Meet Our Team

Sheila Abio

Head of School

“I love everything about GSES, especially how invested everyone is in each child’s success. Together we make sure that every day is happy and joyful for every child!”

Carrie Paschal

Director of Business & Operations

“Every day at work I’m surrounded by loving and dedicated professionals who believe in the school’s mission and are passionate about the level of quality care and education given to each child. I’m proud to be a member of the GSES family.”

Catherine Granger

Director of Admissions & Student Life

“I LOVE the heart and soul at GSES! The passion of both parents and staff are contagious and have built an incredible community for all to share.”

Courtney Hill

Director of Development & Events

“GSES is the beginning of life-long friendships for the children, for the parents and for the teachers and staff. Some of my closest friends are moms I met in the preschool days and after 10+ years of working at GSES many more friendships have evolved. GSES is a happy place with a spectacular community!”

Hayley Withers

Office Manager & Communications Coordinator

“I love the welcoming, positive atmosphere at GSES! The staff truly cares about making education and learning an excellent experience for the kids. Everyone has a smile and are invested in enriching the lives of the children.”

Margaret Pass

Twos Lead Teacher

“GSES is Such a happy place. Everyone is so positive and loving and focused on what is best for children! The families are so supportive of their children and the school. I am so glad to be a part of this community.”

Lynne Kelp

Twos Assistant Teacher

“I am so happy to be a part of the GSES team as we all love what we do!”

Kathleen McKenna

Twos Lead Teacher

“I love being a part of the GSES family and think that it is truly the best community of families and staff in Austin!”

Sandra Yancer

Twos Assistant Teacher

“GSES holds a special place in my life having been here as a parent and now a teacher. We all make a great team and I look forward to coming to work everyday!”

Mary Morgan

Threes Lead Teacher & GSES Consultant/Mentor

“I am now teaching a second generation of GSES children! The opportunity to teach the children whose parents I taught is a true gift I hold close to my heart.”

Catherine Weiss

Threes Lead Teacher

“The early childhood classroom is a place of pure joy and love! I can’t wait to begin my new chapter at Good Shepherd.”

Becka Swift

3-Day Threes Lead Teacher/2-Day Threes Assistant Teacher

“It is amazing to experience the pure joy of learning during this special year in the Threes classroom.”

Anthe Gimenez

Threes Lead Teacher

"I love the closeness of the staff and teachers-we love what we do and we love to be together.”

Henriette Mansour

Threes Assistant Teacher

"It’s an amazing experience to see how quickly the kids grow and learn here at GSES. I love the connection between the church nursery and school, and I have the opportunity to see church families and preschool families come together on Sundays."

Jennifer Mohn

2-Day Threes Lead Teacher/3-Day Threes Assistant Teacher

“GSES is such a special place - it's an extended family, not just a school. I love the children - it is truly a privilege to be able to see the world through their eyes.”

Jo Dominguez

Threes Assistant Teacher

“I love working at GSES! Everyone is so welcoming and nice. Our parents are very considerate and lovely children.”

Jill Brumley

Fours Lead Teacher

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

Elizabeth Fehr

Fours Lead Teacher

“I work with the best teachers and administrators at GSES! Our community is extremely supportive and wonderful.”

Rachel Duree

Fours Lead Teacher/Director of Special Programs

"The Good Shepherd community is one in a million. The students, families, and staff make it the most incredible place to teach and for children to grow and learn."

Mitze Hovre

Fours Lead Teacher

"There are many things that I love about GSES, but my very favorite is having the privilege to teach the children about God and His son, Jesus Christ, and their love for all of us."

Alma Rivera

Fours Assistant Teacher

"I love GSES because I have been given the tremendous opportunity to share my knowledge and to develop my passion by working with amazing children.”

Katherine Allen

Fours Assistant Teacher

“My roots to Good Shepherd run deep. My daughter attended the school and we continue to be involved in the Parish community. The love here is palpable and it nourishes my soul to the bone.”

Katy Shoopman

Fours Assistant Teacher

"I love the GSES community because everyone including staff, teachers, parents and the students are so connected. Each person here is special to me."

Tish Miller

Fours Assistant Teacher

Coming Soon!

Charlotte Trafton

Bridging Kindergarten Lead Teacher / School Chaplain

"I love that Good Shepherd treasures the whole child - each one's spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. Every adult in the school loves what's unique about each child's playful, curious spirit, supports each child's ups and downs, and actively promotes each one's interests. It's a joy to come to work in this place each and every day."

Jennifer Timmermans

Bridging Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

"I love the people I work with, especially being able to work with children and their families for so many years. Our programs are play based, and each year is unique and special for the children."

Sheryl Johnson

Bridging Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Coming soon!

Sherine Mansour

Assistant Floating Teacher

"I help all ages at GSES from the two’s classes to Kindergarten. I love how I get to experience all the age groups as that gives me the opportunity to get to know all the children around the school."

Hannah Boone

After School Enrichment Program Lead Teacher

Blake Eiland

After School Enrichment Program Assistant Teacher

"I love seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when we are on the playground, especially when I get to swing with them! I also love listening to their sweet little voices in carpool while waiting for their families."

Becca Westerkom

Music and Movement Teacher

"I love creating a welcoming, loving, and fun environment where kids can laugh while learning basic musical elements, and important life skills. Music and movement helps children with social and emotional skills, develops confidence and strengthens fine and gross motor skills. I get to introduce basic elements of music to these little creative and magical humans which lays the groundwork for their future musical endeavors."

Sue Young

Librarian and Spanish Teacher

"GSES provides a supportive, caring and fun environment for me to pursue my passion - sharing stories with children. I love seeing kids' faces light up with delight, curiosity, or discovery. The support of the GSES community enables me to keep updating our shelves with the newest and best children's books.

Trevon Heartwell (Mr. Trey)

Facilities Manager

"I love working with all the teachers and staff. The children's singing and laughter bring me happiness even on a challenging day. I smile walking into school each day, and I hope to be as positive and inspirational to others as they have been to me."