The After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) is directed by Mrs. Rachel Duree, and is staffed by our very own GSES teachers who are willing to share their time and expertise to enrich the after school experience for our children. Class offerings vary by age, and we offer themed classes that meet once or twice a week. Registration occurs just prior to the start of the school year and while the themed classes fill up quickly, we offer an unstructured option called Stay ‘n Play from 1:00 – 2:00 PM for all GSES students.

Meet the Director

Rachel Duree

I moved to Austin thirteen years ago in search of love and adventure, and I was fortunate to find both. My husband and I live in Circle C with our two amazing little boys that keep us busy and make our hearts so very full. My oldest son Matthew is heading into fifth grade and my tiny love Noah will be in second. They are both proud Good Shepherd graduates and jump at any opportunity to go back and visit. In my free time I enjoy traveling, cheering the loudest at my kids’ sporting events, and taking on the occasional home design project. I have been a teacher at Good Shepherd since 2012 and I feel incredibly grateful to spend my days doing what I love most.  I am passionate about all things child development and truly enjoy these magical early childhood years.


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Class Descriptions

Stay 'n Play offers a peaceful, unstructured afternoon hour for all children to attend on the days that they are enrolled at Good Shepherd Episcopal School. It is directed and staffed by our own teachers Monday through Friday from 1:00 until 2:00. It is a time for the children to play together after a busy day at school, and a time of flexibility for those attending After School Enrichment Programs.

Krafty Kids encourages creativity in each child by providing a variety of hands-on projects. Various art mediums and supplies are used for special creations. Students have fun making a mess while crafting one-of-a-kind projects. Each week the children make their own project that is teacher led, but kid inspired! This class is taught by our Fours lead teacher, Ms. Elizabeth Fehr. The children enjoy her excitement and fun way of teaching!

Elizabeth FehrFours Lead Teacher

In Creative Movement children explore various dance styles from all over the world, like Salsa, Zumba, Hip Hop, Ballet and more. This class combines simple dance poses with engaging songs, stories, and games. Children will strengthen their social skills, gain confidence, and practice teamwork in a creative and fun environment. This class is taught by Sherine Mansour who works with all ages at GSES. Ms. Sherine is excited to share her knowledge of dance and creativity with her students!

Sherine MansourAssistant Floating Teacher

In this class children are exposed to the Spanish language in an age-appropriate way through traditional songs, stories, and games. The teachers interact with the children in Spanish as they play and participate in art activities that immerse them in basic vocabulary such as colors, size, animal names and clothing. In addition, Hispanic food tasting will occasionally be a part of the class. Senora Alma Rivera is a Fours assistant teacher and enjoys sharing her love of the language and culture with all children!

Alma RiveraFours Assistant Teacher

In Game On, we promote and support the development of physical movement through games and activities that focus on coordination, flexibility, and balance. Children strengthen their minds and bodies while tackling obstacle courses and team building challenges. We also provide opportunities for each child to learn and experience good sportsmanship by working together. This class is taught by Sheryl Johnson, who is a Bridging Kindergarten assistant at GSES. Ms. Johnson knows how to motivate team spirit and make learning fun!

Sheryl JohnsonBridging Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Whiz Kids is a hands-on class designed to take your child on a discovery mission to explore the world of science through scientific inquiry, experiments, engineering, and everyday objects and encounters. Each child is challenged to problem solve, make predictions and observations, work cooperatively, and develop higher level thinking skills. Exciting new themes each month include Natural Disasters, Sensory Overload, Mix it Up Madness, and Creative Construction. This class is taught by Ms. Hannah Boone. Ms. Boone is a former GSES Fours teacher, and she is excited to share her love of experimenting with the Whiz Kids!

Hannah BooneASEP Lead Teacher

Furry Friends is a class designed to bring animals, their characteristics and natural habitats to life through crafts, games and activities, group and individual projects and lots of adventures. Students have fun while they learn about animals from all over the country and the world. This class is taught by Mrs. Mitzi Hovre, who is a Fours lead teacher at GSES. Mrs. Hovre shares her passion for animals with her students!

Mitzi HovreFours Lead Teacher

Tinker Time is a class that invites children to be curious, ask questions, and explore a variety of materials through hands-on-experiences. This class offers both open-ended and more structured activities that invite children to problem solve and create. Recycled materials, wood, clay and more are used for tinkering! Students become inventors and have the chance to use different tools in a safe and fun environment.

This class is taught by Ms. Hannah Boone. Ms. Boone is a former GSES Fours teacher, and she loves to brainstorm, create and invent with her students!

Hannah BooneASEP Lead Teacher

Art is an expression of emotions and perceptions. When children discover and experience the different methods and materials in art, they acquire and develop new problem-solving abilities and expand their horizons. This class guides young artists to their creative insight and nurtures and inspires their imaginations into one-of-a-kind, frameable masterpieces! This class is taught by our Bridging Kindergarten assistant teacher, Ms. Jennifer Timmermans. Jennifer’s love of everything artistic will certainly inspire your budding artist!

Jennifer TimmermansBridging Kindergarten Assistant Teacher