I love how we, at Kraybill, are able to freely talk about our faith and integrate it throughout the school day with our students.  I love being a part of the incredible and supportive Kraybill community you will find here within the staff, students and their families.

Heidi Newswanger

B.S. Early Childhood Education/concentration in Special Education, Eastern University


Lisa Shelly

B.S. Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Millersville University

Third Grade

 I enjoy teaching at Kraybill because I love guiding and observing students as they expand their understandings of the world, themselves and the God we serve.  These are amazing moments that at times feel like Holy ground.

"Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:5-7

Mary Zehr

B.A. Elementary Education, Goshen College

Language Arts
Middle School

I love working with young people and helping them grow academically and spiritually. I enjoy the "Aha!" moments when a student understands something and is able to apply it.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:27

Curry Snell

 B.A. English Secondary Education, Messiah College

M.Ed. in Secondary School Guidance Counseling, Lancaster Bible College

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Liz Smith

B.S. in Elementary Education/Early Childhood, Penn State University


"One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: Power belongs to you, God and with you Lord is unfailing love."

Psalm 62:11 & 12

I love the students and the staff at Kraybill.  It is a place of joy and laughter!

Marie Burkholder

AA- Hesston College - Early Childhood BSBS - Eastern Mennonite - NK-3 Education

First Grade

I love Kraybill because everyone is so welcoming and caring. The community and relationships that are built in and out of the classroom not only helps my students grow and learn, but me as well. 

"The Lord replied. 'Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn't believe even if someone told you about it."

Habakkuk 1:5

Hilary Groff

B.A. Elementary Education, Eastern Mennonite University


"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Philippians 4:13

I love seeing the students grow!  I also enjoy the close community and everyones willingness to help and support each other.  It is wonderful seeing the students learn about Jesus and grow in their love for Him.  I love teaching at Kraybill and feel blessed to have my son attend as well.  

Stephanie Kreider

B.S. Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Millersville University

M.S. Early Childhood Literacy, Wilkes University

Second Grade

I love KMS because it has always been a part of our family. I went here as a student and now I have the privilege to teach here. Kraybill is not just a school but a community of amazing families. I love that as a teacher I get to partner with parents and help their children grow academically, spiritually and socially. 

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

Heidi Steffen

B.S. Elementary Education, Messiah College

Fourth Grade

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Psalm 91:1-2 

I love working with amazing, dedicated, caring colleagues who are fully invested in this school.  I love, love, love to see students grow, learn new things, and thrive. Kraybill is just the right place for that to happen. 

Gena Fisher

B.S. Elementary Education, Messiah College

Social Studies
Middle School

The years of teaching at Kraybill has made me aware of and appreciate the Christian Family environment at the school.  Also having the freedom to share God, Christ and the Word is fulfilling, bringing understanding and completion to the educational process.

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name."

John 1:12

Millard Steckbeck

 B. A. History,  Messiah College

Masters Equivalent, East Stroudsburg University

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Karah Leaman

B.S. Music Education, Messiah University

Fifth Grade

"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Micah 6:8

As a teacher and as a parent, I am so thankful for the excellent education provided at Kraybill. KMS is founded on Jesus and focused on meeting the academic, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of each individual student. Teachers are dedicated and welcoming, students are kind and respectful, and parents and caregivers are supportive and encouraging. 

Sheryl Keller

B.S. Elementary Education, Eastern Mennonite University

M.A. Education, Eastern Mennonite University

Math and Science
Middle School

I love getting to interact with the staff, students, and parents that make up the Kraybill community. There is a freedom in knowing that we all have the same goal - to lift up and glorify the name of Jesus Christ and to teach our students to do the same in every aspect of their lives. 

"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 

2 Cor. 5:21

Tyler Herr

B.S. Secondary Education/Mathematics, Millersville University

Health and Physical Education

One of the many things I love about teaching at Kraybill is the sense of family and community that is here.  I also cherish the opportunity I have here at Kraybill to help students develop many qualities of Christian character and living through physical activity and athletics.  

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." -Isaiah 40:31

Troy Bomberger 

B.A in Health & Physical Education, Messiah College 

M.Ed. in Health Education, PSU

I love the community feel at Kraybill. Students interact with one another like family, teachers genuinely care about their students, and everyone works together for the good of the school.

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious in anything, but in every situation, by praryer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil.4:4-7 


Jackie Wile

 B.A. Spanish & K-12 Teaching Certification,  Messiah College

Janice Greenleaf

 B.A. Elementary Education, Eastern Mennonite University

 M. A. Education,  Eastern Mennonite University

Administrative Assistant

The community feel and the peace that is present. I love the faces of the students I get to see each and every day.

"I give them eternal life and they shall never perish. No one can snatch them out of my hand."

John 10:28

Rebecca Ashley

B.A. Spanish & K-8  Education, Houghton College

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Kneisley

Kids' Choice Club

Dave Seyfried

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. - 1 Peter 2:9-10

 I love that you can see the light of Christ shining through the teachers and staff at Kraybill!  Everyone works together to create a kind and welcoming atmosphere.  I feel privileged to be able to say good morning and pray with students at the beginning of their day!

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Sarah Rittenhouse

B.S. (in progress) Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Studies at Liberty University

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

I am thankful to be a part of the Kraybill Mennonite School family. It's a pleasure to connect with students, parents and staff and find ways to learn and grow together.

 PreK Aide and
Kids' Choice Club

Deb Sauder

Manager of School Operations

There is something special about the Kraybill Community that is hard to define. It's that feeling of being home, loved, and welcomed all in one. 

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."

Proverbs 3:5-6 

Holly Ford

B.S. International Business, Lebanon Valley College

M.B.A, Johnson and Wales University

Rachael Shepard
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Harrisburg Area Community College
IU 13

I am new this year but already sense how special KMS is! I love how warm and friendly it is and how teachers work together to help students learn, grow and succeed.

Diane Donat

B.A. Elementary Education, Messiah College

M.Ed. Teaching & Curriculum, Penn State University

Reading Specialist Certificate, Penn State University

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Angie Hudson

B.A. in Psychology, Gettysburg College

M.Ed. & School Counselor Certification, Millersville University


Laurel Kratz

Registered Dietician

Sherry Longenecker

B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Millersville University

Josie Groff

Associate Degree in Early Care and Education, Harrisburg Area Community College

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Sarah Embly

B.S. English Linguistics, Millersville University

M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University

Board Members

Mark Graybill, Chairperson

Tricia Smoker, Secretary

Trish Hopper, Treasurer

Ross Patrick

Darin Miller

Keith Brodfuehrer

Jenna Kline

Sarah Schaefer