Good Shepherd Montessori School

Enrichment Faculty

Alicia Nagy, Catechist – Upper and Lower Elementary

Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television, and Theater, University of Notre Dame, Phi Beta Kappa
Studies in Theology, Philosophy, and Youth Ministry, International Centre for Educational Sciences, Rome, Italy
Music and Drama Teacher, K-6, Angelus Academy, Springfield, VA
Cantor and choir section leader, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Alexandria, VA
Production and Education Departments, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Choir Director, International Centre for Educational Sciences, Rome, Italy
Credentialed in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Levels I, II, and III
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2006

Laurie Rousseau, Art Specialist

Master of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
Children’s Art Instructor, South Bend Regional Art Museum and Studio Art Center of South Bend
Art Instructor, Michael’s Arts and Crafts Stores, Cincinnati, OH
Painting Teacher, Summer Program for Children, Kendall College of Art and Design
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2008

Theri Niemier, Bertrand Farm Director: Upper Elementary and Junior High

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, South Bend, with a special interest in early childhood development.
Developed and taught the Pre-Kindergarten program for Holy Cross Grade School, then developed and directed their after school care program. Mission is to use small working farm as a tool in providing exciting hands o­n learning experiences for youth.
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2002


Charlotte Wolfe, Prairie Winds Farm Director: Lower Elementary

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, Indiana University
Master of Science in Systems Ecology, University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Geology, Case Western Reserve University
Society of Wetlands Scientists–Certified Professional Wetland Scientist
Experience includes work as a seasonal naturalist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Education Specialist for the Sierra Club Wetlands Project, and teaching ecology classes at Indiana University, Bloomington and South Bend.
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2007

Kathy Oyer, Orff Music teacher and Violin Instructor – Lower Elementary

D.M.A., Viola Performance and Pedagogy, University of Iowa;
Master of Music, Jazz Studies, Indiana University;
Master of Music, Violin Performance, Northwestern University;
Bachelor of Arts, Goshen College
Training in Suzuki violin method, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin;
Training in Orff music education method, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana;
Teaching experience from age 5 through college in Indianapolis, Indianola, Iowa, Goshen, and South Bend
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2005