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Voice Recognition

Joelle DeLuca

Joelle Deluca

Mrs. Joelle Schwab DeLuca is a 1989 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School, and a 1993 Graduate of Wilkes University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. She earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and received her Administrative Certificate in 2016. In high school, she competed in District, Regional and State Chorus. She also performed in many theatrical performances, in music camps, high school, college, and local community theatre. Joelle ran a music studio for several years before beginning her teaching careerin the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. She performed with the local wedding band, “Which Doctor?” for 20 years. Currently, she is the Choral Director and General Music Teacher at Meyers High School. She is also the Organist and Choir Director at St. Maria Goretti Church in Laflin. She is married to her husband, James, and they have a son, Marco, who is currently studying Communications at Temple University.

Ann Gubitose

Ann Gubitose

Ann Gubitose earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Graphic Design from Wilkes University in 1991.  She completed extensive studio time in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography and graphic design.  She returned to Wilkes University in 1999 for graduate work in Education and Teaching Certification in Art Education for K -12. Mrs. Gubitose started her teaching career in 2001 and has been an Art teacher at G.A.R. Memorial High School for sixteen years.  Her courses have included Junior High Art, Senior High Art I and Art II, Black and White Film Photography and Digital Photography. Mrs. Gubitose’s Art students have competed and won awards in local arts competitions; many continue to study art and photography in college and are working in the art and design field.  In addition to her teaching experience, Ann has worked professionally as a graphic designer and has owned and operated a dress boutique.

Alice Y. Lyons

Alice Lyons

Alice Y. Lyons has been a teacher in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District since 2003, teaching English, Public Speaking, Creative Writing and being at the helm of the Coughlin/G.A.R. Drama Club. Mrs. Lyons received two bachelor’s degrees from Wilkes University in Education and English with a minor in Theatre. She also holds a master’s degree in 21st Century Teaching and Learning from Wilkes University. Since the 2003-2004 school year, the Coughlin/G.A.R. Players have blossomed into one of the best high school drama clubs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She has been involved in the local theatrical scene in hundreds of productions as an actor, director, costumer, set, lighting, sound designer, and stage manager, even receiving a Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance Award for Best Director of a musical in 2012 for her production of Hairspray and best actress in a musical in 2020 for her portrayal of Diana Goodman in Next to Normal present by Gaslight Theatre! She was also honored as The Times Leader's 2021 Best of the Best as Best Actress in NEPA. She has been seen on stage as an actor and behind the scenes for The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Showcase Theatre, Act Out Theatre, KISS Theatre Company, Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute, Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts and The Misfit Players, for which she is a founding member. For the last twenty years, she has been an avid director and teacher of the arts, helping and mentoring young thespians hone their craft through directing locally, and being formerly and currently involved with acting seminars for King’s College’s Hispanic Outreach Program, Wilkes University Summer program, KISS Theatre Company, and the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary. Mrs. Lyons can also be seen and heard, when needed, singing the national anthem for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. She happily resides in Wilkes-Barre with her husband, Lou.