Mrs. Jessica Appolo

Mrs. AppoloJessica Appolo started teaching at Stroudsburg High School in 1998. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University, certified in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. She teaches sophomore American Literature. She served as Yearbook Advisor for six years and continues to serve as a Peer Mediation Coach. Ms. Appolo was nominated for Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2004. Her poetry has been published and was a semi-finalist in an international poetry contest.

Mrs. Ilene Austin

Mrs. AustinThis is Ilene's second year teaching in the English Department at Stroudsburg High School. Although this is Ilene's third year at the High School, teaching is not new to her. Prior to earning her secondary education teaching certificate, She taught Communication classes at Northampton Community College. In addition, she was a corporate trainer for Fortune 500 Companies such as AT&T and McGraw Hill. She received her undergraduate degree and teaching certification from ESU. She earned her Master's degree in Communications from Bloomsburg University. She is currently working on a second Master's degree in Education. Although she found teaching in a corporate environment very satisfying, she knew that teaching in an academic setting could prove to be more rewarding. Ilene knew that she had made the right decision.

Mr. Doug Batt

Mr. BattDoug has been teaching English in the District since 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton. He has served as a girls Soccer coach since 2004.

Mrs. Jennifer R. Batt

Mrs. BattJennifer R. Batt has taught at Stroudsburg for twelve years now. She attended the University of Scranton for both her undergraduate and Master's degrees. She teaches Drama 1, Drama 2, Senior Composition, Modern Literature, and 10th grade Honors English. She has served as a class advisor for 5 different classes and moderates Parallels, the school's literary magazine.

Mr. Robert Beck

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Ms. Shari Griswold

Mrs. GriswoldA native of Scranton and a graduate of Bishop Hannan High School, Shari Griswold worked as a hospital pharmacy technician for ten years and operated her own mobile disc jockey company before returning to college.  She graduated from Marywood University in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in English and certification to teach Secondary Education. She began her teaching career in Woodstock, Virginia as an alternative education/language arts teacher at the middle school level.  In 1999, Ms. Griswold moved back to Pennsylvania and became a member of the English Department at Stroudsburg High School. Ms. Griswold has served as class advisor for several graduating classes and is the advisor for the Diversity Council & Gay-Straight Alliance, Philosophy Club, and Parallels Creative Writing Club, which produces a yearly literary and visual art magazine of student work.  She also organizes the Poetry Out Loud competition for SHS and the yearly Holiday Show. Ms. Griswold has acted as a Stroudsburg Digital Leader and became a Technology Lead Teacher beginning the 2018-19 school year.


Mrs. Maria Hubler

Maria Hubler has been at SHS for six years, she teaches College Prep and Tech Prep levels of Modern World History as well as a Remdial 20th Century American History class. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University. She holds a BS in Secondary Education and is currently work on her Masters in Reading. She is an advisor for Student Council.

Ms. Ashley Krause

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Mr. Andrew Kurnas

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Jamie Bowman

Mr. John Primavera

Mr. PrimaveraMr. Primavera started at SHS in 2007. He is a reading Specialist teaching Academic Strategies and the English Individualized Program.. For the last 13 years he taught in the Allentown School District as a Reading and English teacher. He worked as a D & A counselor, autistic resident worker and a New York Dept. of Sanitation Supervisor. His B.A. is from St. Peter's College and his M.ED. is from E.S.U. He is also certified in secondary English Lit. His hobbies are building dioramas ( A few are displayed in the school library.), stained glass cutting and playing the guitar.

Ms. Danielle Ramstine


Mr. Matthew Sobrinski

Mr. SobrinskiMatt Sobrinski has been teaching at SHS for 13 years. He currently teaches several electives: Journalism, Film Studies and Creative Writing. He attended West Chester University and East Stroudsburg University and earned a BS degree in education from the latter. He also earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Penn State University. Sobrinski currently advises the Mountaineer, SHS’s newspaper; he is also assistant freshman boys basketball coach and assistant varsity golf coach.

Mrs. Jackie VanGorden

Mrs. VanGordenMrs. Van Gorden graduated from East Stroudsburg High School and earned her BS in Elementary Education with a minor in English from East Stroudsburg State College. She was a substitute teacher for Stroudsburg School District, but took a position with Shawnee Inn, where she worked for Mr. Charles Kirkwood for 19 years. In 1993, she landed a part-time position in Title 1 Reading at Morey Elementary school while still working part time at Shawnee. She was offered and accepted a full-time position at Stroudsburg High School as a Instructional Assistant in the Reading Department in 1995. She obtained her M.Ed and Reading Specialist certification from East Stroudsburg University in 1998. Mrs. Van Gorden developed the English as a Second Language program at SHS in 1999. She received her second Master's Degree from the University of Turabo, PR and ESL Specialist certificate in 2005. Mrs. VanGorden earned her Secondary Certificate for English grades 7-12 in 2008.  She is the co-advisor of the SHS Bowling Club.