Staff & Faculty

Andy Phillips

Andy Phillips

CEO/Head of School

Andy Phillips is the CEO/Head of School of Logos Academy Harrisburg. Andy started the school in 2014 after having served over 30 years as a Presbyterian pastor and church-planting mentor. Understanding the pressing need in Harrisburg for an accessible kindergarten readiness program, Andy proposed that New City School launch in September of 2016 as a free preschool. That first year, nine students participated in the program. In 2018, New City School affiliated with Logos Academy York and became Logos Academy Harrisburg. With the addition of third grade in August 2021, Logos Academy Harrisburg anticipates enrollment to exceed 50 students. Andy and his wife, Linda, enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

Lisa Love

Lisa Love

Interim Principal/Assistant Head of School

Lisa Love comes to Logos Academy Harrisburg with over 20 years experience in education.  She is originally from Memphis, Tennessee where she taught elementary, middle, and high school students in an urban setting.  She served as a middle school principal for 10 years where she and her amazing team were able to take the school from a level 1 to a level 5 school.  She thinks of educating students as a ministry in which we are to reach and teach the whole child–mind and soul. Lisa earned her Education Specialist certification and Master’s of Education from Union University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading motivational books, serving the community, and going to see a good movie.

Melissa Hanna

Melissa Hanna

Director of Communication & H.R. Coordinator

Melissa Hanna joined our team in December, 2018, as our Assistant Kindergarten Teacher. Melissa has extensive experience in urban cross-cultural settings. She has a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Higher Education. From 2013-2018, she and her husband Sal served as house parents at the Milton Hershey School. Melissa enjoys supporting the executive staff and oversees the school’s parent communication, as well as website and social media content.  She also oversees volunteers . Melissa and Sal have two daughters, one in middle school and one in high school.  In her free time, Melissa enjoys cooking, hosting family and friends, and reading.

Angelina Bartorelli

Angelina Bartorelli

Student Support Coordinator

Angelina Bartorelli joined Logos Academy in August, 2019, as the Assistant Kindergarten Teacher. Prior to this, she worked as a Community Educator and HIV Prevention Specialist in a health center. Angelina has a BSW from Messiah College and an MSSW from the University of Louisville. Within the field of social work, Angelina has had opportunities to work with a wide range of people: from adolescents in an emotional support program to adults with special needs. As the Student Support Coordinator, she is responsible for implementing a K-3rd social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and is available to assist with family resource support.  In her free time, Angelina enjoys crocheting, cross stitch, and watching YouTube.

Cindy Kepko

Cindy Kepko

Administrator/Business Manager

Cindy Kepko joined Logos Academy Harrisburg in March, 2018, as administrator and business manager. Cindy brings an eclectic mix of experience to her position—she taught ESL to adults in Mexico and Botany to middle-school students in South Africa. She assisted a cyber-schooled student in his home from 10th grade through graduation. From 2007 to 2017, Cindy homeschooled two of her three children through graduation. During this time, she also taught Science and technical writing at a homeschool co-op. She is married to Michael and has three grown children.

Emma Vaillancort

Emma Vaillancort

Operations Assistant

Emma is the Operations Assistant at Logos Academy Harrisburg. She studied music education, with a focus in trumpet, for three and a half years at Kutztown University and now studies music business. In the past she has worked as a custodian, farmhand, and a swing dance instructor. Emma currently owns her own crochet business. She recently got married and enjoys crocheting, reading, and hiking with her husband in her free time.

Katie Pershing

Katie Pershing

Development Assistant

Katie Pershing joined the team at Logos Academy Harrisburg in July, 2020, as the Development Assistant. Prior to this, she served as the Donor Relations and Communication Coordinator at Logos Academy York. Katie has spent the past several years serving in the non-profit sector, specifically working with fundraising teams. In her spare time, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, Derrick, and daughter, Norah.

Liz Barna

Liz Barna

Education Consultant/Art Teacher

Liz Barna is our co-founder and Art Teacher. Liz brings a unique set of skills to her role. She earned a BFA in Studio Art and served as an art teacher, but it was homeschooling her own children in the Classical method that truly prepared her for this role. As the mother of unique learners, Liz spent years learning how to adapt curriculum to fit their needs. She became convinced that multi-sensory, compassion-informed education would not only meet her own children’s needs, but all children’s needs. Liz jumped at the chance to be a part of a school that could bring this amazing, multi-faceted approach to the children of Harrisburg!