Phone: 610-433-7551


Degrees and Certifications:

Denise Saylor, Principal

I have worked in the Whitehall-Coplay School District for the past 27 years as a classroom teacher, elementary school counselor, and building principal.  As a graduate of Whitehall High School, I am extremely honored and proud to be a part of our school community.

Prior to my employment at Whitehall, I taught kindergarten in the Bethlehem Area School District. My educational achievements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Administrative Certification from Penn State University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Elementary Counseling from Kutztown University. In my spare time, I enjoy camping with my husband and daughter and watching Penn

Our Gockley Faculty is committed to our young learners and we work diligently to ensure a positive learning experience for all of our students. 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.

Denise L. Saylor

Gockley Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Bethany Koenig, K-3 Asst. Principal

While attending college at Kutztown University, I was assigned my student teaching placement at the Whitehall-Coplay Middle School and that is where I truly fell in love with the profession, the campus environment, and the Zephyr pride that was so evident throughout the Whitehall community. 
Upon graduating in 2009, I knew in my heart I wanted to work here and was ecstatic to be hired to teach fifth grade at Zephyr Elementary School. I was so lucky to be a first year teacher in a brand new building. During my five years at Zephyr, I built many lasting relationships within the Whitehall community, as well as attained my Master's degree from Wilkes University in Curriculum and Instruction. In 2014, I moved to Steckel Elementary School, where I spent eight years as a third grade teacher. During that time, I completed my Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, as well as earned my Administrative Certification. 
Currently my husband and I reside in Perkasie, and enjoy spending time with our two dogs, Hank and Emmylou. In my free time, you can find me curled up with a book, seeking out live music, or spending time with friends and family.  I love the sunshine and spending days on the beach or at our cabin in the Catskills. 
I am honored to be the K-3 Assistant Principal in a district I have been proud to call home for fourteen years. I look forward to working alongside the staff, students, and families of the Whitehall-Coplay School District to ensure the best educational experience for our youngest learners. 

Office Staff

  • Mrs. Peggy Lalik: Secretary to the Principal (ext. 1200),

    Mrs. Mary DeLeo: Secretary (ext. 1201),

    Mrs. Anna Marie Bryk, Library Secretary, (ext. 2306),