pstadelbergerMr. Paul Stadelberger

Chief Executive Officer

Biography: Mr. Stadelberger is one of the original founders of New Foundations Charter School and has been the Chief Executive Officer since the schools inception. Mr. Stadelberger has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY and Masters of Education from Arcadia University (formally Beaver College).


ccastilloMr. Carlos Castillo

Dean of Student Affairs

Biography: Señor Castillo has been a Spanish language teacher for the past 3 decades in 3 different continents.  In 2016, he became part of the administrative team as the Dean of Student Affairs and is in charge of K-12 PowerSchool, K-12 students’ & teachers’ schedules, and other administrative tasks in the high school department.  He’s been with NFCS since 2011. Currently, he is also an adjunct Spanish instructor at St. Joseph’s University.




Mrs. Shira Woolf-Cohen

K-8 Principal, K-12 Dean of School and Community Programs

Biography: Shira Woolf Cohen is an educator, community organizer, and leader. Over the past two decades, Shira has been involved in a wide variety of community and educational programs including K-12 and Higher Education. She is a former teacher, after school coordinator, Dean, and Vice Principal at New Foundations Charter School, and the founding camp director at Girard College. Currently, Shira is the K-8 Principal at NFCS, serving 1500 students in K-12. Her areas of focus within the school are service learning, college and career development, teacher observation and evaluation, curriculum and instruction, family engagement, interdisciplinary curriculum, and out of school time learning. She has served as adjunct faculty at Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, and Drexel University, and serves as a volunteer board and committee member for Urbanstead, the Multicultural Youth exchange, and the Spruce Foundation. Shira is the 2015 recipient of the G. Bernard Gill Urban Service Learning Leadership Award, presented by the National Youth Leadership Council and UPS.


lstewartMrs. LaTrina Stewart

K-8 Vice Principal

Biography: LaTrina Stewart is a career educator with over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining NFCS in 2015, LaTrina was a teacher, an instructional coach, and an interim assistant principal. She holds a B.S. in Education from Temple University and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Cabrini University. LaTrina has obtained Pennsylvania certifications for Elementary Education, Middle Years Mathematics, and Principal K-12 Additionally, she holds instructional and school leadership certifications in Delaware and New Jersey.


chrislMr. Chris Laurence

Director of Special Education Services

Biography: Mr. Laurence has been employed at New Foundations since its inception in 2000.  He was a special ed. teacher from 2000 – 2010.  In 2010, he transitioned into the Special Education Coordinator role.  He currently has a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Lock Haven University of PA, a Master’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Holy Family University, and a Principal’s Certification from Cabrini College.