THE ACADEMY STAFF
Mr. Roger Borchin, Directing Principal
A school without a wise and steady hand guiding it will certainly find itself wanting. Mr. Roger Borchin has been the key figure in establishing and guiding The Lutheran Academy in its founding year. Mr. Borchin retired to Moscow, PA after 30 years as a Lutheran school educator and principal. Several years ago he established the Immanuel Lutheran Preschool, and now God continues to use him in the establishment of our school. Mr. Borchin has two sons (all grown up, but not living that far away!) and he and his wife Jane are members at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Scranton.
Ms. Heather Lucklanchuk
Ms. Lucklanchuk, our very wonderful and faith-filled teacher, began teaching with us in the Fall of 2012. Ms. Lucklanchuk has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State AND an Elementary Education Certification along with a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marywood University. She was born and raised locally and attended parochial schools from grade 1-12. She brings a happy smile and lots of energy to our school and we are so very blessed by God to have her as our teacher!
Mrs. Lori Mandile
Mrs. Lori Mandile is joining us as our second teacher at The Academy for the 2011-12 academic year! She was educated as an elementary teacher in New York and taught in a Lutheran School on Long Island until she started her family and home-schooled her children for many years. Her husband is the Rev. Anthony Mandile and he pastor's Immanuel Lutheran Church (where we are located). We are thrilled to have her as part of our staff!
Rev. Kristian Bjornstad, Academy Pastor
Pastor Bjornstad, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, is the Academy's Pastor, general music instructor, "tech guy", and "whatever else needs to be done" fellow. Pastor Bjornstad has ministered in Scranton with his wife Monica for more than ten years. He has four children, one of which still attends The Lutheran Academy.
Mrs. Mary Chache, Visual Arts Instructor
So important to The Lutheran Academy are the wonderful services of Mrs. Mary Chache, our visual arts instructor. Mrs. Chache, a graduate of Marywood University, has been a free lance graphic designer for many years. Recently God has been leading her to share her love of art with students. For several years she has been teaching art at The Geneva School in Olyphant, PA, another Classical Education school. She enjoys producing art curriculum and has won awards with them from Veritas Press publishing company. We are grateful for Mrs. Chache's contribution to our arts curriculum!