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Gockley Elementary School

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Phone: 610-433-7551



Denise Saylor, Principal

I have worked in the Whitehall-Coplay School District for the past 28 years as a classroom teacher, elementary school counselor, and now as the principal of Gockley Elementary.  As a graduate of Whitehall High School, I am extremely honored and proud to be a part of the Gockley staff, this school district, and our community.

Prior to my employment at Whitehall, I was a kindergarten teacher in the Bethlehem Area School District.  My educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Administrative Certification from Penn State University.  I have also attained my Master’s Degree in Elementary Counseling from Kutztown University.  
As we move into the upcoming school year, I am excited to be working with our Gockley students and families during our first year in the new school building. I believe that communication between school and home is an integral part of the education of students at the K-1 level.  Please do not hesitate to contact me during the year with questions or concerns regarding your child’s education.  

As your child’s principal, I am excited for the rewards and challenges this school year will bring.  Most importantly, I will work diligently along with your child’s teachers to ensure a positive learning experience for all the students of Gockley Elementary. 

Denise L. Saylor

Gockley Principal

Dana Mensher, Asst. Principal

I am eager to continue working with our students, staff, and families as we move into our new “Gorgeous Gockley” building. The past 12 years of my 20+ years in education have been at Whitehall as a Fifth Grade Teacher and a Math Instructional Support Teacher at Zephyr Elementary. During my time there I continued my own education by obtaining my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and my Principal Certification from Kutztown University.

I am proud to be Lila and Moses's mom, who are third generation Zephyrs themselves! When I'm not chaperoning or working in the snack stand to help support Lila's beloved Marching Zephyr Band, we are shopping at thrift stores. My tennis game has improved since Moses and I are on the court at Hockey and Cementon Parks. I enjoy my garden in the summer, Marvel movies when I can't get outside, and coffee year round!

I believe in the greatness of our community and I'm so grateful to have witnessed all the amazing changes that Whitehall-Coplay has gone through not just in my tenure here as a student, but also as an educator. 

As an Assistant Principal I will help our incredible students see the greatness within themselves and, alongside Mrs. Saylor, serve our dedicated staff and supportive families with love.

Office Staff

Anna Marie Bryk

Library Secretary
Gockley Elementary

Mary Deleo

Main Office Secretary
Gockley Elementary

Peggy Lalik

Secretary to the Principal
Gockley Elementary