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The Board of Directors is the governing body of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. It provides the leadership for strategic planning, financial accountability, public relation efforts, curriculum oversight, and fundraising. The Head of School is given the authority for all day to day operations of the school. The Home and School Association conducts fundraising activities and special events for the students.


    • Head of School: Ellen Hartman
    • Business Manager: Denise Paran
    • Dean of Students:  Emily Hand
    • Office Manager: Bernadette Kaiser
    • Student Support Coordinator:  Karen Eboch
      • For more information on Mrs. Eboch, please see the 4th Grade Page

Ellen Hartman, Head of School

Meet our Head of School, Mrs. Hartman

My name is Ellen Min Hartman and I am honored that the school board has appointed me as the new Head of School beginning with the 2017-18 school year. I am excited about the opportunity to serve your family alongside the talented and dedicated St. Stephen’s school staff. Most of all, I look forward to getting to know you and your children and continuing the outstanding work at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.

Over the past few weeks, I have had the privilege of getting to know some of the amazing people who make up the school family, while also learning about the rich school history. I know that St. Stephen’s Episcopal School has a history of phenomenal Heads of School, and it was during my visit with Mrs. Pat Cameron that I realized I have very big shoes to fill. Rest assured that my goal will be to continue building upon what everyone has worked so hard to achieve, and to use that strong foundation to help St. Stephen’s Episcopal School excel.

I come with nearly a decade of classroom experience as a high school English teacher in the Cumberland Valley, Harrisburg City, and Derry Township school districts, and more than six years a virtual instructor at the Commonwealth Charter Academy. My love of learning led me to pursue and acquire my Master of Arts and Educational Leadership Certification through Penn State Harrisburg, and my passion for diversity and inclusion spurred me to become a leader in cultural competency development. I am excited to bring all of my experience, education, and passion to the St. Stephen’s community.

On a personal note, I am originally from the city of Philadelphia. Born to first-generation immigrant parents, I am in touch with my South Korean heritage, speaking fluent Korean and preparing traditional meals each week. I met my husband shortly after completing my undergraduate studies at Dickinson College, and we chose to settle down in this area. I currently reside in the city of Harrisburg with my husband, my four-year-old daughter Aida (who is attending kindergarten at St. Stephen’s), my seven-month old daughter Elyse, and our fluffy pet bunny Lola.

I look forward to continuing to provide our students with outstanding educational opportunities and academic excellence.  Please don’t hesitate to email at ehartman@sseschool.org or stop by my office to introduce yourself any time as my door is always open.

With great honor and excitement,

Ellen Min Hartman
Head of School


About our Business Manager, Miss Paran


I started out at St. Stephen’s School in 1991 as the school’s first full time secretary.   Previously I worked at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Fort Pierce, Florida and my last couple of years there as the half time youth minister.  I am a graduate from Salem College in Salem, West Virginia.  In the last 12 years I have been to Africa 9 times on mission trips to Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.  I enjoy travel, my cat, Faith and spending time with friends.

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Meet our Dean of Students, Miss Hand

What message would you give to parents of students?

I love to talk about your kids; what they are doing; how they are learning; and who they are becoming. Call me anytime and we’ll talk.

Where did you graduate from college/ grad school?

Shippensburg University where I received duel certificates in Elementary Education and Environmental Education.

Emily Hand


Meet our Office Manager, Mrs. Kaiser

I have been a parishioner at St. Stephen’s Cathedral since 2000.  I hold a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Scranton and a Paralegal Certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  In 2012 I joined St. Stephen’s School as their office manager.  Prior to that I cared for children, including my own 2 children, in my home.  My career prior to that was as a Paralegal in Harrisburg for 20 years.  This change for me has been a wonderful experience.  I love every moment of working in a school.  I am originally from New Jersey and my husband is from Ohio.  We settled in Central PA in 1992.  When not at the school my family and I love to travel to see family, go camping and attend the many events that our children are involved in.  Never a dull moment!


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