Good Shepherd Montessori School

Lower Elementary Community

The Silver Maple Room

Barbara Garland, Guide

Bachelor of Science in Education, IUPUFW and minor in Special Education
Indiana State Teaching License 1 – 6; K-12 mild disabilities
Additional education credits from University of St. Francis
Third grade teacher, St. Charles Borromeo School, Fort Wayne
AMS Elementary I (6-9) credential, Center for Montessori Teacher Education/New York
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2005

Tim Bayer, Assistant

Bachelor of Arts, General Studies, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN
Permaculture Design Certificate, Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, Illinois
Server, Fiddler’s Hearth, Uptown Kitchen
Volunteer Gardening Teacher, Good Shepherd Montessori School
Assistant Wrestling Coach, Dickinson Intermediate School, South Bend, IN
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2013

The Dogwood Room

Don Elliott, Guide

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
Transition to Teaching Licensure, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certification, Bashor Children’s Home, Goshen, IN
Fourth grade teacher, Kennedy Primary Academy, South Bend, IN
Seventh grade math teacher, Notre Dame Educational Talent Search Summer Program, Notre Dame, IN
K-8 substitute teacher, Harrison Primary Center, South Bend, IN, and Penn Harris Madison School Corporation, Mishawaka, IN
Fourth-fifth grade student teacher, Prairie Vista Elementary, Granger, IN
Upper elementary assistant teacher, The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes, Mishawaka, IN
Adjunct, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI, and Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, IN
Director of Children’s Ministry, Grace United Methodist Church, South Bend, IN
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2012

Kathy Shreiner, Assistant

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, Goshen College, Goshen, IN
Associate Degree in General Studies, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN
Licensed Practical Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital School of Practical Nursing, Lorain, OH
Montessori Assistant Training, Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute, Adrian, MI
Training and credential, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Levels I and II, National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Education for Ministry/Theology Certificate Program, Catholic Diocese of Ft. Wayne/South Bend, IN
Catechist, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level I, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, South Bend, IN
Catechist Assistant, Good Shepherd Montessori School, South Bend, IN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Maxim Healthcare Services, Mishawaka, IN, Elkhart General Hospital Home Care, Elkhart, IN, and Hubbard Hill Estates Extended Care Facility, Elkhart, IN
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2012, Catechist Assistant at GSMS since 2007