Good Shepherd Montessori School

Administration

Daniel W. Driscoll, Head of School

Master of Divinity, University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Arts, Catholic University of America
Montessori School Management Training at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education/New York
Montessori Philosophy Course: IUSB/Montessori Teacher Academy
Teaching/administration experience: Iona Preparatory School, New Rochelle, NY
Founding board member of Good Shepherd Montessori School
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2002

Alexandra Wright, Director of Institutional Advancement

Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary’s College
Special Events Coordinator, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Special Events Coordinator, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C.
Trained in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Levels 2 and 3 in Rome, Italy
Extended Day Coordinator, Good Shepherd Montessori School
On Staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2013

 

Elaine M. Sizemore, Operations Manager

Bachelor of Business Administration, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
Business Experience: Regional Controller and Human Resources Manager,
Blue Phoenix Solutions/IntraComp Group, Inc., South Bend, IN
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2010


Nancy Kirbie, School Secretary and Executive Assistant

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Montana State University
Rural school teacher (grades K – 3), McLeod School, McLeod, Montana
L.E.A.P. Tutor, South Bend Community School Corporation
Title I Kindergarten Instructional Assistant, South Bend Community School Corporation
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2007

Heather Bokon, Receptionist

Bachelor of Science, Biology, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
Full time mother, longtime active volunteer at GSMS.
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2014

Michele Woody, Kitchen and Hot Lunch Coordinator

Associate Degree in Early Childhood, Bethel College
Continuing Academic Credits in Sociology, Indiana University at South Bend
Montessori Philosophy Course: IUSB/Montessori Teacher Academy
Substitute Teacher, School City of Mishawaka
Lead teacher, IUSB Children’s Center
Director and lead teacher, Jack and Jill Day Nursery
Lead teacher, LaPetite Academy
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2003

John A. Petersen, Educational and Developmental Consultant

Psychology Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Alder School of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Earlham College
Owner of Family Psychology of South Bend
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori since 2008

Tami Barbour, Family and Parent Cooperative Coordinator

Master of Science in Education, Indiana University at South Bend
Bachelor of Arts in Education, St. Mary’s College
Child Development Associate Credential Instructor, Community Coordinated Child Care of St. Joseph County
Owner and teacher, Wee Friends, Family Child Care
Adjunct faculty, Indiana University at South Bend
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2007


Kate Sollmann, School Nurse

Mark McDonald, Building and Grounds Supervisor


 

 

 

Eric Oglesbee, Executive Director Montessori Consortium of the Great Lakes
at Good Shepherd Montessori School

Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, Indiana University
Master of Arts in Linguistics, Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Biblical Literature, Bethel College
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2016