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Jennifer Garvey

Interim MIddle/ High school principal 

Jennifer Garvey is a proud alumna of HCS. She holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.S.Ed. in School Psychology and Secondary Counseling from Bucknell University. In 2018, she earned a Principal K-12 certification from Shippensburg University. This is Jennifer’s third year at Harrisburg Christian, previously serving as the CSAGH Director of Student Services and School Counselor. Prior to coming home to HCS, Jennifer had over 28 years of experience in public education as a school psychologist.

Jo Ellen Bechtel

ELEMENTARY principal 

Jo Ellen Bechtel holds a BS in Elementary Education from Grace College. Jo Ellen has been at HCS for 22 years, during which tenure she has taught 4th grade, 5th grade, and served as Assistant Elementary Principal. She also taught at Greenville Christian School for 4 years and Hilton Head Christian School for 1 year.



Mary Toth

ASSISTANT principal 

Mrs. Mary Toth has over 20 years of experience in education. She taught high school science at Harrisburg Academy for 15 years and also worked part time as an administrator during that tenure.  She was then hired by HCS where she taught for five years.  Most recently, Mary served as Interim MS/HS Principal at WSCA. She now returns to HCS as Assistant Principal.

As a secondary education graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Mary holds a teaching certificate in both biology and general science.  She and her high school sweetheart have now been married for 25 years.  They have three children and one grandchild.