Beth Grys

Beth Grys is thrilled to be Principal at Mercy School For Special Learning. A lifelong educator, Beth has helped students to excel for more than 25 years. She has worked in the Diocese of Allentown for the past 14 years, serving most recently as the Director of the Aquinas program at Notre Dame High School in Easton. She also has taught in the Wilson School District (West Lawn).

Beth holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both special education and elementary education from Kutztown University. Beth and her family are members of Assumption B.V.M. parish in Bethlehem. She and her husband Chris have been married for 25 years. Together they have two daughters: Gabrielle, a teacher in Nashville, TN, and Meghan, who attends the University of Dayton.

Beth is excited to begin her journey as part of the Mercy family starting with the 2016-2017 school year. She looks forward to helping Mercy grow and continue to be a place where God’s most precious children are surrounded with His love and care.


Room 2
Room 2Mrs. Donnalee Carroll
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Room 3
Room 3Mrs. Leeann Stanley
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Room 4
Room 4Mrs. Kim Rompilla
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Room 5
Room 5Mrs. Germaine Jordan
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Room 6
Room 6Mrs. Diane M. Schultz
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Room 7
Room 7Miss Vickie McHale
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Room 9
Room 9Mrs. Nancy Peluso
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ReligionMrs. Susan Kaczmarek
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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of decision-makers across the Lehigh Valley whose task is to help create the vision for Mercy’s present and future. Each Board member takes a hands-on approach to implementing this vision by serving on at least one of the following committees: Development/Marketing, Enrollment, Facilities, Finance and Strategic Planning. These committees also include non-Board members who have a passion for helping our students be successful.

Executive Committee:

President: Joseph Alfier, Mack Truck Defense, LLC
Vice President: Loretta M. Leeson, Northampton Community College
Treasurer: Christopher Kuhns, Olympus Corporation of America
Secretary: Heather Kasarda, County of Lehigh
At-Large: Pete Waldron, Catholic Foundation of Eastern PA


Marc Albanese, Davison & McCarthy
Marc Albanese, DeSales University
Christine Alvarez, Alvarez Orthodontics
Peg Bus, ATAS International
Fr. Robert George, Sacred Heart Parish
Peter Krajsa, AFC First Financial Corp.
Genny Manzella, The Quaker Oats Company, Retired
Dr. Dominic Rochelle, St. Lukes’s OMS – Bethlehem
Paul Smith, Computer Aid

If you are interested in learning about our Board in a membership or committee role, please contact Mark Napierkowski, Director of Development, at 610.797.8242 or