The parents of Jennifer M. Markert and James E. Kochie have announced their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of George and Deborah Markert of Slatington.
She is a 2004 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, and is currently employed by the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 as a special education secretary.
The prospective bridegroom is the son of James and Marcia Kochie of Walnutport. He is a 2002 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, and a 2006 graduate of Kutztown University.
He is currently enrolled in the master's of special education program at East Stroudsburg University.
He is also employed by the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 as a special education teacher.
A December 2010 wedding has been planned.