New WHEC Staff Members!

New WHEC Staff Members!
Posted on 10/07/2022
New WHEC Staff Members!

Vanessa Macrina is a long-term substitute for first grade in the elementary building. In the past, she has worked in many school districts and in many roles. She was a substitute in the Antietam School District, worked as an instructional Aid for the Wilson School District, a special instructor with Happy Hearts, LLC in Early Intervention, and a lead preschool teacher and the Educational Specialist at SpringRose Childcare in addition to being a substitute in the WHEC building since 2021. If she is not crafting, drawing or painting, she is walking or biking around the district with her family. After graduating from Wyomissing Area herself, she is excited to return as a Spartan once again!


Erin Phillips joined our music department teaching fourth-grade band and band, chorus, and general music classes for our students at WREC. She previously worked as a part-time music teacher in the Wyomissing Area School District and is excited to join the community again! Before returning to Wyomissing Area this year, she worked at Muhlenberg and Solanco School Districts. 


Caitlin Honig is teaching kindergarten at the Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center this year. She started as an Autistic Support teacher at New Story in Wyomissing; however, she has since been a kindergarten Autistic Support teacher in the Wilson School District, a learning support teacher for grades 5 and 6 at Antietam’s Mt. Penn Elementary Center, and a general education first-grade teacher. In her free time, she enjoys going to Wilson soccer games where her husband coaches, going on short weekend trips and playing with her two children. After growing up nearby, she was excited to join the tight-knit Wyomissing Area community which allows her to put down deep roots and become involved in the community.


Lisa Hurleman is a new kindergarten teacher at the Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center. Before coming to work at Wyomissing Area, she taught preschool at Atonement Christian Preschool, was a tutor at the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Reading, and taught learning support in the Exeter Township School District before raising her four children. In the past, she supervised the testing center at the Jr./Sr. High School building for two years. Being a Wyomissing Area parent herself, she has always admired the hard work and dedication shown by the teachers in the district and could not wait to join the Wyomissing Area teaching staff. In her free time, she watches her children’s sporting events and enjoys traveling, reading, exercising, and taking long walks.  


Allison Wilson teaches fourth grade at the Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center. Before joining the Spartan team, she worked as an elementary classroom teacher in the Exeter Township School District and as a reading specialist in the Twin Valley School District. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family at the beach, and coaching her daughter’s cheer squad. She is excited to meet and connect with her students and their families. 


Amanda Shoff joined the faculty at WREC serving our ESL and gifted students. Welcome to Wyomissing Area!