’s now the Washington New Church School’s White Horse Academy

Ariel G. Martin ~ Miss Ariel is a recent grad of Bryn Athyn College with a BA in Music and Education.  Miss Ariel currently is the homeroom teacher for the 7th & 8th grades and teaches music from Kindergarten – 8th grade.

Carole for webCarole P. Waelchli ~ Mrs. Waelchli earned both her BS in Secondary Education and her Master of Science in Education from Pennsylvania State University.  She spent her first 4 years teaching in the public high school system in PA, and then transitioned to WNCS in 1972.  Since then, she has been our upper level math and science instructor.  “Who’s Who among American Teachers” listed Mrs. Waelchli as an exemplary teacher in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007.  Though partially retiring in 2015/16, she has graciously agreed to continue to teach upper grades mathematics.

Erin for webErin J. Stillman ~ Mrs. Stillman has been involved with New Church Education since earning her BA in Education from BAC.  She began her career at WNCS in 1987 after three years of teaching in the church school in San Diego.  For many years she taught our 1st and 2nd grades, but she now covers our art program, instructs the upper grades in ballroom dance and yoga, and assists with our music program.

sharon for webSharon L. Kunkle ~ Mrs. Kunkle is our volunteer music instructor for most of the grades at WNCS.  She has a variety of work experience from operating a home daycare for 8 years to working as a medical transcription specialist.  She teaches touch typing and word processing to the 5th & 6th grads and also serves as a substitute teacher when needed and volunteers in a number of other ways throughout the year.

Bonnie for webBonnie Cowley ~ Mrs. Cowley is our indispensable school and church secretary and part-time instructor in computer technology and wood shop. She assists the teachers and pastors with a wide variety of talents and responsibilities, including everything from ordering supplies to arranging new parent interviews, from overseeing building maintenance issues to preparing report cards.  If you need to know anything about our school, Bonnie is the one to ask.